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 counselling service 13 11 14.
- Mensline Australia 24-hour counselling service 1300 789 978.
- Parent Line 24-hour advice 1300 130 052.
There are more mental health services under Our Support > Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Online Parent Support Resources
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. Click on the Parent Support Course image to access a wide variety of curated, support resources. These have been collated to assist you with most parenting challenges, from Mental Health concerns to Cyber Safety.
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 on the first Monday of each month to contribute to decision-making, developing policies and management plans as well as fundraising. Please email the school for information on how to join the HSPA P&C.