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Carlingford Public School

Carlingford Public School

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Parents & Citizens Association

The Carlingford Public School Parents and Citizens Association represents our community and has a close working relationship with the school.  It needs your active support to continue its valuable role in the life of the school.  Meetings are held at the school library on the third Monday of the month commencing at 7.30pm, unless advised otherwise. All parents and carers are most welcome to attend. Please check the school calendar on the website for confirmation of meeting dates.

Parental participation

There are many ways parents can become involved at Carlingford Public School.  One of the strengths of the school is the active participation of parents in a variety of activities.

We believe that:
o parents and teachers are partners in the education of children at Carlingford Public School;
o there needs to be close liaison between home and school, which will assist the teacher to build upon the child’s early years of learning;
o learning is most effective when home and school have common goals and vision;
o effective communication between home and school is essential.

Parents are welcome to our school

Opportunities are provided for parents to obtain information about new curricula and courses, thus gaining the confidence to participate in their child’s learning in an informed manner.

Parent helpers are welcome in our classrooms and it is hoped parents will also be able to give time to assist in learning programs when required.

All visitors to our school must sign the visitor’s register in the Administration Office before proceeding to other areas of the school.

General school contribution

The P&C Association provides financial assistance to the school by requesting from parents a P&C Donation and support for fund raising activities.  The money raised from these activities benefit the children by allowing the school to provide many innovative, quality education programs and to purchase additional equipment and resources not provided by government funds. Over recent years P&C donations have been used to fund Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, installation of WiFi throughout the school, purchase of over 100 iPads and laptops and contributed to our new K-2 playground and oval makeover.

The school is grateful for the support it has received from all parents.


The school canteen is operated by the P&C. Parent volunteers are required to assist the Canteen Manager in the preparation and serving of healthy and nutritious food to the students at both recess and lunch times. A volunteer roster is prepared and issued for each term and new helpers are always welcome

The canteen is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year; any variation to this is advertised in the school newsletter. Lunch orders are to be handed in with money to the canteen window before 9:25am.

Re-usable lunch wallets are available to purchase or orders can be written on a paper bag with the child’s name and class. Lunch orders are delivered to the classrooms at lunchtime.

At recess and lunchtime hot and cold snack items are available for purchase from the canteen window. A full menu and price list is issued at the beginning of the year.

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