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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The class lists will be announced in 2018 through Connect on Tuesday afternoon. 

As we begin to use Connect next year, we will be starting the year by announcing the class lists through Connect. 

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you don't have access to Connect.  New families and students to Winthrop for next year will be added to Connect and given their Connect login through email in the new year. 

Jenny Cotham. 

2018 - Connect Communication

By now you’ve probably heard others in our school community talking about the introduction of the online environment called Connect.

So in case you couldn’t attend the information night or have missed the discussion around its use in our school, here’s a little run down about it.

Connect is a secure online environment developed ‘in-house’ by the Department of Education for staff, students and parents in public schools.  It will give our teachers a tool to deliver content to the students via an online classroom and communicate quickly and easily with our parents.  

You should have received an email in the last few days giving you details about how to login into Connect.  Please keep this information safe ready to use in the new year!  

Check out the short video clip on Connect here

If you have any questions regarding Connect please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


CYBERSAFTEY - Parent Presentation

Paul Litherland (Surf Online Safe) was a WA Police Officer for over 20 years. He has presented at Winthrop Primary school to staff, students and parents in an engaging and informative information and tips that are vital for maintaining safe online behaviours.

Our main goal is to help parents better understand the networks and systems our children are using and to help them grow online with their kids.

Communication is ultimately the key, however Paul also offers some great tips and hints to help you maintain your sanity and peace of mind that your kids are doing what is expected of them.


Litherland screen shot

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