Carlton South Public School

Telephone02 9587 5777

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.

Parents and Citizens' Association meetings

The Parents and Citizens' Association meets Wednesday evenings during Weeks 3 and 7 in the school library to discuss upcoming fundraising events and the school agenda.

Parents and Citizens' Association focus

Our major focus is providing opportunities to support school educational programs and the school environment in which students learn.

Our P&C organise a variety of events to raise money for much needed resources in the school.

Over the past few years the P&C have been able to provide the school through their fundraising efforts with:

  • robotics equipment
  • new books
  • interactive technologies
  • representative jerseys
  • Year 6 shirts
  • air conditioning.

Some of the events organised to achieve these goals are:

  • discos
  • school cookbook
  • Mother's Day and Father's Day stalls
  • donut and hot cross bun drives
  • movie nights.

The P&C supports school events such as walkathon, Education Week, Easter raffle, welcome BBQ, kindergarten orientation & transition programs, representative sports and International Teacher's Day.

New members always welcome

The P&C welcomes new members to our school community and encourages parents to be involved. Any involvement, big or small, is greatly appreciated.

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.