Palmers Island Public School

Citizenship, Scholarship and Sportsmanship

Telephone02 6646 0114

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.

The Palmers Island Public School P&C allows parents to have a say in how their local school is functioning and how best to meet the needs of their own individual community. The P&C is a place where the distilled wisdom of a local community can have real and positive impacts on how a school functions.

The Palmers Island Public School P&C meets the first Tuesday every month at 3pm in the School Library.

Being involved in the P&C offers many rewards to the school, students and parents including:

  • being involved in making decisions about the future of the school
  • helping raise money for providing better facilites, resources and experiences for the students and school
  • being more involved with students learning
  • meeting and networking with other parents and staff
  • setting an example for your children by being involved in a community organisation
  • learning new skills in event co-ordination, networking, record keeping, public speaking, fundraising and much more...

For more information about the P&C please contact P&C Vice President Gail Campbell on 0410 448 057 or come along to one of monthly P&C meetings.

P&C 2018 office bearers

President: Naomi Connock

Vice President: Garbie Croft

Treasurer: Malika Van Pelt

Secretary: Kylie McIntyre

Canteen co-ordinator: Garbie Croft

Fundraising co-ordinator: Amber Toms, Alan Simpson, Malika Van Pelt and Naomi Connock

Uniform shop: Carley Grayson 

Kids in the kitchen: Alan Simpson and Garbie Croft