Barellan Central School

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Excellence.

Telephone02 6963 9202

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.

Barellan Central has a very strong and committed P&C. They meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. Keep an eye on The Gazette for upcoming meeting dates.

The P&C organises the majority of the school's fundraising.

The P&C members play a critical role in school planning, consultation and promotional activities.

They manage the canteen which operates Monday,Thursday and Friday. They also manage the schools uniform needs.

The P&C Executive for 2022 comprises:

President - Sally Irons

Vice President - Leah Irons

Secretary - Chantelle Booker

Assistant Secretary - Liz Elwin

Treasurer - Michelle Evans

Uniform coordinator - Leah Irons

Canteen coordinator - Rae Bray

The P&C welcomes new members at any time throughout the year.