As a parent or carer you are a vital part of our school community, we offer a range of services to support you and your family.
Inclusive Learning Support
NSW public schools are well prepared to support students with disability and additional learning and support needs and staff are ready to answer your questions.
Visit our Inclusive learning support hub for more information on:
- Children starting school with additional needs
- Support and adjustments available
- Personalised learning and development
Counselling for families
The school counsellor can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. Contact us to make an appointment. For information in community languages, see school counselling service.
Outside of the education system, free telephone counselling services are available to support families who may be going through a difficult time.
- Lifeline 24-hour phone counselling service. 13 11 14
- Mensline Australia 24 hour phone counselling for men 1300 789 978
- Parent Line 24-hour advice service 1300 1300 52
Interpreting and Translations
We will help you communicate with our school. If you’d like an interpreter for a school meeting, let us know and we will arrange one, if available. If you don’t speak or understand English well and want to contact us, call TIS National on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language. The operator will call the school and get an interpreter to help. This service is free.
For more information, listen in your language. Visit the department’s translated documents section for important information that’s relevant for your child’s education in many languages.
Volunteering at School
Helping out at school is a great way to get involved in your child’s education as well as get to know the staff and other parents and carers. Research shows that children benefit when their parents or carers are actively involved in their education and school life.
You can help by:
- volunteering on sports days
- helping supervise excursions
- getting involved in fundraising activities
- joining school committees.
Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C)
Our Parents and Citizens’ Association (P&C) is made up of parents and carers, teachers and community members. The P&C meets regularly to contribute to decision-making, developing policies and management plans as well as fundraising.