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.
We are fortunate at Como Public School that funds raised allow us to support programs such as yoga, gymnastics, dance and drama. The P&C have provided funding for resources such as the play equipment, the sandpit, the vegetable garden, iPads, interactive whiteboards and the science transform interact learn engage (STILE) classroom.
The aim for 2018 is for the P&C to maintain an additional teaching day for students requiring additional learning support and also cater for enrichment learning.
P&C meetings will be held in week 3 and week 9 of every term on a Wednesday night from 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and become involved in P&C activities.
P&C executive members
- President - Matt van Breda
- Vice President - Jennifer Richardson
- Treasurer - Nathan Heston
- Secretary - Richard Mole
- Additional Executive Member: Rochelle Kirk
- Additional Executive Member - Katherine Dowling