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STEM at Winthrop Primary School STEM is problem-based learning, connected to the real world, that integrates the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. By using engineering and technological challenges, students use design thinking to provide solutions to real world contexts. Our aim at WPS is to increase student interest in STEM related fields while promoting problem solving, creativity and collaboration.

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STEM

STEM at Winthrop Primary School STEM is problem-based learning, connected to the real world, that integrates the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. By using engineering and technological challenges, students use design thinking to provide solutions to real world contexts. Our aim at WPS is to increase student interest in STEM related fields while promoting problem solving, creativity and collaboration.

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Vision and Values

The Winthrop Primary School Community is committed to providing a challenging, innovative and supportive learning environment which gives every student the opportunity to achieve their full potential as an individual and as a member of society.

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Vision and Values

The Winthrop Primary School Community is committed to providing a challenging, innovative and supportive learning environment which gives every student the opportunity to achieve their full potential as an individual and as a member of society.

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Business Plan

The Winthrop Primary School Business Plan has been developed in collaboration with staff and the School Board. It sets out what our school aims to achieve over the next three years. The Plan includes the targets which have been set in the acadamic and non academic areas and details the strategies and monitoring systems which will be applied over the three year period.

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Business Plan

The Winthrop Primary School Business Plan has been developed in collaboration with staff and the School Board. It sets out what our school aims to achieve over the next three years. The Plan includes the targets which have been set in the acadamic and non academic areas and details the strategies and monitoring systems which will be applied over the three year period.

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Athletics Carnival Programs & Canteen Information

  PROGRAM Jumps and Throws - Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th September WPS Athletic Carnival...

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Our Events Calendar [The month ahead]

  • Bake Sale - Sports Carnival 20th September

    08 September 2019

    It’s nearly Sports Carnival time!!!! On carnival day, Friday 20th September the P&C will be having a bake stall 9:00am -11.30am. It would be fantastic if all our amazing parents would be able to contribute by baking sweet or savoury items that we can sell on the morning. Happy to have anything healt...
  • Hosting a Japanese Student

    06 September 2019

    Hosting a Japanese Student
  • Lapathon Success!

    12 August 2019

    Thank you to the P&C for the successful Lapathon! Our school community raised $14,700 to support the P&C.
  • Book Week August 19 - 22 August

    07 August 2019

    Book Week is nearly here and its going to be bustling with booky things to do as always. Time to start planning a fabulous costume for our Book Week Parade and getting ready for our PJ Book Night in the Library. We have our annual Book Fair to look forward to as well and our Poster Competition is un...
  • NAPLAN Online Testing 2019

    05 April 2019

    Preparations for the 2019 NAPLAN testing is well underway with teachers preparing students for the online platform. All year 3 students will do the writing component of the test using pen and paper. All other testing for both year 3 and year 5 will be online. This year’s NAPLAN testing will take pla...
  • School Photo Day Information

    27 March 2019

    SCHOOL PHOTO DAY IS COMING! THURSDAY 4 April, FRIDAY 5 April MONDAY 8 April 2019 (Kindy Blue and Kindy Green) Dear Parents, and Caregivers Our school photo day is coming! Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a Kapture Photography flyer to bring home. The only met...
  • Year 4 - 6 Parent Meeting & Year 4 - 5 Ipad Meeting

    08 February 2019

    Year 4 - 6 Parent Meeting, Wednesday 13th February, 5.00pm, undercover area Year 4 - 5 Ipad Meeting, Wednesday 13th February, 4.30pm, Library
  • We Want Your Opinion...

