Richmond Primary School was 100 years old on 21 March 2021.
There were some celebratory events.
Main event: P&C Centenary Fair 20 March, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
Some of the key features of the Centenary Fair were:
- Licensed bar
- Cafe in the quad
- ‘Reunion’ meeting point
- Story telling booth to record your memories
- Raffle (basket of themed prizes to be donated by each year group)
- Food and drink
- Dunk tank
- Stage with singers, dancers and musicians
- Silent disco
- Student craft stall (classes will be making craft items to sell).
- A ‘walk through the decades’ (see below)
The Centenary Fair committee had a dedicated Facebook page: Richmond Primary Centenary Fair 2021
Walk Through the Decades
Students decorated their classroom as a specific decade. On the Centenary Fair day (Saturday), the school opened classrooms to create a ‘walk through the decades’ around the veranda. Students were the guides.
Each class collected memorabilia from all the decades since the school opened.
1930s/40s: 2.00pm – 2.30pm
1950s: 3.00pm – 3.30pm
1960s: 4.00pm – 4.30pm
1970s: 5.00pm – 5.30pm
1980s: 6.00pm – 6.30pm
1990s: 7.00pm – 7.30pm
2000s: 7.30pm – 8.00pm
Story telling booth
Alumni stories are on our website.
The school created an aerial photo.
Art works and song
Our arts teachers engaged students in creating large-scale centenary art works in conjunction with artist, Virginia Ward; and we composed a new school centenary song with Eskimo Joe musician, Kav Temperley.
We held a competition for students to create a centenary logo.
The school held an assembly for students on Friday 19 March 2021. .