Para Meadows School

A successful leader in Special Education

Telephone02 4229 1922

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 – 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.

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.

Para Meadows School Parents & Community works behind the scenes to support student programs across the school. The P&C funds visiting performances for students, as well as contributing to the purchase of resources for specialised programs across the school. Members of the P&C work hard to help provide an enriched environment for student learning.

The P&C also run the school canteen which is staffed by parents, grandparents and friends of the school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The canteen provides a valuable service to students and staff, as well a small profit to P&C funds. It is also a useful tool for students to improve money handling, shopping and ordering skills, and to develop further independence in a safe environment.

The P&C appreciates the support of parents across the school for the contributions they make to our fundraising activities.

Anyone is welcome to join the P&C and attend monthly meetings, or to work in the canteen. Please contact the school to express your interest.