18 October 2021

Congratulations to Winifred L in year 1, who was  ‘highly commended’  in the recent Tim Winton Awards for Young Writers. Her piece was titled “Hunting in the Dreamtime”.

A huge thank you to the DoRKs (Dads of Richmond kids) for organising yet another successfully Billy Cart Challenge on Sunday. This is always a well organised and supported event in our community calendar. Congratulations to all our winners. A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped on the day.

It’s that time year again – magpie season. We have two groups of magpies who  are  swooping in the area. The first is located in Ullrich Park (next to our kindy) and the other located near the corner of Osborne Road and Wolsely Road. The Osborne Road magpies appear to be targeting cyclists with helmets only. Breeding season is from August to October and magpies are known to defend their territory. It is best to take care or avoid these areas for the next couple of weeks. To clarify, the students whilst at school have not been affected.

We are very fortunate to be part of the Instrumental Music School Services (IMMS) program and testing for 2022 is currently underway for gifted music students. Our year 3 students have the chance to join the violin/viola program whilst our year 4 students have the chance to join the cello. We also offer the chance for selected year 5 and 6 students to learn flute, clarinet or brass.  Successful students will be offered places later this term.

Year 1-3 Swimming lessons will begin Monday 8th November week 5 and run for two weeks. The permission letter is here:  swimming note.  Please return your forms before Thursday 4th November. If you’re unsure how much you have in your lump sum please  give Jenni, our MCS, a call to check and possibly top it up by credit card.

Please note that Running Club will unfortunately not be available this week (Tuesday & Wednesday).

Our P&C have a number of community events scheduled for term 4. The School Disco is scheduled for October 29th and the Parent Sundowner 12th November. For more details and ticket sales please click here.

Thank you to those current kindergarten parents who have returned their enrolment forms for the 2022 pre primary program. These confirmed numbers help us with our 2022 planning.

Please note that future kindergarten parents will be notified shortly about their 2022 roster and upcoming orientation day.