Parents are welcome to join the Winthrop Primary School P&C

Dear Parents, Grandparents and Carers,

The Winthrop Primary School P&C welcomes all parents to join. Parents not previously involved are especially welcome.

The first meeting for 2018 will be held on Monday 12 February at 7.30pm in the Staff Room.

There are many reasons to join the P&C. Winthrop Primary School is very lucky to have so many parents who are willing to help around the school.

Joining the P&C is a good way to get to know the school and be involved in the many important events that occur during the year. It is also a nice way to meet new people and make friends.

If, like me, you come from another country, the P&C provides an excellent opportunity to integrate and learn how the Australian school system works.

The P&C provides direct involvement in fundraising, improving school infrastructure, supporting programs such the school band and choir and encourages a positive relationship between school staff and parents.

What the P&C does:

The P&C is responsible for the Uniform Shop.

The P&C organises the Canteen.

The P&C supports the Graduation Committee.

The P&C organises the fundraising events such as lap-a-thons, quiz nights, movie nights, catalogue sales, scholastic book club, school discos, second hand book sales, Carols Night. These fundraising events allow the P&C to provide funds for improving the school. For example, in 2017 $100,000 supported the construction of the undercover area for the basketball courts.

There are many ways you can be involved in the school for the benefit of your children. The P&C is an obvious option that requires a minimal amount of time and is beneficial for the parents, the students and Winthrop Primary School.

Please consider being involved in the P&C. Parents may choose to attend a meeting as an observer before committing to it. I have been a member of the P&C for seven enjoyable years. If you wish to discuss matters relating to the P&C, please feel free to contact me or other P&C members and I hope we can encourage you to become a new member.

Andrea Edmondson

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