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

To get involved in any way please email:  richmondcentenary@gmail.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
  • Stalls
  • Cafe in the quad
  • ‘Reunion’ meeting point
  • Rides
  • 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

Reunions

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!

Raffle donations

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 

Drone photograph

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.

Centenary logo 

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

Facebook page

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

Centenary book 

A P&C member is organising a 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.