Our P&C

South Perth Primary School

Our Parents’ & Citizens’ Association (P&C) is a vital part of South Perth Primary School.

It exists to support our school to enable our students to reach their full potential. This is done by:

  • Fundraising and allocating funds raised
  • Organising activities and events to promote a sense of school community
  • Providing input from a parents’ perspective on school policies and other issues that arise.

The P&C is a separate body to the school and is governed by a Constitution.

Anyone can join the P&C and any level of involvement is welcome. Your involvement can range from being an Office Bearer or taking on one of the many other P&C positions, taking an active role on our Fundraising Committee or even just attending the P&C meetings to see what goes on.

At the start of each year, our Principal and the P&C discuss the school’s funding requests and considers suggestions from P&C members and the wider parent community. Projects and activities are prioritised and funds allocated.

In recent years funds were allocated to a wide range of items including:

  • This web site redevelopment
  • Upgrade to the cricket nets area
  • The development of nature playground areas
  • Mathletics & Reading Eggs web-based learning programs
  • Chaplaincy
  • Artist in Residence program for all students
  • iPads, covers and charging units
  • Acoustic equipment for the hall
  • School storage shed
  • Library books
  • Junior home readers
  • Educational resources such as double sided number charts and reading boxes for EAL students
  • Leaders’ badges
  • Ribbons, trophies and nomination fees for sporting carnivals
  • Awesome Walksome Breakfasts
  • Year 6 graduation

In an era of tight government education budgets, the P&C’s financial support for the school is more important than ever.


Office Bearers 2019

President – Alana Dowley president@southperthpspandc.org.au
The President chairs all meetings and, as the elected head of the P&C, undertakes a number of leadership tasks including acting as the public representative for the P&C and liaising with our School Principal.

Vice President – Melinda Williams
The principal duty of the Vice President is to chair meetings when the President is absent. The Vice President may also undertake tasks to reduce the workload of the President.

Secretary – Tamsin Ainscow secretary@southperthpspandc.org.au
The Secretary manages incoming and outgoing correspondence for our P&C and takes minutes at the P&C meetings. The Secretary also distributes agendas and minutes for the meetings.

Treasurer – Cecilia Benitez treasurer@southperthpspandc.org.au
The Treasurer is responsible for all monies received and expended on behalf of the P&C. In addition to payment processing and banking, the Treasurer maintains our P&C budget and financial records and produces financial reports for meetings.

Assistant Treasurer – Grabriela Contreras

Detailed information about these official roles can be found in the P&C Handbook.


Other P&C Positions

Fundraising Coordinator – Melinda Williams fundraising@southperthpspandc.org.au
The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and reporting on the activities of the Fundraising Committee.

Uniform Shop Coordinator – Yee Tching Liu uniforms@southperthpspandc.org.au
The Uniform Shop Coordinator is responsible for operating the Uniform Shop.

Parent Representative Coordinator – Livia Faulkner parentrep@southperthpspandc.org.au
The Parent Rep Coordinator manages, advises and supports the team of Class Reps in their roles. They are a vital link between the Class Reps and the school and P&C.

Grounds Representative – to be advised
The Grounds Representative is a member of the Grounds Committee (run by the school) which plans upgrades, improvements and beautification of the school grounds.

If you have any suggestions for improvements to the school grounds, please complete the form in our Suggestions Box.

Traffic Management Coordinator – Alana Dowley
The Traffic Management representative addresses school traffic and parking concerns.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding school traffic and parking, please complete the form in our Suggestions Box.

WACSSO Representative – Melinda Williams
WACSSO (Western Australian Council of State School Organisations Inc) is the peak body representing parents of public school children in Western Australia providing services such as advice, training and insurance for P&Cs and lobbying (Education Department and community).
The WACSSO Representative liaises between and the P&C and takes responsibility for reading WACSSO publications and reporting on WACSSO activities to the P&C.

School Board Representative – Rebecca Gannon
The School Council Representative liaises between the P&C and the School Board.

School Banking Coordinator – Livia Faulkner
The Banking Coordinator coordinates the student banking activities at the school.
If you have any feedback or queries regarding our school banking service, please please complete the form in our Suggestions Box.

School Lunches Coordinator – Lanny Leman schoollunches@southperthpspandc.org.au
The School Lunches Coordinator liaises with our external school lunches provider and coordinates the school lunches distribution.

Entertainment Book Representative – Lanny Leman

If you have any feedback or queries regarding our school lunches service, please email our Coordinator directly.


P&C Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and at least three other P&C members. Our Principal is an automatic member of our P&C Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee may meet in between meetings of the P&C to deal with urgent items.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee raises funds for the P&C. This is done in a variety of ways in which students, staff and parents work together as a team for the benefit of the school community.

In an era of tight government education budgets, the P&C’s financial support for the school is more important than ever. The Fundraising Committee is always looking for new ideas and new helpers – if you have a fundraising idea or would like to volunteer to help please contact us at fundraising@southperthpspandc.com.au.

Contact Details

South Perth Primary School
51 Forrest Street, SOUTH PERTH, Western Australia, 6151

Phone: (08) 9367 2652
Email: southperth.ps@education.wa.edu.au

Please email feedback about this web site to southperth.ps@education.wa.edu.au