Centenary

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

PLEASE could everyone try to walk to the fair as parking around the school is very limited.  Buses stop on Canning highway near Osborne and Windsor Roads and it is a 5 minute walk up to the school.

To get involved in any way please email:  richmondcentenary@gmail.com  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
  • Stalls
  • Cafe in the quad
  • ‘Reunion’ meeting point
  • Story telling booth to record your memories
  • Rides
  • 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)

Facebook page 

The Centenary Fair committee has a dedicated Facebook page:  Richmond Primary Centenary Fair 2021 

Walk Through the Decades

Students are 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 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

Reunions

A number of former students and teachers have been in touch, keen to attend the Centenary Fair and to meet up with their classmates. We will use the library as an alumni reunion meeting point. A number of alumni groups have reserved a time-slot for their year group as below.  After you meet, students 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 use 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.  No need to register, just come along!

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

Calling all #alumni!

While you’re at the Fair this Saturday, please drop into the Library to tell us your memories of Richmond Primary.

It could be about life in the classroom, a game you used to play, a special friendship you formed, a particular teacher that stands out in your mind – anything you like, really 🙂

We’ll share your stories with today’s Richmond students through Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) classes, and use them as input to the Centenary book.

If you have special photos or other memorabilia you’d like to accompany your stories, please bring them along. We’ll take photos of them while you’re there (no need to leave them behind).

No appointment needed, just turn up 🙂 See you there!

Drone photograph

The school is creating an aerial photo and 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.

Centenary logo 

We held a competition for students to create a centenary logo.  This will adorn merchandise items.

Centenary Magazine

Two parents and a staff member are coordinating a commemorative magazine written by students.

Centenary book 

A parent is organising a commemorative book.

Assembly 

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 and we await the Premier’s instructions closer to the time about seated event capacity and physical distancing requirements.