Botany Public School

Caring Creative Connected

Telephone02 9316 8889

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 hardworking Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) is made up of parents and carers, teachers and community members.

The P&C warmly welcome our school community at events including Mother's Day and Father's Day breakfasts, the Welcome Evening at the beginning of the year, the Easter Hat Parade and raffle and school BBQs. This develops strong community spirit.

The P&C also meets regularly to coordinate school Working Bees, develop fund raising initiatives, as well as to provide services such as clothing pool, banking and book club. Some P&C members also contribute to our school Ethics Program. 

Please visit the P&C website for more information:   



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.