Picton High School

Creating Opportunities - Achieving Success

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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.

What is a P&C Association? 

A Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) is a group of community minded people, parents and citizens, who take on a more formal role to assist the school in providing:  

• feedback on school policies and activities  

• additional resources to be used to enhance student learning  

• parents with opportunities to be involved in their child's education. 

 Role of the P&C Association 

The P&C Association works with the Principal and the school community in a productive partnership to achieve the best possible outcomes for students. It is not the role of the P&C Association to interfere in the daily running of the school, which is the role of the Principal. 

  Functions of the P&C Association 

• To foster community interest in educational matters.  

• To encourage closer cooperation between the parents of students attending the school, other members of the community, staff and students of the school.  

• To provide advice and recommendations to the principal of the school on issues and concerns in respect of students and the general operation and management of the school.  

• To provide or assist in the provision of financial or other resources or services for the benefit of students of the school.  

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. Ph: 13 11 14.
  • Mensline Australia – 24-hour telephone counselling service for men. Ph: 1300 789 978.
  • Parent line – an advice and information service. Ph: 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.