Principal:                                  Karina Meldrum

Deputy Principal:                     Simon Dufall & Michael Gulberti

Manager Corporate Services: Mool Bhargava

Leadership Spotlight

Michael Gulberti - Deputy Principal



Teaching story

My teaching career has given me the opportunity to live some fantastic locations and meet many wonderful people. I started at Exmouth DHS and then on to Waggrakine PS in Geraldton, before the Remote Schools of Tjirrkarli, Laverton and Useless Loop. Next was 10 years at Vasse PS, before moving to the city as my children attended Uni. Living in the city has provided the opportunity to work at Samson, Dawson Park, Willetton and Seaforth Primary Schools (with a brief country stint in Dongara), before the opportunity to join the Winthrop community.

My favourite subjects to teach are Phys Ed and Maths. I believe schools should encourage a joy of learning and sense of achievement in all children, so that they want to come back to school tomorrow.

Most memorable day at school

When the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Vasse Primary School.

Away from school

I love spending time near the ocean, which may be beach walking, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, boating or fishing.

My two daughters are now teachers. One loves being an Early Childhood teacher and gets to work in the same school as her mum, and the other worked as a Scientist and has more recently enjoyed the challenge of High School teaching.

I am fortunate to have travelled across much of Australia with my family, and spent time in the wonderful countries of Italy, Portugal and Vietnam. Over recent years I have developed a passion for the powder snow of Japan and love the challenge of learning to snowboard on top of a beautiful white mountain. I am looking forward to a Covid-safe world where we can travel once again.

I recently read

“Hound of the Sea” by Garrett McNamara (Seeing the giant waves at Nazare, Portugal, made this a must read.)

Looking forward

I would like to thank Mrs Meldrum for the opportunity to work at Winthrop, and all staff, students and parents for their welcome to the community.