    06 September 2018

    National School Opinion Survey Once again Winthrop Primary School is participating in the National Schools Opinion Survey. The survey is completed annually and is designed to gather local, state and national information. All information collected will be used to support Winthrop Primary School and t...
  • Impact of Holidays During School Time

    21 June 2018

    Developing the habit of going to school every day is vitally important so your child does not miss out on important ideas and skills they need for future learning. That is why we strongly encourage you not to go on family holidays during school time.
  • Enrolling at Winthrop Primary School - 2019

    17 May 2018

    Enrolling at Winthrop Primary School Families living in Winthrop Primary School's catchment area are invited to enrol at Winthrop. If there are places available in classrooms, the school will consider accepting enrolments outside of the boundary. Proof of residence will be required on enrolment. Enr...
  • Jade Dolman

    28 November 2017

    Japingka Aboriginal Art Indigenous Weather - BOM
  • Samba Band for the 2017 Faction Sports Carnival

    07 September 2017

    It will soon be sports day and once again we are forming a Samba Band to create some atmosphere for the march past. Children from Years 5 and 6 are welcome to join the band. We are rehearsing at lunchtimes and participants must attend a minimum of four rehearsals.
  • Bookworm Jumble Sale

    15 June 2017

    WINTHROP PRIMARY SCHOOL BOOKWORM JUMBLE SALE 17th August 2017 Hello Parents, Carers and Teachers at Winthrop Primary, the P & C are planning a second hand book sale where students (and parents) can purchase used kids’ books for only $2 per item. This event ran very successfully in 2015. It is an exc...
  • Entertainment Book

    15 June 2017

    KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS Winthrop Primary School P & C are selling the great value Entertainment Book this year. A total of 20% (or $14) from each membership ($70) purchased will come directly back to Winthrop Primary School and be used use to help fund som...
  • School Photo day is Coming!

    10 March 2017

    Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th of March Dear Parents, Our school photo day is coming! This week (Week 6) every student in years 1-6 will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is s...
  • Cybersafety Presentation - Think U Know

    08 March 2017

    March 13th - 7pm ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way. Winthrop Primary School will be hosting a Think...
  • Megabites Canteen

    03 March 2017

    To all the families of 2019, we welcome you to our Canteen “MEGABITES”, which is organised and run by the P&C Association. Our Canteen will be open for lunchtime snacks on Wednesdays and Fridays, plus we offer local JAPANESE lunches on Wednesdays, and freshly made SUBWAY lunches on Fridays. These ca...
  • Uniform Shop Opening Hours

    30 January 2017

    Thank you to the volunteers who run the Uniform Shop for providing these extra opening hours... Special Uniform Shop Opening Hours Tuesday 30th January: 11am - 12pm New Familiies Tuesday 30th January: 2pm - 3pm Existing Students Normal Hours Tuesdays weekly from 6th February 8:30am
  • Giving back to the community

    22 December 2016

    Finn Cahill, Year 6 Winthrop student, donated his hair to help Cancer patients. "WA schoolboy Finn Cahill grew his hair so it could be used for a wig"
  • P & C

    07 December 2016

    Community - P & C GREASE IS THE WORD QUIZ NIGHT - Parents only event. Please click here for BOOKING FORM Please click here for BOOKING FORM CONTACT: Elena Quintela on 0419 951 694 or email elq77@hotmail.com GREASE IS THE WORD QUIZ NIGHT SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2019 7:30pm Theme : Grease IS THE WORDPri...
  • UU Chinese Made Easy Classes

    02 December 2016

    Mandarin class (Tue/Wed/Thu afternoon) is now open for registration. Location: Winthrop Primary Library Limited positions. Registration forms in front office. Contact (0424 286 635 or pingye@live.com.au)
  • Music

    13 November 2016

    Click Here for More information about Music at Winthrop
  • Welcome to Winthrop Primary School

    09 November 2016

    Winthrop Primary is a Level 5 Western Australian Government School. It is situated approximately 15 kilometres south of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Our school is located in the heart of Winthrop, close to community facilities and shopping. It is a unique and vibrant school catering...
  • OSHClub

    03 October 2016

    Before and After School Care at Winthrop Primary School https://www.oshclub.com.au/ Please call 1300395735 for more information.
  • Parenting Ideas

    03 October 2016

    Our school values the vital role parents play in raising successful and well balanced children. We also understand the challenge and complexity of effective parenting. To assist parents please find below attachments from 'Parenting Ideas'. These publications provide a range of parenting support info...
  • RoadWise

    03 October 2016

    KISS & DRIVE Thank you to all parents who are placing safety first when driving their children to school. There are still many parents who choose to ignore some basic safety rules such as double parking, parking illegally and allowing their children to alight on the opposite side of the road and the...
  • Uniforms

