As a parent or carer, you are an important part of our school community. We offer a range of services to support you and your family.
Gateway Family Services - Playgroup
Gateway family Services run a playgroup for children birth to school age every Thursday from 9:15am to 11:15am in the school hall during the School Term. The program operates in conjunction with the family links project which is a federal government initiative.
Anne Howes leads the project and provides games, stories, music, painting and parenting information. Children need to bring a drink, piece of fruit, a hat and a gold coin contribution. It is a wonderful time for parents to get together, meet other parents and develop links with the local school community.
For more information please contact:
02 4739 5963
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 telephone counselling service. 13 11 14.
- Mensline Australia – 24-hour telephone counselling service for men. 1300 789 978.
- Parent line – 24-hour advice and information 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.
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.
The school council is representative of the whole school. The aim is to assist with policy decision making for the school community. We are guided by the annual management plan from the principal at the beginning of each school year, and also by sports policies, security and maintenance procedures.
The members of the school council are the principal, deputy principal, a teacher representative (as voted by the other teachers), 4 parent representatives (1 of which is the P&C president) and 1 community member. Meetings are held once a term or as the need arises.