Ashfield Boys High School

Here we decide

Telephone02 9798 6620

Emailashfieldbo-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.

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.

The objectives of the parents and citizens are to

  • Promote the interests of the school through co-operation and parental engagement
  • Encourage parent and community participation in curriculum and other education issues in the school.
  • Assist the teaching staff in the establishment of school policy and management in all facets of school activities.
  • Assist in providing facilities and equipment for the school and in promoting the recreation and welfare of the students at the school.
  • To continue to do this we need your active support.

Meetings:

We hold meetings on a Monday night in week 2 and week 8 of each term. We discuss issues concerning our boys' education, hear about developments that are occurring in the school and hear about the achievements of our boys and their school. All parents are invited to attend and participate in these meetings. Attendance costs nothing, to be able to vote however you are required to be a funded member of the parents and citizens association. Membership costs 50c per year.

Committee:

This comprises of a president, two vice presidents, treasurer, minutes secretary and correspondence secretary. All positions are voted in at the P and C annual general meeting which takes place in November. To nominate or cast a vote you must be a funded member.

Fundraising:

We fundraise to help the school maintain its reputation in the community and to create the best environment we can. We hold a trivia night every year and for the past 3 years have held a BBQ at Bunning's Ashfield. We are joined by senior boys and teacher who are generous with their time for the BBQ.

In past years parents and citizens has provided funds for:

  • Laptops
  • School band
  • Attendance at State competitions in cycling, water polo, volleyball, surfing
  • Outdoor furniture for a year 12 social area
  • Library resources

In 2015 and 2016 we donated money for the new senior study centre as well as money to redevelop the library.

Your parents and citizens members represent the interests of the school at school presentations, orientation evenings and on selection panels to choose the best teachers for your boys when a position becomes available.

We look forward to continuing this level of support, particularly as the local schools decision means that more funds will be required to maintain an ageing building structure and the need for more space to encompass the different demand of new curriculum.

A levy has been introduced to improve our fund raising efforts as many parents are unable to attend meetings or events.

Contact Us: 

If you would like a copy of the meetings minutes or have any questions about what is happening this year, email the committee president: abhs_pandc@hotmail.com

David Lewis

President

Ashfield Boys High School parents and citizens