Penshurst Public School

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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.

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 – an 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.

Penshurst Public School Parent & Citizens Association (P&C) meet on the second last Wednesday of the month during school term. If you are available please come along as we would appreciate your time and input.

As always, the more parents involved, the better the P&C can serve the school community. New faces are always very welcome. If you want to have a say or get involved in P&C activities, the best place to start is by coming to a meeting. When you arrive at school, come into the office and sign in as a visitor. The office staff will then let you know where the meeting is being held. If you are unable to come to the meetings but you would like an issue raised on your behalf, you can contact the P&C Secretary or leave a message with the school front office.

Parents and citizens comittee members

Office bearers

President:         Cale Munns

Vice President 1:   Vivianne Zheng

Vice President 2:   Cyndee Chen Sem

Treasurer:          Angela Chung

Secretary:         Belinda De Silva