We made it!

I want to take this opportunity to wish all students, staff, and parents (who can take time off) a well-deserved break over the next two weeks. I’ve already received pictures of a Richmond family picking blueberries in a forest in the Czech Republic! It’s great that with open borders so many families and friends can be reunited.

It has been a challenging term with many student and staff absences.  I would like to acknowledge the school community for being understanding with the many changes and modifications to the program. The positives are that many existing programs and events have recommenced with assemblies, sports, Edu dance and Richmond’s Got Talent highlighting this term. The student leadership programs have also continued and have a full program planned for next semester. 

Next term we will be seeking feedback with a survey to be sent out early in the term. Like most people I am inundated with what seems to be mindless surveys, however this one will be different. We really do want your feedback to inform the annual school review process and the development of our next three-year strategic plan.

I hope to meet with all Class Reps in the first week of term to look at the term ahead and seek feedback. I understand parents are busy so I have scheduled two times for available parents to come along.  

Thursday 21 July @ 2.20 pm  

Friday 22 July @ 9.00 am  

Have a terrific break with the family and I look forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday 19 July.

Messages from our Student Council

This term the student councillors have worked very hard.

One event was Wacky Hair day. Funds raised are going towards a new dishwasher and sink in the canteen. The student councillors have also worked on the Richmond’s Got Talent which is held every year. This year the finalists performed at assembly, our winners were William R, Indi P and Henry L. Next term they will be presented with their awards.

We have had a great semester and next term we are looking forward to seeing you all and helping to organise a lot more events. Thank you.

Stella, Jaxon, Ellie, Indigo, Jacob, Jake, Lexi and Toby

House Captains

This term there have been a lot of great things happening in sport. The House Captains have been doing a lot of activities in the school such as a lunch time sports club. We had the school cross country, swimming lessons, Edu-dance and the year 5/6 lightning carnival all of which went really well. This term has been the best. Next term the house captains will do more activities, organise the interschool cross country and state soccer. We will also help organise the athletics carnival.

Massimo, Lola, Sam, Amberlie, Jai, and Maya

Lightning Carnival  

On Wednesday, the 26 of June, the years 5s and 6s participated in a Lighting Carnival consisting of three sports: Soccer, Football (AFL) and Netball. Soccer was very successful, and they ended up winning the shield. The AFL team came third place tying with Attadale and the netball teams did a great job too. Our thanks go out to Mr Thorogood, staff and also parents for organising the Lightning Carnival, which was great day with all teams performing well and representing Richmond PS in a manner we expect.

Peer Support Team

This term we have organised a lot of additional activities; for example: we are helping the pre-primary teachers every second week by assisting younger students with their reading exercises and group work.  We have also started working on re-painting the buddy bench which will be finished next term. Next term we will be running a year 6 basketball 3 on 3 competition with members of the student council and house captains.

We have had lots of great suggestions from the suggestion box so please keep them coming.

Luca R, Tom, Georgia, Eloise B and Eloise C

Environmental Warriors  

This term the Environment Team has worked hard to make Richmond a waste free school. We have decreased the amount of rubbish on our school grounds by approximately 90% which is great, but we still need to try hard to be a totally waste free school by the end of 2022. Next term we will be concentrating on reducing lost property so, if you lose something, please check the lost property.

Joseph, Fraser, Ashling, Luca C and Asha 

Tech Team

The Tech Team has been very busy this term. We’ve been filming people and events around the school. It has been great to see everything that has been happening, from the Edu dance performances to the kindy groups singing the welcome to country. The school is always busy. We also have been working hard to set up STEM club. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In STEM club lately we have been using Minecraft education as a coding software. We have lots of great ideas for next term too.

Grey, Jack, Rhys and Ella

Arts Team

Kaya, we are the Arts team. This term we have been doing Art Club during lunches, and in week nine, we put up the first ‘Artists of the Week’ drawings. There have also been many activities organised in music. Next semester, we plan to continue these events for everyone to enjoy!

Happy Holidays, from the Arts Team

Mikayla, Cleo, Isabella, and Zara

P & C News

The P&C were successful in receiving $1,000 through the East Fremantle community grant program to put towards a new dishwasher in the canteen and we also received $100 from the local Lions Club – Thank you!

We plan on getting on with this work early in term 3 using funds raised in our Wacky Hair Day fundraiser and will be looking at the other priorities within the canteen  

Kindy 2023 Enrolments

Enrolment for Kindy 2023 closes on Friday 22 July.

Children born between 01 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 are eligible to apply.

Please could you remind your neighbours and friends if they have a child of eligible age.

Please click here for more information and enrolment forms

Congratulations

Max Mansfield has been awarded the Brother Patrick Kelly music scholarship at CBC Fremantle for guitar. He has been playing for over 5 years and works hard and practices, without complaints every day.

Well done Max!

Richmond’s Got Talent Winners

Junior Primary: William R

Middle Primary: Indi P

Senior Primary: Henry L

Thank you

This term we have had several prac students at Richmond PS.  They’ve been assisting teachers in and out of the classroom, teaching our students new skills whilst also learning skills and strategies to help them in their future careers.  Thank you Jamie, Joe and Marina.

Community Notices:

Fremantle Rotary – Winter School Holiday Activity at Richmond Primary School

Brick Legends Lego Competition (using your own Lego bricks) on Sunday 10 July, 11:30 am – 2:00pm in the undercover area.

Categories:

Category 1 Primary school children under 10 years old – $10* entry.

Category 2 Primary school children 10 years old and over – $10* entry.

Category 3 One primary school child and another (could be an adult) – $20* entry

*plus TryBooking fee

Times:

Arrive: 11.30am

Categories 1 & 2 Competition: 12noon – 12.45pm.     Prize giving: 12.45pm

Category 3: competition: 1.00pm – 1.45pm.                 Prize giving:   1.45pm

Prizes for 1st and 2nd places.

Details:  https://www.fremantlerotary.org/projects/bricklegends/

Please register for this event at:  Brick Legends Tickets, Richmond Primary School, East Fremantle | TryBooking Australia

Enquiries: bricklegends@fremantlerotary.org

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