Achieving School Success
A new training package to support families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their transition to Australia was launched recently.
The free, digital resource for the award-winning program, Achieving School Success, was developed to assist families from Non-English speaking backgrounds to navigate the Australian education and services for children and families.
Initiated by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, the program assists parents to better support their school aged children by providing a safe and secure home, understanding how to navigate the education system and knowing where to turn to for assistance. Achieving School Success represents a partnership between multiple community organisations and government departments.
to download the training package.
Burwood Council offers a range of services for families and children including Mobile Playvan, Community Soccer, parenting information sessions, events, expos and many other activities throughout the year.
Community Soccer Program
Inviting all children aged 6 - 12 years to join our FUN outdoor activity that meets every Wednesday during school term. The Community Soccer Program provides a great opportunity for children to learn soccer skills, team work, to socialise, make friends and have fun. The cost is $2 per session and an annual registration fee.
Wednesdays: Meet at Burwood Park Community Centre from 4pm - 5pm. For Registrations and more information please contact Burwood Council on 9911 9911.
Burwood's Mobile Playvan
Inviting all parents/carers and their children aged 0-6 years to join our FUN outdoor playgroup that meets every Wednesday and Thursday during school term. Mobile Playvan provides a great opportunity for parents and children to socialise, make friends and have fun. There are lots of fun activities including games, storytelling, art and craft plus more.
The Mobile Playvan meets at Henley Park (Portland St, Enfield), from 10am-12pm. Mobile Playvan does not operate during the school holidays, extreme weather, or on rainy days.
The Mobile Playvan meets at Burwood Park (Cnr Burwood Rd & Park Ave), from 10am-12pm. Mobile Playvan does not operate during the school holidays or extreme weather. On rainy Thursdays, Playvan operates from Burwood Park Community Centre (located in Burwood Park, 2B Comer Street, Burwood).
Parents/carers must supervise their children at all times. Cost is gold coin donation per family. Please bring a drink, hat and sunscreen. Please DO NOT bring nut products to Mobile Playvan.
For more information please contact Burwood Council on 9911 9911.
For a comprehensive list of playgroups in the Burwood Local Government Area please click here.
School Holiday Activities
Burwood Library holds fun activities each school holidays. To find out what's on in the next shool holidays click here to access Burwood Library page.
Child Health Services
For a comprehensive list of child health services in the Burwood Local Government Area please click here.
Childcare in Burwood
For a comprehensive list of childcare services in the Burwood Local Government Area please click here.
Children with a Disability
For a comprehensive list of services for children with a disability in the Burwood Local Government Area please click here.
Community Information for Parents and Carers
Child and Family Brochures in Community Languages
The Child and Family Brochure is a smaller version of the Child and Family Directory. It is a concise listing of services to support families who have children aged 0-12 years living in the Inner West of Sydney (Ashfield, Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Strathfield Local Government Areas). The information is available in English as well as Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Tamil.
For further information, click on the appropriate link below or call Burwood Council on 9911 9911.
Child and Family Brochure - English Version
Child and Family Brochure - Arabic Version
Child and Family Brochure - Chinese Version
Child and Family Brochure - Korean Version
Child and Family Brochure - Tamil Version
Inner West Children's Services Directory
The 2012 Inner West Child & Family Directory is a fantastic resource listing a range of support services across the region, relevant for families with children aged 0-12 years. It includes information and contact details about family support services, health services, government contacts, help-lines, childcare centres, playgroups, primary schools, out of school care, vacation care, other relevant community facilities and parks with playgrounds. Four councils have contributed to the book including Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay and Strathfield.
- Please click here to access a version listing the Burwood services only.
- Please click here to access a version listing all council area services.
Residents can get a hard copy at any of the contributing councils administration centres.
Primary Schools within the Burwood LGA
For a comprehensive guide on primary schools within the Burwood Local Government Area, including public, Catholic, and independant schools please click here.
Secondary Schools within the Burwood LGA
For a comprehensive guide on secondary schools within the Burwood Local Government Area, including public, Catholic, and independent schools please click here.
Is Your Child Starting School Next Year?
The Transition to School Booklet Starting School. Practical Advice for Families is compiled by Burwood Council in partnership with neighbouring councils and several community organisations to assist parents/carers and their children in preparing for school. The booklet provides details about primary schools and out of school hours care in the Burwood Local Government Area, details on enrolling your child in school and helpful tips for preparing your child for school. To view a copy of the booklet click the appropriate link below.
Starting School Booklet - English Version
Starting School Booklet- Chinese Version
Starting School Booklet - Tamil Version
Starting School Booklet
Out of School Hours Care (OOSH)
For a comprehensive list of out of school hours care in the Burwood Local Government Area please click here.