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 as partners in learning
Parents’ involvement is critical in effective educational planning for students. Parents are expected to attend annual planning meetings for their child. Parents are always welcome to attend special events and assemblies.
There are many ways parents can become involved in our great school. For parents seeking to volunteer at the school, the P&C will ensure suitable voluntary activities are offered to interested parents. Check the calendar for upcoming events.
Bullimbal School continually seeks and provides opportunities for students to be part of our local community. A developing partnership with our neighbouring schools, including Peel High School and Hillvue Public School, enables students to develop supportive and inclusive relationships. These programs ensure acceptance and inclusion of our students within our local community of schools.
Our school community depends on a sound partnership between our parents, our teaching team and our community members. We work collaboratively with all members of this partnership to ensure that the individual student’s needs are being met at all times.
Some of our community links include:
Links with other schools
Bullimbal is fortunate to have developed a relationship with many schools and preschools in our local community. Peel High School has supported us with cultural and contemporary dance demonstrations and instruction. Birralee Macs preschool has also visited to allow our students opportunities to watch cultural dance displays.
Peel High School Early Childhood Classes have over the years spent time with the students in our junior school assisting with their learning activities and social and play skills in the playground.
Hillvue Public School are soon to visit our school to share their kitchen and garden knowledge and skills with our junior school students.
Riding for the Disabled
Is a volunteer organisation providing equine assisted activities for people with disabilities to develop and enhance abilities. Some students from Bullimbal have the opportunity to access this program weekly during terms 2 and 3 of the school year.
TAFE-delivered Vocational Education (TVET) courses are available for eligible year 11 and 12 students to enrol in as a part of their studies at Bullimbal.
Gives students with a disability an opportunity to observe and participate in the everyday activities of a workplace with support. Eligible senior students experience working in local businesses and services. Students also have the opportunity to access in-school work experience activities such as food preparation for visitors.
Transition to post school
Bullimbal has an extensive network of relationships with agencies, service providers and registered training organisations. For further information regarding this or other Transition matters, please contact the school on 6762 8003 and speak with the Itinerant Support Teacher (Transition) - Danielle Northey.
The Department of Education offers an annual sports day for students with disabilities. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a range of individual and team sports. Bullimbal students attend this event every year and it is a great opportunity to participate in friendly games and activities with students from other schools in our local community.
Links for Life Disability Expo
The expo is held annually at the Tamworth Sports Dome. The goal of the expo is to help inform the community about what services are available for people with a disability and ongoing medical conditions. The Links For Life Disability Expo will be a one-stop-shop for those seeking information about products and services.
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.
Parent line – an 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.
Our small but dedicated group of P&C members are committed to raising funds for our school to further support the learning of our students. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact the school office. Parents are welcome to come along whenever they can. Minutes of Parents & Citizens meetings are distributed to those who attend. If anyone else would like a copy, they are available from the office.
Meetings are held during term time. The meetings are attended by the Principal or representative, who gives a report on school activities and issues. Parents are welcome to ask questions on any issues. Meetings start at 10:00am, one day each month. It’s a chance to share the triumphs, meet new friends and gain support from meeting other parents.