Hurstville Grove Infants School

Building, Nurturing and Inspiring the Future

Telephone02 9580 5361

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. 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.

  • The P&C association meet on the 2nd Wednesday in each month at 9:30am in the school library.  At these meetings a report is given by the President of the P&C and the School Principal.
  • The P&C is an integral part of Hurstville Grove Infants School and without its support many of the activities and resources by the school could not be achieved.

At The Grove we have strong links with parents and the community

  • We have many community/parent volunteer programs supporting our students and their learning.  Parents are often seen helping during fundraising activities, incursions and excursions, sandwich club on Mondays, or working in the classroom with the teachers.  Parents are always welcome to attend out monthly informative P&C meetings.  There is something for everyone.

Parent Helpers in the Classroom

  • We are welcoming of parent helpers.  Please see your child's classroom teacher.  All parent helpers need to complete a working with children form from the office.