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 – 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.
Communication with parents
Our school has an open school policy and parents are urged to contact the classroom teachers to discuss their child's development. The Principal, members of the Executive and Teachers are also available to further discuss your child's development. Parents have an open invitation to visit their child's classroom by arrangement with the classroom teacher to participate in the learning programs.
Parents are always welcome in our school. We are aware of the importance of your role in your children's education and believe that parents and teachers should work as a team to ensure the best education for our students. A strong, positive home-school relationship, based on mutual respect, provides sound support for students as they strive to realise their academic, physical, social, emotional and moral potential.
An assembly for the whole school is held every Friday morning. During these assemblies recognition is given to the many wonderful achievements of students at our school. Additionally, the names of the weekly class Merit Awards are announced.
Team assemblies are held at various times during the week. Your child's classroom teacher will inform you of the time. The assemblies are managed by the students of the school and a class has the responsibility of presenting these assemblies. Many awards are presented at these assemblies. They include Merit Cards and Certificates, which recognise achievements of students.
Assemblies are either whole school assemblies or team assemblies. Parents are warmly invited to share these occasions with us.
Our Key communication tools are:
Class Dojo - direct communication between home and the teacher.
Sea Breeze - our newsletter to our school community. The newsletter is sent out each week via Dojo and Facebook and can also be accessed via the school website or school app.
School App - can be downloaded from your favourite App store by searching for Terrigal Public School.
Facebook - official Terrigal Public School Facebook page.
The school app gives access to school information on mobile devices. The App includes our calendar, messages, newsletters and a range of other features.
The App can be downloaded from your favourite App store by searching for Terrigal Public School.
The school website contains information about most things that occur in the school. Parents can view notes, information, the calendar and newsletters via the website.
The weekly newsletter, "Seabreeze", provides the essential communication during the school term and is sent out via Dojo and Facebook every Thursday. It provides a wide range of information for you and your child. It is the major means of the regular communications between the school and its community. The newsletter is also available on the school website and also via the school app.
In order for your child's work to be published and acknowledged in the newsletter, the Terrigal Primary School publishing agreement must be signed.
Class Dojo is the schools preferred method for general communication between families and class teachers.