Erskineville Public School

Your Community School for the Future

Telephone02 9557 5206

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.

About the parents and citizens' association

The Erskineville public school parents and citizen's association (P&C) is a friendly and welcoming group of parents and carers working in partnership with the school on community building, advocacy and fundraising initiatives.

All members of the school community are welcomed and encouraged to be active in the P&C and its activities.

Parents and citizens' association objectivies

  • To promote the interest of the school by bringing parents, pupils and teaching staff into close co-ordination.
  • To assist in providing additional aids to teaching which complement those supplied by the Department of Education.
  • To act on behalf on the department in any matters in which the co-operation of the association may be sought by the department. 
  • To support the activities of the Federation of P&C Association of NSW and their District Councils.
  • To do all such things as may promote the interest of education.