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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.

Mawarra Public School P&C

Mawarra Public School Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) promotes the interest of the school by bringing all members of the school community into close communication and co-operation.

The P&C are a group of dedicated parents, carers and teaching staff who strive to give our students the best education. They assist in providing valuable equipment and resources to the school and supporting the school's strategic plan.


Your 2023 P&C Executive Team


Shannon Wright

Vice Presidents

Erin Ingram & Natalie Soire


Deborah Ferry


Anna Saleh

Fundraising Co-ordinators

Linda Prior assisted by Ami Kyle, Natalie Grady & Sam Punch


Hannah Finkelde & Crista Wilson

Uniform Shop Co-ordinator

Kimberley Hillis

Student Welfare Parent Representatives

Natalie Grady & Sarah Cleaton

Community Liaison Officer / Executive Support

Theresa Beauchamp


2023 Meeting Dates

The P&C Association will meet monthly in the school library on the following dates in 2023:

·       20th February

·       20th March

·       8th May

·       5th June

·       31st July

·       28th August

·       23rd October

·       20th November

The P&C committee is the voice of the parents. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings or help out at events.

What Does the P&C Do?

We aim to support student learning and teaching staff through fundraising that provides extra school items and resources.

The P&C Committee works with the school, aiming to build a stronger school community where all students benefit.

At P&C, you can contribute to positive student behaviours and learning, student dress code, sub-committees, school routines, budget, fundraising and school surveys.

Why Join the P&C?

A lot can and has been achieved through the P&C and school working together towards common goals. To continue this important work, P&Cs need people with a range of talents who are committed to delivering great outcomes for their children and school. The more people involved, the more successful it will be.

At meetings, you can hear first-hand what is happening at Mawarra PS and have a voice on some important aspects of school life. Together, we identify areas where the P&C could help. For example, by providing further resources for classrooms or making improvements to the buildings and grounds.

Participating in P&C activities can also help you to form friendships with other parents/carers and feel a part of your school community.

We’d love the Mawarra P&C to reflect family diversity and perspectives from families across all stages at Mawarra.

If you can’t attend but would like to raise something or ask any questions, you can contact the committee at


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.