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 – 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.
The students of Turvey Park Public School benefit greatly from the strong support of its parent bodies. The parent groups not only provide vital financial assistance to the school, but also organise activities for both students and the school community. Their role in the decision making process of the school is valued and appreciated.
P & C Association
This parent group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Staffroom. The P & C meetings provide an opportunity for parents to be kept informed of issues related to the education of their children and current happenings within the school. They also work in conjunction with other groups to organise fundraising events for the school.
The Canteen Committee is responsible for the management of the Canteen. Students, parents and staff appreciate and benefit from the service this group provides. Meeting dates and times are notified through the school newsletter. Interested parents who would like to help in the Canteen should contact the Canteen Manager, Mrs Merryl Heydon. Parent helpers are rostered on a monthly basis.