Blog 31 July 2019

Our faction cross country carnival was great fun yesterday at Henry Jeffrey Oval. Congratulations to everyone who participated, to our medal winners and to staff and parents who assisted and supported. I have posted a photo on Facebook.  The sun came out and everyone was happy and involved.  Nearly everyone in years 3-6 participated in the run – brilliant.

The six fastest runners from each year (4-6) group, boys and girls, will represent Richmond in the interschool cross country carnival on 6 August.

We have very keen, sporting students and participate in a number of sports carnivals every year. Details are here, if you are interested: sports

Everyone should have now received their child’s report via CONNECT and is warmly invited to meet with teachers – just contact your teacher please to make a convenient appointment time.

I am reviewing kindergarten applications and consulting with local schools regarding space and local intake areas.  I will be writing to all applicants by August 16. The process of place allocation does take a while as many applications have elements to follow up on, such as expiring leases, out of date AIR statements etc, but I hope to have most places finalised by September, thanks for bearing with me.

You will have read in the media that all new enrolments must provide an immunisation history statement with the status ‘up to date’.  I have quickly checked the status of our existing students and we have a large number with an ‘out of date’ status.  I’d really like to get our immunisation data accurate across the school and request that everyone please give Lara their ’up to date AIR statement’ which you can get here: AIR statement

Year 6 students are starting to think about transitioning to high school.  Our upper primary program prepares them well for multiple teachers and rooms and actively teaches organisational skills.  JCCA is our feeder secondary school and takes local intake students from this area: JCCA map

The P&C Quiz Night raised $3600 for the Nature Playground and the P&C were overwhelmed by the generosity of our community. Special thanks to Liv, Nikki, Jenny and Tony who put in countless hours of planning to make sure that this event was a fantastic night, and also to our major sponsor and hosts from Abel McGrath. It really was a brilliant evening.

Finally, some more events from our calendar:

  • The P&C will meet at the Tradewinds tomorrow, 1 August at 7.00pm.
  • Details of the Dads of Richmond Kids bowling night on Monday 5 August are on Tidy HQ.
  • Our ‘design a moon buggy for science week’ competition (flyers from the office or teachers) will culminate with a race on Wednesday 14 August.
  • Our annual K-6 book week parade (dress as a book character) will be on Wednesday 21 August at 9.00am.
  • Our athletics carnivals will be on 16 September morning (years 3-6 field events at school); and 18 September all day (PP-yr 6 track events at Gil Fraser Reserve).

Thank you for supporting some or all of these events in these busy times.  Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Lisa Dentith