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.
Crestwood High School P&C Association
The Crestwood High School P&C is made up of parents and other interested people who meet once a month to discuss issues and items of interest within the school. Our meetings include the Principal, Therese Hourigan as well as one of the Deputy Principals, to inform the parents of business arising within the school.
The P&C oversees the management of the school’s Canteen and Uniform Shop, and the profit from these is our main source of funding. If you would like to be part of the discussion and decision-making process of how to best utilise these funds in the school and are also interested in meeting other parents and staying well informed, we encourage you to come along to our meetings.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month during the school term at 7pm in the staff common room, located above the school office. Any changes to this due to unforeseen circumstances will be announced asap in the school newsletter and Facebook page
We welcome new members at every meeting and look forward to seeing as many people attending as possible. The more input we have from a wide cross section of parents, the more effective our P&C association can be within the school.
Any enquiries for the P&C can be sent to email@example.com
The parent portal is a web-based application where both students and parents are able to login with their own credentials and access confidential student information. A large amount of information is stored electronically in schools, including timetables and a calendar of the events that occur in the school during the year. You are able to access this information and more via the web on any device including your smartphone or tablet.
Parent portal log in
Parents and students can log in to the Sentral portal here.
Students can currently login using their Department of Education (DoE) email username and password. Parents that have registered and used their access key will already have complete access.
New Year 7 parents will be emailed information on how they can set up a username and password and connect their login to their child early in the new year. Families new to Crestwood High School during the school year will be issued information at the entry interview and will be able to register for the portal as soon as their child is entered onto our system.
The parent portal will provide access to your child's school timetable, school's student calendar, messages regarding whole school and individual year information as well as messages from their teachers directed to the entire class or just to your child. Parents are able to reply to these messages and initiate their own with their child's teachers.
Attendance data can be accessed, and you will be able to type an absence note within the portal. Many essential documents issued to our students can be downloaded. Parent-teacher interview evening bookings will be made through the portal. Past school records can be viewed, including report comments and NAPLAN (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) data.
The Parent portal is a significant place to visit and pivotal in your day to day management of your child's enrolment at our school. We look forward to the contribution this technology will make for communication between our school and parents.
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.