Narwee Public School

Deeds not words

Telephone(02) 9153 9756

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.

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.

If you would like to be more formally involved, come along to a P&C meeting. It is a great way to keep in touch with the ‘bigger picture’ of what is happening in our school.  Our meetings are friendly and informal.  You will not be asked to take on any tasks that you are not comfortable with.

The P&C brings parents, students and teachers into close co-operation and is committed to fostering parent-teacher partnerships. The P&C assists the school in many ways – and the more parents that are involved the more support that can be given to the school to benefit your child’s education.  Many hands make light work!

Fundraising is the most common activity that P&Cs are known for – and for very good reason.  Schools are provided with limited funding.  The schools that seem to have ‘a bit more’ generally have a strong P&C. Traditionally funds are raised through sausage sizzles, chocolate drives and guessing competitions – however, if you have any more creative ideas, please come and share them with us.

The P&C is also there to provide information to parents and other family members.  Our information sessions during Terms 2 & 3 are always interesting.  Topics have included health and behavioural issues, how to help with homework, transition to high school and keeping up with the technology that your child is using at school.

Meetings are held on a Tuesday and alternate between 9.30am and 7.00pm to allow parents to have a choice.  Everyone is welcome!

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.