Meet our Volunteers

Name: Liz Pye

Children @ CNPS: Emma in grade 6 and Dan in grade 3

How have you volunteered at CNPS? (Current and past): In a myriad of ways over the years, in the classroom helping with spelling and reading, gardening and cooking with the kids, setting up the fundraising efforts at the Farmer's Market, as President of P&F, on Bunnings BBQs, Twilight Sports, End of Month lunches, and most recently doing communications and food at Make.Noise.

Why do you volunteerFor a whole range of reasons, initially to be involved, to make a contribution to the school and the community, to make friends. Because my then preschooler got to hang out at school. To get to know the kids, the teachers and how school life is, because I enjoy it and because my kids value it.

Anything else you would like to include: For me the biggest challenge with volunteering is always overcoming that initial shyness, of putting yourself in a unfamiliar situation, the feeling that your contribution won't be wanted or valued. But it is, by your kids and by the other parents who volunteer, and I like to think by the school community as a whole.