Riverside Girls High School

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Telephone 02 9816 4264

Emailriversideg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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.

The Parents and Citizens (P&C) association wishes that all parents and friends feel welcome and connected to the school.

The meetings are informative and friendly.  A selection of teachers have spoken about their expertise and areas of interest and parents have had an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about these programs and how they can benefit their daughter's education.

Also parents can participate in key decision making activities which harness their skills and encourage their excitement about education and learning.  Recently we have had parents:

  • on merit selection panels for choosing staff
  • involved in the canteen tender process and choice of uniform supplier
  • attending professional learning activities about the National Curriculum
  • as key decision makers in the finance team and in the school planning cycle
  • working closely with the principal and students to influence the strategic direction of the school.

The P&C funds a number of special projects and items to improve outcomes at Riverside. They hold hand over ceremonies during school time to show appreciation and raise awareness of the P&C.

Parent resources

If you need:

  • Student absence permissions
  • Change of personal information

Please email the school riversideg-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au