Toongabbie West Public School

Building Educational Success Together

Telephone02 9631 3610

Emailtoongabwst-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.

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.

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.

The Toongabbie West Public School parents and citizens association meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm, allowing parents and members of the community to take part in an open forum, raising issues of general interest. Notification of functions and dates of the P&C will be distributed. The financial role of the P&C association is critical to the effectiveness of school programs. Your support and input is invited. Dates and times of meetings are published in the school newsletter and on the Term calendar on our school web site. You can contact the P&C via email at twpandc@gmail.com.

Our committee members

President

Matthew Chalmers

Vice President

Alison Wall

Treasurer

Julia Leahy

Secretary

Shylee Green

Fundraising coordinator

Kylie Stanton

Assistant fundraising coordinator

Mouna Carrasco 

Book club coordinator

Mary Byrnes 

Assistant book club coordinator 

Katy Teperman 

School banking coordinator

Terry Harris 

Canteen coordinator

Michelle Gage & Susan Wyatt

Uniform shop coordinators

Shylee Green & Julia Leahy

Carnival coordinator

Jean Parker

Meeting dates for 2018

The meeting dates for the P&C are:

  • Tuesday 6 March 2018
  • Tuesday 3 April 2018 (Parent teacher interviews)
  • Tuesday 1 May 2018  (First day of Term 2)
  • Tuesday 5 June 2018
  • Tuesday 3 July 2018
  • Tuesday 7 August 2018
  • Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Saturday 27 October 2018 (Carnival)
  • Tuesday 27 November

We also have minutes available for previous meetings.