Tacking Point Public School

Lighting the Way

Telephone02 6582 3478

Emailtackingpt-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 primary goal of the P&C is the promotion of home, school and community partnerships that will assist principals, teachers, support staff, parents and students in the development and planning of school activities.

Involving yourself in your child's schooling is a very rewarding experience, both for yourself and your child. Research has consistently shown that engagement in a child's schooling by parents invariably results in a marked improvement in the child's academic results.

At Tacking Point Public School, parents can help in a number of ways: helpers are welcomed in the classrooms, the library and the canteen; assistance on excursions and special outings is always required, and the many fundraising and social activities that the P&C undertakes need volunteers to manage and help with their running. Fundraising activities include: Mother's Day and Father's Day stalls; fun times for the whole family such as the Spring Fair; and a parents-only function, Trivia Night. Many friendships are made at these functions and an enjoyable time is had by all.

Meetings of the P&C are held at the school on the first Monday of the month at 7pm. These last about a hour and a half, and a wide variety of issues are discussed. You will find the meetings informative and a useful opportunity at which you have a chance to have your say and find out what is going on. You are strongly urged to attend this friendly forum.

For more information, please visit the P&C website.