19 February 2020

Last night’s P&C Annual General Meeting saw a small but keen group of ten parents gather in the library to plan fundraising and community events for the year.  Thank you to those who came along.  All nominees were confirmed into positions, with Paula Sowden as President. A full list of office bearers may be found here: P&C Association.

The exciting news is that members decided to hold a fete this year on Saturday 14 November 2020, as a lead in to our centenary.  The first fete meeting will be this Tuesday at 7.30pm upstairs at the Left Bank.  All parents interested in the fete are warmly invited to come along to offer ideas and listen to the plans. This will be the main P&C event for 2020, and needs lots of volunteers in lots of roles. Of course the more ideas, the better! Thanks for helping to make this a great community event for families. Our students are already excited!

The other exciting news is that the P&C donated $4000 for reading books, and we have today bought a beautiful new set of books for our PP-2 early reading program. Thank you!

The P&C will continue to pay for Mathletics and Reading Eggs subscriptions for every student and to sponsor all our sports and subject awards. Your P&C contributions are very much appreciated.

On Friday 13 March, there will be a P&C big breakfast in the quad from 7.30am. This coincides with Ride 2 School day and wacky hair day, so it will be a fun filled start to the day! For new parents this is an opportunity to meet other families, and it’s always a really well attended and much anticipated event on the calendar. Just turn up and pay as you eat.

Our dads group is a very strong and well supported parent group and will hold number of exciting and enjoyable events during the year.  The first event will be the Dads and Kids Camp, on Saturday 21st March, on the school oval.  The camp is great fun and the perfect opportunity for kids and dads to cook dinner together, play games and enjoy a night out in the tent.

To attend the DoRKs Camp and other DoRKs events you will need to be a registered member of the DoRKs Group; so please register through The Fathering Project website.  Simply go to the homepage, type Richmond in the search box and register your details to join.  While you’re there, tick the box to receive the Weekly Tips and you’ll be kept up to date.

The DoRKs group has two main aims; to foster and develop strong relationships between dads and their kids and to support dads by bringing them together to share experiences of fathering and show support for one another.  For ‘dads’ we include all fathers and father figures but also mums who fulfil the role of dad.  For more details, please go to the DoRKs info page on the Richmond website, under the P&C banner.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a class parent rep.  Each class is looking for one or two reps. Please do let your class teacher know if you can help.

As you can see, there are many opportunities to be actively involved in the Richmond community.

Finally, we always like to hear about our former students and were happy to hear that Aden Lukan, who graduated from Richmond in 2014, has been offered a place at UWA in Medicine.  Aden went from Richmond to Melville SHS’s Gifted and Talented Program and scored an ATAR of 99.5. Well done!

Lisa Dentith

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