Tahmoor Public School

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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.

Come along to a P and C (Parents and Citizens) meeting to find out what it's really all about!

The main objectives of the P and C are to promote friendship within the school community, to raise funds for resources and facilities and to support our school's staff in their efforts to enhance learning opportunities for our children.

Registration of Members of the P and C Association

While anyone is welcome to attend P and C meetings, the main benefit of membership is the right to vote on issues that arise at meetings. Of course, people can only be elected to the P and C Executive Committee or its subcommittees if they are registered members. 

Membership will be open to all parents and carers of pupils attending the school and to all citizens within the school community. The association shall maintain a register of members. A person whose name appears in the register and who has paid the annual subscription shall be a member of the association.

The register shall be updated after each general meeting by the Secretary or the Secretary’s nominee. If the name of a person has been omitted from the register when that person is otherwise entitled to be a member and their name should have been recorded in the register, then that person shall be a member of the association.

Applications for membership can be submitted at the Annual General Meeting and applicants do not need to be present for their application to be approved. Alternatively, at any meeting after the AGM, applicants can apply for membership in person. Applicants will not be able to vote until the following month's meeting. The register of members is available at each P and C meeting to confirm membership or record details of new members.

P and C membership lapses annually so you must submit a new application form every year. Membership is not automatic because you are a parent at the school.

To become a member please complete the application form available from the school office office. Please consider both parents/guardians registering as members of the        P and C so that either person can attend meetings and vote on issues that interest them. Membership is set at $1.00 per year.

Registration for the Volunteer Register

For insurance purposes, a register of all voluntary workers for Association Activities must be maintained. Please tick the relevant box in this section of The form to ensure insurance coverage for any voluntary work e.g. Mother's Day Father's Day stalls,Canteen, BBQ's, fete, etc that you might do during the year.

We welcome your enthusiasm, energy and involvement!

You don't have to be on the Executive Committee to have a say and make a difference. Be a member!!

School Staff

The association shall not exercise any authority over the teaching staff or any matter relating to the control or management of the school. School staff may become members of the association. The Principal of the school, or the Principal’s nominee, shall be a member, ex-officio, of the association and all its committees.


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.