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WACSSO eNews

Our fortnightly eNews publication is designed to provide up-to-date news, ideas, and useful information relating to P&C’s and education, more frequently and at your fingertips. It is sent via email in newsletter format. 

WACSSO eNews currently has a readership of over 2000 and is sent out fortnightly during school terms.

Subscribe to WACSSO eNews via this link: SUBSCRIBE TO ENEWS HERE

The P&C Voice

We print five editions of the P&C Voice annually; one per school term as well as a special WACSSO Conference edition. This newsletter covers a wide range of education related topics, debates and current issues. It features regular comments from the Minister and Director General of Education, along with the Presidents Pen. Affiliate P&Cs’ regularly fill the pages with their Good News Stories. The P&C Voice currently goes out to over 660 P&C’s across the state and includes a readership not limited to parents, but whole school communities, including teaching and administration staff.

A short history of the P&C Voice

Shortly after inception, we started to print our first journal: the Parents' and Citizens' Broadcaster, which was published from 1926 (the first issue was dated 7th June) until 1935. The venture was launched by State vice-president A. W. Richardson as manager and Miss Hooton as editor. Many newspapers lent printing blocks or assisted in other ways.

The pages of these journals provide a wonderful thumbnail history of years gone by. They are a testament to the passionate interest in education held by all groups in the community. Many and varied parties made submissions to the Broadcaster. Articles were contributed by the Chief Medical Officer, the Conservator of Forests, the Superintendent of Perth Dental Hospital, the Curator of the Western Australian Museum, the Professor of Education at the University, and other noteworthy citizens.
Subjects covered by these, and other contributors, included dental hygiene, farming, cooking, reading, accidents at school, education by travel, isolated students, gifted children, school libraries, school lunches - almost everything imaginable, in fact; many of them with quite a modern ring about them.

In the 1970’s, the Broadcaster was succeeded by the Western Australian Parent and Citizen. The journal was published four times a year, and more than 3,500 copies were distributed regularly to well over 600 affiliated associations and other organisations. Like its predecessor, the Western Australian Parent and Citizen provided a vivid record of the concerns and achievements of the years it spans.

In 2000, the Parent and Citizen was succeeded by WACSSO’s current publication, the P&C Voice.

If you would like to receive the P&C Voice, please contact the WACSSO office on 9264 4000 or email info@wacsso.wa.edu.au.

Facebook and Twitter

We LOVE interacting with our affiliates, a task which is often interrupted by physical distance (with 660+ affiliates across the state!) as well as the transient nature of P&C committees and the revolving door of office bearers. The most successful way we are able to stay in touch, keep our finger on the pulse and collaborate with our affiliates is through social media.

We'd love you to follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WACSSOinc 

Or on Twitter @WACSSO