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Gerringong Public School

Gerringong Public School

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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.

Gerringong Public School's P&C Vision Statement

Vision "Enhance the educational experience of our kids"

What does this mean? The Gerringong P&C is a body that enables parents to get involved andsupport the school and students in delivering the best possible learning environment for our kids.Collaborating with the school, gaps and needs are identified and decisions are made around howthe P&C can best support the delivery of first class education.

How does it work? A monthly meeting is the forum where any parent is welcome to come andmake suggestions, share ideas or raise concerns about school matters. The P&C conductsfundraising events throughout the year in order to support specific areas of the school andstudents. The P&C are also responsible for running the Canteen and Uniform Shop both as aservice to parents and students but also as a additional source of income to be reinvested back inthe school.