Menai Public School

Together we learn and grow

Telephone02 9543 4924

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.

All parents and carers are warmly invited to attend our P&C meetings. The P&C meets Monday nights at 7pm in the staffroom in Weeks 2 and 6 of each term. 

This association is a vital component of our school community. Meetings are an opportunity to meet other parents and to participate in projects of importance to the school. Through fundraising and social activities, the P&C raises funds to support programs for maintenance and improvement of the school, sporting needs and for obtaining educational resources.

2018 P&C Executive

  • President: Ben Russell
  • Vice President: Julie Evans
  • Secretary: Annette Bass
  • Treasurer: Illiske Butcher
  • Fundraising Co-ordinator: Biki Gavric
  • Co-fundraising Co-ordinator: Sarah Paphitis
  • Uniform Co-ordinator: Julie Evans
  • School Banking: Fiona Harris