Blog 12 December 2018

Semester 2 reports are now available to parents on CONNECT.  Please log onto the secure CONNECT website (not the app) with your username and password, which has been previously emailed.

http://connect.det.wa.edu.au

Go to ‘my children’ and ‘reports’. You can toggle between children in the top left corner.

If you have mislaid your emailed password, we can reset and resend it to you immediately upon request.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the ongoing success of Richmond Primary School this year.  Thanks to all parents, who support Richmond Primary School tirelessly. Special mention to the two parent representative groups – the P&C and the School Council – and all their subcommittees, with whom I work very closely.

The P&C has organised many community events over the year which have all been extremely well organised and supported. The School Council works tirelessly and professionally on governance and innovation.  Both groups are so easy to work with.  Please do consider becoming more involved in the school by joining one of these groups in 2019. Both AGMs are on our calendar.

Thank you to my amazing staff of 42 people who work so hard every day to make this a special and positive place for Richmond students.  Just one staff member is leaving this year: Nicole Walsh who is moving to Scotland. We thank her for her amazing work and positive nature and will really miss her. Our new teacher will be Andrew Townsend, who comes to us from North Fremantle PS. We very much look forward to working with him.

Many thanks to our students who make this such a happy place to be every day. Many of our upper primary students have won awards this morning and at graduation, well done:

Room 6:               Charlie Cuthbert & Poppy Greenacre

Room 4:               Olivia Liley & Ella Prophet

Room 5:               Megan Button & Findlay Kerruish

Room 12:             Ella Gaspar & Tom Van Ooran

Room 13:             Chloe Telfer & Charlie Cooper

Chess:                  Joshua Burling & Albert Jiji

Year 6 Graduation Awards:

English, Music, JCCA award:  Rebecca Wade

Effort:  Grace Parry

Maths, Science:  Jack Poulson

Civics & Citizenship:  Luka Prophet

Art:  Scarlett Ribbans

HASS:  Natalie Poole

Phys ed:  Ruby Cuthbert & Luka Beretovac

Technology:  Charlotte Harwood

Italian:  Luis Basnett

2019 Faction Captains

Osborne:             Tilly Foale & Lochee Neesham

Fraser:                 Ava Gaspar & Hunter Falconer

Windsor:             Sophie Pix and Macklin Kelly

2019 Student Councillors

Megan Button, Zoe Edmonds, Chloe Telfer, Adam Morgan, Oliver McManus, Shannon Lee

Zoe Hayne (Head Girl), Ben Bauer (Head Boy)

Finally, to help less privileged students, today and tomorrow there will be boxes in the quad to collect unwanted textas, pencils, and crayons. These items will be taken to Bali next year, by Mrs Maloney, and delivered to schools where the children do have not have this type of stationary.  Last year’s items were delivered to children living in remote parts of Nusa Penida and the children were so excited to receive them.   Many thanks for dropping off your items.

Have a safe and happy holiday break, we look forward to seeing students again on Monday February 4th, 2019.

Lisa Dentith

Blog 3 December 2018

As the end of the year fast approaches, we are looking forward to this Friday with waterslides on the oval straight after school. Many thanks to the P&C organisers.  Students are permitted to wear their boardies all day.  Tickets are available from tidyhq. Students need to bring their ticket to Lara to get a wristband to wear on the day to access the water slides. Details are on our website calendar or for tickets, go to:

https://rpspc.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/22360-waterslide-day

Semester 2 reports will be sent home electronically using CONNECT next week, so it is important that all parents can access it.  Everyone has been emailed a log in and password. Please contact Lara should you experience difficulty.  If you download the CONNECT NOW APP you need only log in once, which makes life a lot easier.

Final offers are being made for instrumental music in years 5 in 2019/20.  I am able to offer five places in each of flute, brass and clarinet. All year 4 students had an aural test. The top 25 moved on to specific instrument aptitude testing and the top five for each instrument are being offered places in the Instrumental Music program. This is a two-year commitment. We look forward to hearing them perform.

Final offers are also being made to year 2 students to join a John Curtin College of the Arts string program in year 3, 2019.

Our chorale will perform at the annual East Fremantle Pioneer Luncheon for long term residents of East Fremantle today. This is organised by the ToEF.  It is always loved by both the pioneers and by our students.  At the start of every year, our music teacher Mrs Bertolini, auditions students for the chorale.

Our gardening club cookbook has gone on sale for $2 from the office. Thanks to all involved.

The last day for school banking is Wednesday December 5th. They will have a Christmas celebration.  This will be Liann and Katrina’s last day –  thanks to both for a wonderful job!  Liann has been co-ordinating the program for 4.5 years.

Finally, at assembly we watched a beautiful Christmas show from year 1, talent quest winners performed and our spelling bee champions were awarded their trophies.  Thanks to room 2 parents whose cake stall raised $369.60, which Natalee will use for Christmas craft. Have a look at our Facebook page for recent photos.

Our communication channels for 2019 are:

  1. Connect (Connect Now App) for school and classroom news
  2. Website (calendar of events, general information, newsletter, Facebook feed)
  3. Facebook for photographs of events

Have a good week,

Lisa Dentith

Blog 26 November 2018

Thank you to everyone who has brought in non-perishable food items for our Foodbank Christmas collection. Our target was 1000 items and we have reached that in six days so we will keep the drive open for a bit longer and see how much more we can collect for needy WA families.

Look out for our Facebook photos of the talent quest finals, the spelling bee finals and the chess finals – all coming up soon.

Thank you to the team behind the movie arts night last week – it was a big turn-out of families on a lovely, warm night. The student art looked beautiful, the movie was entertaining, the pizzas (145 sold!) were delicious and the impromptu dance party at the end was a lot of fun.  Thank you to everyone for supporting this popular event.

The final P&C event for the year will be water slides on the oval on Friday 7 December – straight after school. Students are permitted to wear their boardies all day!  Tickets are available from tidyhq. Go to:

https://rpspc.tidyhq.com/public/schedule/events/22360-waterslide-day

Students will need to take their ticket to Lara, from next week, to get a wristband to wear on the day to access the water slides.

Semester 2 reports will be sent home electronically using CONNECT, so it is important that all parents can access it.  Please contact Lara should you experience difficulty.

If you download the CONNECT NOW APP you need only log in once, which makes life a lot easier.

Lisa Dentith

 

From our School Council:

This year, the School Council introduced the Parent Speaker Pool. This is a programme where parents nominate to speak to a class or classes during the year.  Teachers nominate who they’d like to speak and it’s arranged at a mutually convenient time.

We have had parents talk about their job and their experiences and their travels and their sporting or other achievements. We have had parents speak about what they’ve learnt – lessons hard won. We have had parents teach explicit skills like sign language.  The feedback has been wonderful. From the kids, teachers and parents who have been involved.

If you’d like to put your hand up to be part of our programme for 2019, please email me at: parenttalentpoolrps@gmail.com  Just give me a few lines on your background and what you’d like to speak on. Include your email and best phone number to get you on, and I’ll be in touch.

Many thanks to all the parents who have volunteered so far. It’s been a really wonderful experience.

Tammy Tansley

Chair – Richmond Primary School Council