    03 October 2016

    The Uniform Shop is open Tuesday morning, during the school term, from 8.30am - 9.30am in the Undercover Area. Pre-season ordering of uniforms is also available through the school, organized by members of the P&C Association. Information and order forms are sent home via the children at appropriate...
  • Canteen

    03 October 2016

    To all the families of 2019, we welcome you to our Canteen “MEGABITES”, which is organised and run by the P&C Association. Our Canteen will be open for lunchtime snacks on Wednesdays and Fridays, plus we offer local JAPANESE lunches on Wednesdays, and freshly made SUBWAY lunches on Fridays. These ca...
  • Winthrop Primary Band

    03 October 2016

    Click here for more information about our Music Programme The Band Programme Winthrop Primary School offers a dynamic band program for students in Years 5 and 6. The program is organized by the Winthrop Primary School Parents and Citizens Association Band Committee in consultation with the school pr...
  • Personal Items Lists 2019

    03 October 2016

    2019 Personal Items Lists Kindergarten 2019 Pre-Primary 2019 Year 1 2019 Year 2 2019 Year 3 2019 Year 4 2019 Year 5 2019 Year 6 2019
  • Forms

    03 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School Forms: Medical Forms: Administer Medication - short term Digital Usage Consent Forms: Internet & Digital Device User Agreement for Year K-3 Students Internet & Digital Device User Agreement for Year 4-6 Students Excursions / School Based Activity Forms: Yr 1-5 Edu Dance Yr 6...
  • Graduation Committee

    03 October 2016

    GRADUATION COMMITTEE WEBPAGE Welcome parents of 2019 Hi Parents and Caregivers of Year 6 - 2019 !!! Traditionally the graduating year from Winthrop PS purchase leavers’ shirts, which they wear throughout the year. They are optional; however, the school prefers the shirts to be worn for graduation ph...
  • School Board

    03 October 2016

    The Winthrop Primary Independent Public School Board's role is to provide strategic guidance and monitoring of the school's performance. It supports the school in increasing effective autonomy and flexibility to further improve the quality of the whole school program. School Board Purpose The School...
  • Be The Change

    03 October 2016

    Our school has previously been recognised for the provision of learning programs which contribute to pathways leading to meaningful and externally recognised outcomes beyond school, in particular our classroom Be the Change initiatives. Students giving back Reflective of this focus, we wish to ackno...
  • PEAC

    03 October 2016

    The Primary Extension and Challenge Program (PEAC) operates three ten-week cycles each year, offering a diverse range of interesting and challenging courses to gifted and talented students. Selected students are withdrawn from their general classrooms for half a day each week and join with similar a...
  • Library

    03 October 2016

    Library Opening Hours: Before school: 8:35 - 8:50am: Monday to Friday Lunch Time borrowing: Monday to Thursday - closed Friday lunchtime Students can also change their library books during class timetabled visits as well as before school and lunch times. The Winthrop Primary School Library Resource...
  • EALD/Literacy Support

    03 October 2016

    English Overview - Dashboard Literacy And English As An Additional Language/dialect (EAL/D) There are many exciting initiatives with the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language at Winthrop Primary School. Penny James, Principal Consultant, has provided professional learning to sta...
  • Japanese Language Program

    03 October 2016

    The Japanese language program at Winthrop Primary School was established in 1993 and expanded to a full program in 2000 with all Year 3 to 6 students attending 1 weekly lesson. Winthrop students are enthusiastic in their learning of the Japanese language and culture. One of our common goals is to re...
  • Health & Physical Education

    03 October 2016

    HEALTH & WELLBEING FOCUS with Ms House Health & Wellbeing Overview - Dashboard Protective Behaviours a personal safety program to promote resilience in children addressing empowerment strategies, clear communication, awareness of “safe” behaviours, self-worth, resilience, social skills and other lif...
  • Science

    03 October 2016

    Western Australian Science Curriculum National Science Week begins next week from the 10th August to the 18th August. There are festivals, and activities available for all to participate in and enjoy. You can find these on the following link Science Week. At Winthrop Primary School we have the "Nitr...
  • Maths

