School opens its doors to Community Services
Glenroi Public School are three weeks into a new school initiative which began from Orange local, Donna Monaghan.
The front section of Glenroi School, each Thursday will offer a space for parents and students to engage with services available within our community.
The master-mind behind the idea, Schools learning support officer and Community Engagement officer for Glenroi Public School, Donna Monaghan explained, “Working at the Council I saw that there was a huge barrier with community accessing services, when I got the position here at school I thought that would be a great opportunity to use our school as a bit of a hub for services to come out and bring their information to connect with our school community.”
Donna mentioned that she was blown away by services rallying behind her idea, so much so, most weeks they will be doubling up with services.
“They have really come on board and really want to come out and interact with our school community, I think it will become a really popular thing and for parents to know this will happen every Thursday, it will give them an opportunity to come and talk one on one, not in such a formal environment, with family or friends around them. These could be services they may not even know about and get that information that they need, that can really benefit them.”
Some of the services include; Life without Barriers, TAFE, The Smith Family, VERTO and Orange Health Service.
Relieving Principal, Mrs Liz Beasley explained, “We are excited to be developing the pop-up community events, it is a great way to bring services that support them and their children to our school and to inform the community.”
If this is something you may be interested in, you can find more information on the Glenroi Public School Facebook page.