Blakehurst Public School

A caring community school: safe respectful resilient engaged

Telephone02 9546 1555

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.

Blakehurst Public School has an active and supportive school community. Our P&C [Parents and Citizens] committee usually meets twice each term on the last Thursday of each month, commencing in February.

Membership is open to any parent or community member of the school.

Sub committees of the P&C include

  • Canteen Committee [The canteen operates Monday through Friday]
  • Uniform Committee [The uniform shop is open Friday morning 9:00 - 9:45am]
  • Fundraising Committee [Events include Easter guessing competitions, Special food days, Mother's Day, Father's Day and the huge Family Fun Night in November]

If you would like to be involved in any of our P&C activities, please come along to a P&C meeting or contact our school office for further details.

All P&C notes re Easter raffle, mother's day etc will be published here for your convenience to print.