Carlingford West Public School

Fulfilling potential, achieving excellence

Telephone02 9871 7187

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.

The P&C is a group of volunteers who wish to support the education of children attending our school. The P&C is you … the parents, carers, citizens & staff linked to Carlingford West Public School.  

Our school is very fortunate to have a strong parent community who are actively involved with school activities, fundraising initiatives and volunteer committees.  We are always looking for new volunteers to help us.  

Through fundraising and social activities the P&C raises funds to support programs for the maintenance and improvement of the school, sporting needs and for obtaining educational resources.

Meetings are usually held on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month from 7:15pm. You are most welcome to come along to our next meeting to see how it works.

If you cannot make the P&C meetings this does not mean that you can’t volunteer in another role.

Our P&C is incorporated through The Federation of Parents and Citizens’ Associations of NSW.

Don’t wait for the changes you would like to see, come to the meetings and help make them happen! We have a very strong, friendly and supportive P&C. Please come to find out what is happening at our school and volunteer if the right opportunity arises for you!