Roseville Public School

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Telephone02 9417 4107

Emailroseville-p.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.

The Roseville Parents' and Citizens' Association meet once per term on a Thursday evening at a date to be confirmed each term.  Meetings feature regular reports from the Principal and P&C Committees. The P & C Executive Committee includes a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and Vice President. 

The School P and C Association have a number of sub-committees that increase the opportunity for parent participation. These include

  • Band Committee- manages the organisation of the five school bands.
  • Canteen Committee- assists with the running and staffing of our school canteen.
  • Clothing Pool Committee- organises and runs the uniform shop.
  • Archives Co-ordinator- maintains school records.
  • Tuckerbox Co-ordinator- helps our parent community in times of need with meal support.
  • Community Notice Board Co-ordinator- maintains our school and community connections.
  • Social Co-ordinator- builds parent and community relationships.
  • School Watch- provides after hours security through a system of parent volunteers.
  • Fund Raising Committee- services the raising of additional funds to support learning programmes and school facilities.

Meetings are well attended with members committed to providing exceptional support to the educational and social programs of the school.

Please follow the link to the new P&C website www.rpspandc.org.au

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.

Community

We rely heavily on the support of our school community. Our partnership together determines the effectiveness of our school. We encourage all parents to become active participants in school activities, be it support in classrooms, parent groups, fundraising or school governance. We have an 'open-door' community policy.

Every second Friday after school there is a "Stay and Play" afternoon from 3pm-4pm, where the canteen is open and the clothing pool may operate a pop-up stall.  Please note that parents are required to be there to supervise any children attending.  "Stay and Play" dates are advertised in the School Bulletin. 

 

Community Visits

Bourke Public School

Roseville Public School is proud of our special relationship with our sister school, Bourke Public School.

Bourke is a town of 2,500 situated approximately 800 km north-west of Sydney. Bourke lies in a remote location and it is considered being the gateway to the outback, hence the term 'Back o' Bourke'.

Our sister school was officially opened in 1976 and at present has 200 students enrolled, 67% of which are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent. Bourke Public School has strong values towards high achievement in Literacy and Numeracy in a caring and stimulating environment.

We aim to send Roseviile Public School students and staff to visit Bourke Public School on a regular basis and they have also reciprocated with many visits to our school, often being billeted by our school families.

 

Pararoos

Pararoos team after match pictured with RPS staff members

Roseville Public School is a proud partner of the Pararoos, Australia's national football team for players with cerebral palsy or acquired brain injuries.  Despite little financial support or publicity the Pararoos achieve successfully on the world stage and are a shining example to our students of resilience and the ability to overcome adversity.

Through this developing partnership we aim to address a key target of our School Plan by increasing our students' level of global citizenship and awareness.

In recent times students have enjoyed school visits from Pararoo's star players and ambassadors and along with family members, had the opportunity to attend open training sessions and matches.