Burnside Public School

Omnia Pro Bono - For the good of all

Telephone02 9630 1422

Emailburnside-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 – 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 P&C association meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the Staff Room at 7:30pm. The P&C is an open forum for all parents and you are encouraged to attend meetings. 

The major roles of the P&C are as follows:

  • provision of additional school resources by fundraising
  • organising social functions for the benefit of students and parents
  • providing services such as the Uniform Shop
  • addressing educational and welfare issues as they affect our school and its students
  • keeping parents informed of the latest developments in education by arranging guest speakers to attend meetings.