Peakhurst Public School

Promoting Effort and Excellence in a Caring Environment

Telephone02 9153 9157

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.

A group of Parents who are involved in a variety of school activities from policy to financial planning as well as canteen, fundraising activities, school functions and uniform shop.

Parents, teachers and community members can help meet the needs of the school community and contribute to decisions about the school.

Meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month during school terms.  They alternate between morning and evening meetings.

Meetings, fundraising and membership

The best way to provide support and find out more about the school and it's students is to attend the P&C Meetings.  They are friendly and very informative. New ideas and new faces are always welcome. Our school Principal or her representative always attend.

A large focus of the P&C at Peakhurst is fundraising. It is through our fundraising that we are able to provide funds for improvements to the school environment a well as funds for educational resources. We have an incredible team of volunteers who undertake various fundraising projects throughout the year for example movie night, disco, read-a-thon to mention a few.

Membership is open to all parents and carers of students, and citizens of the community.

When you are involved in school activities you have a lot of fun, meet new people and are rewarded by the smiles on your child's face when you are around.

For more information, download P&C constitution file: