Narrabeen Sports High School

Respect | Responsibility | Success

Telephone02 9913 7820

Emailnarrabeen-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.

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.

Parent Portal

The school's Parent Portal allows you to:

  • View and provide a reason for your child's absences
  • View your child's timetable
  • View your child's learning and other support plans (if relevant)
  • View student daily notices
  • Change your family details
  • Access school policies and procedures
  • Access and print your child's academic reports
  • Book Parent Teacher Interviews

Our P&C

The education and school experiences our children have are important to us all. But it’s often difficult to understand how we can best help or play a part in this.

The Narrabeen Sports High School P&C Association is both a voice and source of information for parents and the wider school community. Our children go through huge changes in their high school years. And, our school will also be going through significant changes over the next few years.

The P&C can be a useful point of contact or way for you to get involved as these changes take place. 

P&C Meetings

P&C meetings are a great opportunity to learn about what is happening in the school and have a say on issues and opportunities for our school and students. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month during term time.

We meet in the staff common room in the administration block, starting at 7pm. In addition to agenda issues raised by parents and community members, a member of the school executive gives an update on school matters, plans and developments.

Funding requests from the school and discussions on fundraising opportunities may also be discussed. Please email pandc@narrabeenhs.com if you have any queries or would like any questions, concerns or ideas added to the agenda, for discussion at a meeting.

Funding

You’ll know from your time as parents and carers of Primary School children, that the government funds only very specific things within all schools. Through the continued support of parents and community members, the P&C enhances and supports the quality education and school experiences of our high school students through a number of activities and initiatives.

Some recent examples are funds donated to install classroom air conditioning units to avoid our children being distracted away from learning by the heat in summer and cold in winter; the provision of sports bags for Year 7 students to keep soiled sportsclothes/shoes and school books separate; purchase of experiment materials and equipment to enhance the level of engagement of students in science; sponsorship of drug and alcohol awareness and education workshops for students, parents and teachers; and the improvement of canteen equipment.

Our main fund-raising activity is the quarterly car-boot sale, held on school grounds, on the last Sunday in February, May, August and November each year. 

These have been held for many years with great success. Money is raised primarily from stall holders’ fees as well as food and drinks sold on the day.

To ensure stallholders and the public experience a well-run market we rely on volunteers to make the day a success. We require helpers for 1-2 hours early in the morning to help direct stallholders to parking areas and set up the grounds.

Emails are sent out to parents and carers in the lead-up to the event with more details. Without parents’ help, these fund-raising activities would not be possible, so please circle these event dates in your diary and plan to help out, at least once during the year.

The P&C has a Facebook page is where we publish meeting dates and information and we have a dedicated email address pandc@narrabeenhs.com if you have any questions or feedback you would like to provide.

In 2022 we would like to grow our P&C membership base (from the current 12 members) so that we can continue to run the P&C effectively and raise money for the school community. We have lots of great ideas but need more hands and bodies to see them come to light.

Emails are sent out once per term and for any other special events. 

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.