    03 October 2016

    Maths - Dashboard
  • English

    03 October 2016

    MiniLit - Meeting Initial Needs In Literacy Early Literacy Intervention Program MiniLit reading groups began in 2015 with the aim to provide extra support in sight words, letter–sound correspondence, blending and segmenting (phonics skills) and reading connected text. Participation in the program is...
  • Learning Outcomes

    03 October 2016

    We want Winthrop students to: Use language to understand, devleop and communicate ideas and information and interact with others. Select, integrate and apply numerical and spatial concepts and techniques. Recognize when and what information is needed, locate and obtain it from a range of sources and...
  • Useful Links

    03 October 2016

    Learning Potential - Department of Education Western Australian Department of Education Curriculum Support Instant Classroom DoE WA K-12 Resources Department of Education Portal Link Australian Curriculum Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Schools and You - for Parents and the...
  • 1:1 Device Program

    03 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School takes a positive, innovative and accountable approach to learning. Learning is our focus and we encourage and support it in all students, staff and parents. An information evening for parents about the school's 1:1 Device Program will be held at 7.00pm on 22 October 2019 in t...
  • Overview Statement

    03 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School has a Curriculum consisting of all the key learning areas. The staff use the School Development Plan as the core document from which learning priorities are subsequently developed. This document is reviewed on a yearly basis to ensure that expected targets are met and to moni...
  • School Boundaries

    03 October 2016

    Click here to see the Winthrop Primary School Boundary map School Boundary Map (pdf)
  • School Partnership

    03 October 2016

    Our School Partnership Principles Parents and school staff have equally important roles in enabling a positive and supportive environment to ensure all children achieve their best educational and developmental outcomes. Parents and school staff can support this by working together and agreeing to: W...
  • Enrolments

    03 October 2016

    Welcome to Winthrop Primary School "Learn and Grow Together' is a school focus. Staff aim to inspire student growth in the academic, physical, artistic and social domains. Our school has a strong focus on providing students with the knowledge, skills and values to create citizens for the future. Sch...
  • Gardening News

    03 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School is an accredited Waterwise School as well as an accredited Waste Wise School. These two programs, in association with our Gardening Projects, encourages and educates our students in the concept of recycling waste products to use a fertilizer and mulch to support the growing o...
  • Classrooms - Useful Links

    03 October 2016

    ThinkUKnow CONNECT ZuluDesk Parent DET Portal link ACER eSafety KidRex ClassFlow for Students Geography Games About Australia Perth Heritage Mem Fox Narelle Oliver Word Clouds for Kids Tagxedo Word Clouds Aboriginal Symbols Dance Mat Typing Fast Fingers Typing The Orangutan Project Orangutan Surviva...
  • Our Classrooms

    03 October 2016

    // Map of Winthrop Primary School Campus // Our school is a Connect School. If you need assistance with a locked account please Email: katherine.decaprio@education.wa.edu.au Many of our classrooms maintain a web page as a source of information between home and school. Click on the links below: Mr Du...
  • WPS Independent Public School Review

    02 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School Independent Public School Report As an Independent Public School we engage in a thorough Review Process every three years. Earlier this year, the Reviewers considered our school context, achievements and performance against our Delivery and Performance Agreement and the Schoo...
  • Guidelines

    02 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School Independent Public School Annual Reports WPS Annual Report 2015 - 2017 WPS Annual Report 2017 WPS Annual Report 2018 Policies & Guidelines Winthrop Primary School has a comprehensive set of policies which are reviewed by staff and the School Board on a regular basis.The detai...
  • School History

    02 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School opened its doors on January 30th 1991 with 381 children in Pre Primary to Year 7 classes. In 2011 the school celebrated 20 years of public education and was also awarded Independent Public School status. In May, 1989, a Parents and Citizens Association was established and it...
  • Business Plan

    02 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School Business Plan 2018 - 2020 The Winthrop Primary School Business Plan has been developed in collaboration with staff and the School Board. It sets out what our school aims to achieve over the next three years. The Plan includes the targets which have been set in the acadamic an...
  • Our Vision and Values

