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.

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 work in partnership with the school for the better good of the students and the whole learning community. 

  • The P&C association meets regularly (find dates posted in the school calendar) in the school library. At these meetings a report is given by the president of the P&C and the school principal.

  • The P&C is an integral part of Hurstville Grove Infants School and without its support many of the activities and resources by the school could not be achieved.

  • We have many community/parent volunteer programs supporting our students and their learning. Parents are often seen helping during fundraising activities, BEAR reading and incursions.

  • Parents are always welcome to attend out monthly informative P&C meetings. There is something for everyone.

Parent Helpers

If you have the time to support the students of Hurstville Grove Infants School, we would appreciate your assistance as a tutor for our targeted reading program 'Be Excited About Reading' (BEAR). This is an opportunity for you to not only learn how to support your own child's reading development but more importantly enhance the skill set of students across the school. Mrs Sterg coordinates this program and is more than happy to elaborate further. 

 

Please note: all parent helpers require a 'working with children check' (WWCC). Please apply for the WWCC through Service NSW and bring your certification to the office to be registered.