Ermington West Public School

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Telephone02 9638 5302

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.

Parents and carers, as partners in the education process, have a right and a responsibility to play an active role in the education of their children. The P&C enables parents and citizens to meet to determine the needs and aspirations of the school community. Working together, staff, parents and carers can ensure all children get the best possible education and opportunities at EWPS.


With the aid of parent volunteers, the P&C runs the Canteen and Uniform Store. The P&C is also dedicated to conducting other fundraising activities throughout the year. Money from these events supplement the school's capacity to provide additional resources and facilities for the students. Funds raised by the P&C are directed to a number of areas including educational equipment, fun activities and providing for the comfort and wellbeing of the students. 


P&C meetings provide a forum for parents, carers and staff to discuss activities at the school, share ideas, raise concerns and have input into the decisions affecting their children. The P&C meets in the connected classroom on the second Tuesday of every month during the term.

P&C Executive 

President - Ben Train

Vice President - Shing Lee

Treasurer - Trish Tillard

Co-Treasurer -Sharon Wong 

Secretary - Michelle Wood


Please note: You do not need to attend all meetings or assist in all activities. You just need to be interested in what's happening at Ermington West Public School and have some time to contribute your ideas, feedback and energy. There are so many different ways our parents and carers can be involved in the life of the school, and every action, large or small, makes a difference for children.