There are a number of upcoming events on our calendar. Here are the main ones this month for your diary…
14 March: School photographs will be taken. A school code and unique student code has been sent home with each student. Please use your two codes to order online: https://www.kapture.com.au.
15 March: The Student Council will organise wacky hair day to support Shave for a Cure in aid of leukaemia research. Students are invited to support this at Richmond with a wacky hairstyle and a gold coin donation.
16 March: Dads of Richmond Kids camp. See my last blog for more information on this and for the link to book your spot.
21 March: 4-6 swimming carnival at Fremantle pool from 9.00am – 12.00pm. Letters with more information will come home with your child shortly. If you are willing to help on the finish line, please let me know. I’d be grateful for about 12 volunteers who can all help for one hour each.
22 March: Bike 2 School day… we hope to join forces with the Town of East Fremantle on this. Cnr Tony Natale will also be at our assembly on 29 March to present us with the banner that we made which represented the Town on Adelaide Terrace last year.
In other news, my thanks to the outgoing long-serving executive members of the P&C and School Council, who have moved on in 2019: Mike Harwood (P&C Treasurer); Craig Petzke (DoRKS Coordinator) and Tammy Tansley (School Council Chair). These parents have been brilliant, serving for a number of years in these parent representative bodies and all have given countless hours of their time and dedication to the school community. Many thanks.
I warmly welcome new incumbents – Chris Brown (P&C Treasurer), Mike Slattery (DoRKS Coordinator) and Kylie Telfer (School Board Chair).
March 21st, 2021 will mark the centenary of Richmond PS. Our beautiful new mosaic frontispiece notes our establishment in 1921. I hope to have another ‘centenary artwork’ in the new garden, which is going to run from the library to room 3. The redevelopment of this space will be a major project leading up to the centenary. Planning is already underway with a number of design ideas and offers of help on the table. I have also started an alumni section on our website with an online form for alumni to tell us about their journey since leaving Richmond. Please do let past students know about this alumni register.
Both the School Board and P&C will soon be starting to think about marking the centenary so if you have a project or idea you would like to organise please let them know.
The School Board is starting the year with a review of our school uniform to ensure it meets the needs of students. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact them. Some ideas already proposed are girls’ shorts and reversible faction hats.
As excursions start for the year, I encourage everyone to use our Lump Sum system to save having to find cash or provide credit card details for every event. Permission slips still have to be completed and put into the mail box at the office. Your account can be topped up at the office or by phone – $100 per year will cover most costs. There is more information on our website under the information tab.
Finally, 60 students got up bright and early for running club today – well done! And thanks to Mr Carder and their parents for supporting them.