Centenary

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
  • 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 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.

Reunions

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.

Drone photograph

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.

Centenary logo 

We held a competition for students to create a centenary logo.

Assembly 

The school held an assembly for students on Friday 19 March 2021. .