New Parents


The P&F encourages all parents to become engaged with their children's education and with their school.  This is what the P&F is all about. Just One Thing is a concept that builds on this idea.  It is simply a way of aiming to get all families involved in at least one community activity for the year.

The idea works well if used in conjunction with the document Key Dimensions of P and F. 


Back to School Handy Family Hints:

  • Introduce yourself to your child’s classroom teacher;
  • Inform the school of allergies or medical requirements your child has;
  • Ensure your child’s immunisation history is up to date;
  • Provide up to date emergency contact details;
  • Talk to your children about stranger danger;
  • Be Sunsmart, with a hat and sunscreen;
  • Remember that school speed zones may now apply;
  • Pack your school bag with everything that you need for day one, the night before;
  • Don’t forget to check the hours your school is open on the first day; and
  • Check your eligibility for the Government’s Education Tax Refund and keep your receipts for eligible school items – it could save you some hard earned money.


For the ten things teachers wished you knew and lots of other advice click here

Key Links