The Rock Central School

Teamwork, Respect, Care, Success

Telephone02 6920 2132

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 – 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.

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.

P&C main function

The Rock Central School P&C Association main function is to promote the interests of the school by bringing parents, citizens, teachers, staff and students into close co-operation and to assist in providing facilities and equipments for the school through its fundraising activities. The P&C role in the school is strongly embedded in promoting the recreation and welfare of students at the school.


The P&C is open to all parents of students attending The Rock Central School and to all citizens within its community. The association holds its general meetings on the second Wednesday of each month. An annual general meeting is held in March of each year to elect its executive committee. A small fee payable at the AGM or after any further general meetings enables eligible members to vote on decisions made by the P&C.


The P & C committee will hold their Annual General Meeting for 2013 on the 14th of March and 7pm in the staff room.  All office bearer positions are open for election at each AGM.

Positions include:

  • President
  • Two Vice-Presidents
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Up to 6 Ordinary Members

If an office-bearer position becomes vacant between annual general meetings, the position is to be filled through an election at any general meeting.  Only financial P & C members are eligible to stand for a position.  Payment of the membership fee must be made by the close of one meeting so that the member is eligible to exercise membership rights (eg. vote) at the next meeting.

(Quotation from Handbook for P & C Associations Fact Sheet 2,3,7.)
General meetings are held in Weeks 3 and 7 of each school term, Wednesday evenings, 7pm in the Staff Room.