Blackwell Public School

Educating for Tomorrow

Telephone02 9670 5080

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)

Blackwell's Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) meet to support the school and discuss important school matters.

The Executive for 2022 are:

President – Amanda Lumsden

Vice President – Anna Sheen

Secretary – Racheal Chambers

Treasurer – Stuart Lumsden

Fundraising – Jade Bell

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all parents and carers of the school to attend our monthly meetings. Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 7pm in the school’s staffroom. You can also join our P&C Facebook page to keep up to date with what is happening in the school. Use the QR code to find our page. Please come and join our lovely group of like minded parents and careers.

Our meetings give everyone an opportunity to contribute and make our great school an even better place! Discussions include, but are not limited to, school curriculum, enrolments, staffing, events, uniforms, school photos, fundraising and your concerns and input.

The P&C hold regular fundraising events to help raise much needed funds for the school. All funds are directly put back into the school and spent on resources to support children in their learning.

This year we aim to bring the community and school back together after 2 years of lockdowns.

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.