    02 October 2016

    Our Vision The Winthrop Primary School Community is committed to providing a challenging, innovative and supportive learning environment which gives every student the opportunity to achieve their full potential as an individual and as a member of society. Our Values We are committed to Learning, Exc...
  • Support Staff

    02 October 2016

    Technical Support & Library: Katy De Caprio - Technical Support Officer Education Assistants: Renata Adamson - Special Needs Education Assistant Margaret Chua - Education Assistant Sharleene Demmery-Moir - Education Assistant Debbie Doody - Education Assistant Brenda Duthie - Special Needs Ecucation...
  • Teaching Staff

    02 October 2016

    2019 Classroom Teachers: Kindergarten:Nicola Flowers, Chris Freind, Jan Dunlop Pre Primary:Wanda Mewett, Lisa Chamberlain, Jeanine Candy, Deanne Maher, Leigh Savage Year 1: Katy Moriarty, Wendy Tweedie, Rita Radici, Nancy Crane, Michelle Gartner Year 1/2: Simon Dufall Year 2:Kathleen McCarthy, Gail...
  • Administration Staff

    02 October 2016

    School Officers: Angela Birmingham Chriss Slape
  • Leadership Team

    02 October 2016

    Principal: Julie Carlson Deputy/Principal: Karina Meldrum Deputy: Albert Cianfrini Business Corporate Manager: Mool Bhargava
  • Overview

    02 October 2016

    Winthrop Primary School is a highly regarded Independent Public School set on a hilltop in a family friendly suburb located 12km south of Perth. It is close to Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch University, Murdoch Hospital and a short drive to the Port of Fremantle.The school population of 650 student...
  • Contact

    25 September 2016

   29 Oct 2019
   07:00PM - 09:00PM
   Fathering Project
   21 Aug 2019
   12:00AM
   Book Week - Kerry-Ann Winmar
   08 Aug 2019
   09:00AM - 02:30PM
   Wireless Hill Park B3 & B4 (yr 2's only)
   07 Aug 2019
   09:00AM - 02:30PM
   Wireless Hill B2 & C1
   08 Aug 2019
   12:00AM
   West Oz Wildlife - Kindy
   06 Aug 2019
   12:00AM
   West Oz Wildlife - Kindy
  • P & C

    P & C

    07 Dec 2016

    Community - P & C    GREASE IS THE WORD QUIZ NIGHT - Parents only event.  Please click here...

  • Lapathon Success!

    Lapathon Success!

    12 Aug 2019

    Thank you to the P&C for the successful Lapathon!  Our school community raised $14,700 to...

  • Busy Bee Success!

    Busy Bee Success!

    21 Aug 2019

      Thank you to the 5 families who came down on Sunday August 18th to help out with the...

Selecting Winthrop Primary School

Enrolments Welcome to Winthrop Primary School

Our school motto captures our vision of providing an innovative, relevant and high quality learning program which is shared and supported by students, staff and parents. More

School Partnership Our School Partnership Principles

Parents and school staff have equally important roles in enabling a positive and supportive environment to ensure all children achieve their More

School Boundaries Winthrop Primary School Boundary

Click here to see the Winthrop Primary School Boundary map. School Boundary Map (pdf) More

STEM [In Focus]

Learn and Grow Together

Learning is our focus.  We take a positive, innovative and accountable approach to learning and encourage and support it in all students, staff and parents. We value and recognize each child's learning style and individual talents and strive to support their learning and development.

Our relationships are based on trust, respect, acceptance of responsibility and resilience.  We recognize the value of working in partnership with parents and the wider community to achieve the highest outcomes for all students.

We have high expectations of our students and ourselves. We set standards of excellence and strive to achieve them in all areas The standards and expectations challenge all of us to give  our best.

Be part of the Winthrop PS Community

Parents and Community members play an active role in ensuring students are provided with the best possible learning opportunities.

I am delighted to be the Principal at Winthrop Primary School and to inspire a love of learning with students, staff and parents.

Julie Carlson Principal '18