Blog 25 September 2019

We had a fantastic day of athletics last week.  Many thanks to all who came to support and help, it really is a major operation involving a cast of thousands.  The year 6 parents organised and ran a successful refreshments stall, staff did a brilliant job of coordinating students, and our students all tried their absolute best.  The proud medalists received their medals on Friday and Fraser faction won the shield.

I was so sorry to have missed the Edudance concert on Friday, being on a course for most of last week, but hear it was amazing and that the junior dancers blew everyone away with their costumes and moves.  Also on Friday, we raised $338 for genetic research with Jeans for Genes day. It was a big day.

We are fresh from watching Richmond’s got Talent. Sixty acts auditioned and were whittled down to twenty finalists who performed beautifully today. Winning acts will be announced tomorrow and receive their medals at assembly on Friday.  Our Student Council worked with me to run this event and were professional and entertaining. I was very proud of them.

Over the holidays, the soft fall around the junior playground is being replaced, which is welcome news. We also this week heard that we have been allocated funds under the $200m High Priority Maintenance and Minor Works program.  We will receive $241,006 to address maintenance items identified on our Building Condition Assessment report.  This work will begin next term and continue into 2020.

Our Dads of Richmond Kids group are holding their annual billycart race, the “Richmond Cup”, at school next term on Sunday 17th November from 12.00pm. It’s open for all Richmond students from K-6 and their fathers or father figures with the aim of building stronger bonds….and a billycart.  It is an afternoon of activity with a range of challenges and awards for all ages. It’s always a lot of fun and I particularly encourage new dads to give it a go and build a cart in the holidays!  For the fact sheet please click here:  Billycart Challenge

Finally, this Friday we will end the term with our much anticipated annual footy assembly. It’s footy colours day and every is welcome to wear their colours (from any sport) and bring a gold coin for children with cancer.

Have a wonderful school holiday with your children.  I hope the sun stays out and everyone stays safe. See you next term on Tuesday 15 October.

Lisa Dentith

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