Padstow Park Public School

Knowledge, Wisdom, Insight

Telephone02 9773 9258

Emailpadstowpk-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Parents, carers and the community

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.

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.

You can find the P&C association on Facebook.

Our parents & citizens' association (P&C) brings the school community together. Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.

The P&C also raises funds that help finance improvements to our school and provide additional resources.

In recent years the P&C have raised and funded the conversion of a building not used into a teaching kitchen for our children, funded the replacement of the curtains on the stage in the hall and is in the process of upgrading the laptop facilities so that all students have access to a computer during computer classes.

P&C office bearers for 2018 include:

  • Sarah Wotherspoon, President

  • Elizabeth Hastings, Vice President

  • Moona Taouk, Treasurer

  • Adrienne Jenkins, Vice Treasurer

  • David Phillips, Secretary

All positions will be up for re-election in November. The P&C welcomes additional parents and community members to come along to meetings, and participate in helping our school community.