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.
Visit the department’s translated documents section for important information that’s relevant for your child’s education in many languages.
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.
At Bates Drive School we are fortunate to have a chaplain who works closely with staff, students and their families.
The chaplain is engaged by the school to support the wellbeing of staff, students and families. Families can request support from the chaplain through the school office.
Our chaplain can assist families to engage support services and also coordinates parent information sessions on relevant services as well as networking sessions such as café club. These are advertised through the school newsletter.