Birrong Girls High School

Ad Astra - To the stars

Telephone02 9644 5057

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. Ph: 13 11 14.
  • Mensline Australia – 24-hour telephone counselling service for men. Ph: 1300 789 978.
  • Parent line – an advice and information service. Ph: 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 Parents and Citizens Association of Birrong Girls is a committed group of parents, caregivers, teachers and community members. The group meets once a term to discuss and decide on issues relating to school governance.

The Parents and Citizens Association meets on Wednesday, Week 5 of each school term.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like more information please contact the school.

Parents are important members of the Birrong Girls High School community. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the Parents and Citizens Association meetings. Please view the Parents and Citizens Association page on this website for further details.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interview sessions are held twice per year, in March and June. These sessions provide parents with a great opportunity to meet their daughter's teachers and discuss her progress.

If you would like any information regarding your daughter's progress or have any questions please contact the school and speak to Ms Salvagio (Head Teacher Female Students) or your daughter's year adviser.

Student Award Assemblies

Our merit system encourages students to have a positive attitude to their learning. We celebrate student achievement in a variety of ways including:

  • Achievement Awards distributed by classroom teachers
  • Recognition Awards and postcards that acknowledge attendance and progress as well as achievement in extra-curricular activities awarded by head teachers and year advisers
  • Certificates of Merit awarded by the deputy principals when students submit the equivalent of five achievement awards
  • Medallions and Ad Astra pins awarded by the principal on assembly once each term.

Parents are welcome to attend our student award assemblies which are held in Week 7 or 8 each term.