Girraween High School

Aspire - Respect - Unite

Telephone02 9636 7293

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. Ph: 13 11 14.
  • Mensline Australia – 24-hour telephone counselling service for men. Ph: 1300 789 978.
  • Parent line – an advice and information service. Ph: 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.

P&C meetings are held every 4th Wednesday of the month (except during holidays) at 6:30pm in the top of the Library. 

The P&C and the school work closely together to provide support for the school in the form of consultations with regard to any school issues and fund raising to improve the school facilities. Monthly P&C meetings provide a forum for parents to have input into specific school issues, and to gain valuable feedback from the staff members attending.

The P&C manages both the school canteen and the pre-loved uniform shop. They also provide catering for major school events throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering your time for any of the P&C initiatives, please contact the P&C President at the email address below.

The P&C takes an active interest in improving school facilities and support the valuable parent information evenings held throughout the year. P&C also takes an active role in placing parents in the staff recruitment panels, student selection panels and school finance committee to ensure fair representation throughout the year.

If you wish to contact the P&C, please send an email to


Mrs Juliette Chapman 


Advice for Parents from DoE

Helpful advice for parents can be found here: