12 October 2020

Welcome to term 4! We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow, hopefully fully refreshed and ready to go.

Here is a quick reminder of some of the highlights coming up:

Paul, our new Chaplain, starts tomorrow. He will be attending art lessons for his first two weeks so that everyone gets the chance to get to know him.

Year 4 students will sit the PEAC test this Friday at 9.00am.  Please just let me know if you wish to withdraw your child.

Next week is book week and we will have a dress up parade on Tuesday at 9.00am. I know how much parents love to watch this, so we will hold it on the oval where there is enough space for parents to watch and social distance.  Please spectate from around the outside of the oval so that children can parade around the middle.

More before and after school activities are starting up again – watch this space for further information on choir; running club; tennis; and STEM Lego.

The P&C is planning a Dads of Richmond Kids bike ride (October 18); a student disco (November 6); and a water slide afternoon (December 11).

The inter-school athletics carnival has moved to November 10 at Perry Lakes due to physical distancing requirements. We will be sending a team of athletes from years 3-6 and spectators will be very welcome.

We are running edu-dance lessons for pre-primary to year 2 students, and a bike-ed program for year 4 students.  In-term swimming begins for years 1-3 on November 23… and also on that day our year 6 students head off to camp for a week in Bridgetown.

Our assembly schedule is up and running here: assemblies.  Attendance will still be by ticket for now, as we only have space for 60 adults in the audience.

We have enrolled a large number of new students over the last few weeks, as many families return to WA from the eastern states and overseas, and we welcome them all to Richmond. It means that classes are very full for term 4.  Please bear with us on this until the end of the year – next year we will be getting a transportable classroom to house an additional class which will ease our ongoing enrolment pressure.

We continue to closely follow Phase 4 guidelines, so everything is as it was when we broke up for holidays. We are so fortunate to be returning to school again, and as always our thoughts are with others in the world who are still doing it tough and are unable to leave their homes.  Let’s hope for a positive end to the year for everyone.

Have a quiet pre-school evening!

Lisa Dentith

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