Richmond Primary School will be 100 years old on 21 March 2021.
There will be some celebratory events.
Main event: P&C Centenary Fair 20 March, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
To get involved in any way please email: email@example.com
The P&C Centenary Fair committee, comprising parents and staff has planned the event and is seeking volunteers! If you can help, please do let us know. All volunteers will need to go to the information stand on arrival to get their lanyard.
Some of the key features of the Centenary Fair will be:
- Licensed bar
- Cafe in the quad
- ‘Reunion’ meeting point
- Raffle (basket of themed prizes to be donated by each year group)
- Food and drink
- Art work
- Silent disco
- Student craft stall (classes will be making craft items to sell).
- A ‘walk through the decades’ (see below)
Walk Through the Decades
Students are currently decorating their classroom as a specific decade. On the Centenary Fair day (Saturday), the school will open classrooms to create a ‘walk through the decades’ around the veranda. Students will be the guides.
Each class is now collecting memorabilia from all the decades since the school opened. We do prefer photocopies of photographs rather than originals. If you have anything we could use in a display please contact the relevant classroom, or call us on 9438 8700 or email Richmond.PS@education.wa.edu.au
1900-1919 rooms 12 and 13
1920-1929 room 11 Richmond PS opening!
1930-1939 room 10
1940-1949 room 9
1950-1959 room 8
1960-1969 room 7
1970-1979 room 6
1980-1989 room 5
1990-1999 room 4
2000-2010 room 3
2010-2020 room 2
2021 Happy 100th birthday! rooms 1 and 0
A number of former students have been in touch, keen to attend the Centenary Fair and to meet up with their classmates. We will use the library for alumni reunions. A number of alumni have reserved a time-slot for their year group to meet in the library. After you meet we will show you around the classrooms and you are very welcome to gather afterwards in the quadrangle cafe or elsewhere at the Fair. If your group is very large you may also be on the front lawn! The cafe in the quad is next to the library for groups to also gather for a cup of tea together.
Here are the library bookings according to year of graduation:
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
Parent volunteers needed
The fair has been a year in the making, and is an entirely school-run event. For us to be able to host the event, we are seeking as many parent volunteers as possible to help run stalls, act as ushers, setting up and clean up. We are asking, if you are at all able, to donate one hour of your time during the event, which runs between 2.00pm – 8.00pm on the school grounds. Please let your class parent rep know your availability, so they can start collating the roster. The kids can help too, and they will love to be involved, so please sign up!
We are now collecting donations for a raffle to be held on the day. There are baskets in classrooms for each year group, for donations. These do not have to be large gifts, as we will make up hampers of combination of items to raffle. Each year group has a theme – please see below for ideas! Please drop off or send in with your child before March 12th, for teachers to start collecting.
Kindergarten – Art and Craft: Pencils, crayons, stickers, colouring books, play dough
Pre-primary – Gardening and Outdoors: Seeds, sunscreen, hand cream, BBQ tools, gardening tools, outdoor games, chalk, picnic-ware
Year 1 – Items to fill Show Bags: Year 1 Teachers to inform parents about this
Year 2 – Kitchen: Kitchen utensils, spices, seasonings, bake-ware, recipe books, wine glasses
Year 3 – Pamper: Hand cream, face mask, foot cream, body wash, soap, nail polish, chocolate
Year 4 – Items to fill Tombola Jars: Anything to fit inside a small jar. Chalk, lollies, small toys, stationary, stickers, matchbox cars
Year 5 – Easter: Easter eggs, chocolate, Easter craft, soft toys
Year 6 – Gourmet: Crackers, olives, oil, seasoning, olives, chocolate, jam, honey
The school will be creating an aerial photo / video.
Art works and song
Our arts teachers are engaging students in creating large-scale centenary art works in conjunction with artist, Virginia Ward; and we have composed a new school centenary song with Eskimo Joe musician, Kav Temperley.
We held a competition for students to create a centenary logo. This will adorn merchandise items.
The Centenary Fair committee has a dedicated Facebook page: Richmond Primary Centenary Fair 2021
A P&C member is organising a book.
The school will hold an assembly for students on Friday 19 March 2021. We anticipate performances by students and some speeches. Audience numbers may be restricted due to COVID restrictions.