The Richmond Way

Our vision

Every child to be their best.

Our values

The pursuit of knowledge and achievement of potential

Self-acceptance and respect

Respect and concern for others and their rights

Social and civic responsibility

Environmental responsibility

Our philosophy

Our decisions are based on data, evidence and research, not on inclination, and are made in the best interests of students.  We acknowledge that best predictors of long term wellbeing are:

A sense of personal achievement and autonomy (I can do things);

Social competence (I am a person people can like); and

Resilience (I can find ways to solve problems I face). Telethon Institute 2016.

Our aim is to provide the appropriate supports and inputs to ensure that all children reach their potential, regardless of their starting point, and to foster in each child a sense of BELONGING, BEING and BECOMING. This means: belonging to the Richmond Primary School community and feeling valued; being self-aware, resilient and capable; and becoming the best version of themselves, academically, socially, physically and emotionally.

Our motto

A competition was held amongst year 7 children in the 1950’s to select a school motto. Two entries were finally chosen – Strive Upwards and Excellence Without Vanity. The parents decided that a combination of the two would be most appropriate – Strive Upwards for Excellence without Vanity.  Over the years this has evolved into our motto today:

Strive for Excellence