St Ives Public School

Telephone02 9144 1092

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.

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.

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.

All parents are invited to be part of the St Ives Public School Parents and Citizens Association. It's an important way to take an active role in your child's education at SIPS.  We're a friendly, welcoming group and we meet Tuesdays in Weeks 3 and 8 each term at 7.30pm in the Hall. The SIPS P&C is a member of The Federation of Parents and Citizens Association of NSW

Our meetings are attended by the school principal and senior members of the teaching staff, so an update on what's happening in the classrooms and wider school is always on the agenda. We also hear from our various committees and listen to queries and suggestions from all attendees. So, it's an opportunity to really hear what's going on around the school and be a part of key decision making.

P&C Contact:  email