Canterbury Public School

Participation, Equity, Excellence

Telephone02 9718 2884

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.

Community noticeboard

Posters, notices and events from the local community. Please note that the posting of content does not indicate an endorsement of any content, and that the school is not involved in the organisation of any of the events listed. 

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts auditions

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts will be holding auditions for prospective students in June and July. Download  the audition information (PDF 213KB) for more details.

Premier's Reading Challenge tips for parents

Download and view our Premier's Reading Challenge tips for parents (PDF 84KB) to find out how you can support your child.

Canterbury Bankstown Family Day Care

Canterbury Bankstown Family Day Care is a local child care business providing childminding services for families in the area. Download and view Canterbury Bankstown Family Day Care (PDF 549KB) to find out more. 

Foster parenting

Family and community services are seeking people in the local area to provide short term and crisis foster care for children and young people from 0-18 years that are unable to live with their own families. Download and view the become a foster parent booklet (PDF 597KB) for more information. 

Northcott herapy

Northcott Therapy  provide therapy services for children aged 9-15 with a diagnosed disability including global developmental delay in the inner west at school or at home. Download and complete the Northcott Therapy referral form (PDF 198KB) and email it to to book a session.