22 February 2021

Many thanks to the small but enthusiastic group of parents, who met for the P&C AGM last week in the library. I’d like to sincerely thank Paula, our outgoing president and members of her executive who have organised some fantastic events over the last few years and have worked tirelessly.  They continue in the equally busy role of Centenary Fair Committee.

We welcome new president, Aoife Lannon, and her executive team: Anna Munday (Vice President); Amy Brunsdon (Secretary); Chris Brown (Treasurer); Mike Slattery (Dorks and member); Kinga Pas and Justin Grant (committee members).

For more information on the P&C and elections please see our web page:  P&C details.  They are already busy making plans for the year. If you are keen to assist the P&C in building community and /or fundraising, there is still time to consider joining as a general member.

It was fantastic to see there were twenty-nine nominations for the important role of class parent rep.  Thank you very much to all those people. The P&C and I are meeting all the new class parent reps tomorrow morning at drop off for a welcome meeting.

The DoRKS are up and running, having already had a meet-and-greet at the Left Bank. Their much loved Dads and Kids Camp will be on the school oval from 3.00pm on Saturday 27 February. It is intended for all kindy to Year 6 students and is great fun, camping out in the tent and joining in with activities and games.   The organisers include fathers, father figures, mothers and single or solo parents who fulfill the role of ‘dad’. The cost is $30 per family and tickets should be pre-purchased via The Fathering Project Richmond School Events page: https://thefatheringproject.org/dads-group/richmond-primary-school

The Camp will be a COVID-Safe event and all participants will have to adhere to the COVID-Safe Event Plan, which is outlined when you purchase your ticket.  For more details contact Mike Slattery on 0468 615 446 or mikeslattery346@hotmail.com.  It is usually lots of fun.

As everyone knows, the P&C Centenary Fair is on Saturday March 20th. It’d be great if you could follow the Richmond Primary Centenary Fair 2021 Facebook page and share the posts. The committee of parents and staff is meeting frequently and after this week’s P&C and Fair meetings more information will come out.  I am keeping the website as updated as I can:  Centenary Page.

The Richmond PS Board meets four times a year. The 2021 AGM is March 4 at 7.00pm in the school library.  The board determines school uniform, fees and charges and personal items lists. They counter sign third party agreements like tennis or OSH club and note the school funding agreement. From time to time they take part in school planning.  They promote the board and school in the community.  The School Board is governed by the School Education Act and Regulations and its Terms of Reference.  School Board members are required to comply with the Board Code of Conduct and the Terms of Reference and have a criminal record clearance.  Board members are expected to complete school board training with the Department of Education.

If this sounds like you, please check out further information here:  school board information.

Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN will be between 11-21 May. It’s important that all students are familiar with the variety of item types used and there’s a public demonstration site for this purpose. It allows students and parents/carers to view and interact with test items.  We encourage everyone to have a look.

School photos are coming up and there is a letter regarding sibling photos and ordering here: school photos

Finally, the student council is organising a free dress day for this Friday – please could you try to bring a gold coin for the Lord Mayor’s bush fire appeal!

Enjoy the busy week,

Lisa Dentith