Blog 8 April 2019

Congratulations to everyone involved in the fantastic colour run on Friday. The children looked to absolutely love it.

Paula brought her vision of a colour run to us on the P&C executive last November, and has worked really hard, with passion and drive to lead this to fruition. As everyone who was there will attest, it really was a brilliant event.  The community has talked about it all weekend. Well done and thank you Paula.  Special thanks too to Paula’s key team of Chris, Tony, Claire and Jim who also put in an awful lot of work to plan and execute the event;  to the class parent reps who jumped on board and organised about 45 parents to operate the water and colour stations on the day. It was great to see parents having as much fun as the children; to my staff who organised 400 very excited children so efficiently, to ensure full participation and fun combined with safety and coordination (and made it look easy – it isn’t!); to – Thomas (photography); Lloyd (music); Erika (firetrucks); Rebecca (Johnny the Docker); Lisa O’Malley (Member for Bicton); Tony Natale (ToEF); Joel from Nimbali Stock Feed (hay bales); David from Autobahn Melville (Tyres); Amy, Tammy and Anna (course construction); Lara (first aid); and thanks to the P&C for liaising with me every step of the way.  I estimate 80 adults actively helped with a role on the day.

Thanks to every parent and friend who came to watch, got their child a white T shirt or supported in any other way.  And thank you to our amazing students who had fun, played fair and were totally in the moment.  We had almost 400 participants in the colour run. So far 129 children have brought in their fundraising, totalling $10 531.13.  Room 4 has so far raised $1 570.15 and room 7 – $1 457.05. Thank you.  Online fundraising and cash fundraising (parent choice) close on the last day of term, Friday. Please put any cash into the P&C box in the office in a clearly marked envelope. Funds raised will go towards the Centenary Garden project. Thanks everyone, for letting your child participate in this event to support Richmond PS and the P&C.

Here is the brilliant video, which really captures the fun and the atmosphere, courtesy of Thomas Hofmann from Mindfactory: https://vimeo.com/328785230/cd1db115aa

And here is another one for your diary: P&C quiz night on June 14.

Last Friday we also sent four teams to the Woolworths T20 Blast district interschool cricket carnival. Both our division A teams (girls and boys) finished top in their group and will progress to the regional carnival. Their outstanding sportsmanship, excellent behaviour and good manners were on display for all to see.  Thanks to the parents who helped, and to our coach, Lloyd Tifflin.

Tomorrow Richmond is the organising school for the division A interschool swimming carnival at HBF stadium. This means we are coordinating the whole event for 7 schools. Good luck to all swimmers and thanks to Dave Carder who is the event coordinator.

We are ending a busy term with an ANZAC service on the last day – Friday 12 April – at 9.00am in the quadrangle.  Please could parents send in a few flowers for the class parent reps to make class bouquets that day. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thank you to the 113 parents who have completed the National School Parent Opinion Survey. I have extended the link until 11 April and it is on CONNECT in two of my notices.

The P&C school banking team reminds students that all who bank tomorrow will receive an Easter treat.

Finally, we are looking for donations of old pots, pans, bowls, spoons, measuring cups, cake tins or muffin pans for mixing and creating in the ‘Nature Play Space.’ Please deliver to Room 9 or the office. Thank you.

Next term starts on Tuesday 30 April.  Have a very happy and safe school holiday.

Lisa Dentith