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.
At Arcadia Public School we have a strong tradition of parents and students feeling a great sense of ownership and pride in their school. The school itself is a reflection of its close knit and supportive community.
Our school is a true partnership between our parents, our teachers and our community members. We work collaboratively with all the members of this partnership to ensure that the happiness and success of your child is our continual focus.
We actively encourage our parents to support our teaching and learning programs, to communicate openly with our teachers and to feel welcome in all classrooms. We are committed to them being valued participants in the education of their children.
The shared values of respect and cooperation are developed and displayed to our students. They have a sense of belonging and security which allows each of them to thrive academically and socially. They join their parents, community and teachers, working as a team, to make Arcadia Public School a great place to learn.
Your child and your family are the most important part of Arcadia Public School.
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.
Arcadia Public School enjoys a strong and dynamic Parents and Citizens Association (P&C). Arcadia PS P&C actively supports and enhances the quality education of our students through:
- the provision of funding for additional teaching resources;
- purchasing of educational aids;
- additions and improvements to the school facilities including the air conditioning of each learning space;
- maintenance and improvement of the school grounds including regular working bees;
- valued participation in school decision-making processes;
- organising student accident insurance policy;
- organising and promoting social gatherings; and
- recognising and supporting the needs of parents and carers.
These activities are only possible with the continued support of parents and community members. The P&C asks for an annual subscription from each family to enable the school and association, as a team, to continue their outstanding work.
The P&C meets on the second Tuesday of each month. New faces are always welcome at these friendly, informative meetings.
Dates and agenda items for 2023
P&C Meeting Dates
- P&C General Meetings - Second Wednesday of each month in school Term. We meet in the school library from 7pm
- Term 2 - 10 May / 14 June
- Term 3 - 9 August / 13 September
- Term 4 - 11 October / 8 November / 13 December
Term 2 - Parents Invited To:
- Week 1 - Friday, 29 April - 9:30am ANZAC assembly
- Week 2 - Friday, 5 May - Cross Country - 10am onwards and stay for lunch (please bring a picnic rug)
- Week 3 - Thursday, 11 May - Parent helpers required Mother's Day Stall - wrapping
- Week 4 - Friday, 19 May - Walk to School morning followed by BBQ Breakfast
Arcadia in the community
Arcadia Public School participates in regular community events.
- 2019 two or our Year 6 students participated in the Lions Club of West Pennant Hills Public Speaking event. With a third place in for the impromptu speech category - 'What are the 3 keys to success?' Becoming articulate, thoughtful communicators is a goal for each of our students. We start small, introducing public speaking in Kindergarten and building from there.
- 2012 proud winner of the Galston Rotary Club community award. This award recognises the important role which our school plays in the Arcadian community. We are truly valued and supported in this unique and beautiful Sydney suburb.
Our students proudly represent their school in the community. Our school choir perform at the Galston pre-school and Bendigo Bank Galston each year.
Mrs Crouch, our Kindergarten teacher, regularly visits our local pre-school during Term 3 getting to know the children, assisting with their smooth transition into ‘big school’.
Of course, we love to have the pre- schoolers reciprocate and join us for celebrations throughout the school year.
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.