Congewai Public School

A Unique & Innovative Learning Environment

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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.

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.

Parent / caregiver rights

  • The right to religious education: Parents / Caregivers in public schools have the right to have their children receive instruction in their religious ersuasion, where authorised teachers of that persuasion are available.
  • The right of choice: Parents / Caregivers may nominate an altrnative persuasion, where special religious education cannot be offered for students of a particular religious prsuasion, or for other reasons.
    Parents / Caregivers also have the right to choose not to have their children attend special religious education.
  • The right to information: Parents / Caregivers have the right to know how special religious education will be organised each year and which religious organisations will deliver it.
    Parents / Caregivers who choose for their children not to attend special religious education also have the right to know what options area available including special education in ethics where available by qualified and approved providers.