Belmore South Public School

Creating the Future

Telephone02 9759 4388

Emailbelmoresth-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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 as teachers and classroom helpers (PaTCH)

At Belmore South Public School, we value the role parents and caregivers play in supporting children's learning within and beyond the classroom. We are proud to offer a parents as teachers and classroom helpers (PaTCH) program to increase parent and caregiver confidence in supporting children's learning at home and in school.

What is PaTCH?

PaTCH is a 10-week training program ran by our teachers to accredit parent volunteers in supporting children to read, write and count in the early years of schooling.

Parent volunteers participate in:

  • 5 training sessions totalling 10 hours of tuition with an option of child care included
  • complete a minimum of 15 hours of in class literacy and numeracy classroom support with the help of our teachers
  • collect examples of student learning to support participant training.

Successful completion may lead to a pathway (part qualification) towards a Certificate 3 at TAFE (technical and further education).

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.