Principal’s Update

The Year 6 Assembly was a Country Extravaganza complete with outstanding soloist and dancing. Our thanks to Mr T and all the students involved in the choreography and production. Mr T also belted out a few classics that had all the audience up and dancing.  

Balga – Pronunciation Bulga

The Noongar name for grass trees is Balga. Balga are considered to be spiritual connections as guardians of people and places, as well as playing a practical role. The stalks provide materials for lighting fire, and exudes a a resin that holds objects together.

Illnesses and Bugs

Unfortunately we have a number of contagious conditions going through our school community.

Gastro (diarrhoea and vomiting) is affecting a lot of our families, especially in the junior and upper primary areas. Depending on the cause, children should stay home for 24 – 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting, before coming back to school. Reports of Covid, RSV and Influenza A are increasing, and are affecting students in most year groups. If your child is symptomatic for an illness, please seek medical advice and follow Department of Health guidelines – see link below.

We do have plenty of RATS available from the office.

Communicable Disease Guidelines for teachers, child care workers, local government authorities and medical practitioners (


Thanks go out to all involved in organising the Disco last Friday. The event was very successful and enjoyed by all the students. It was great to see all our Student Leaders helping on the night with the Junior Disco.   One of the most talked about songs of the night was a dance favourite for the generations – The Macarena! Thanks to Mr T for his DJ prowess. 

Athletics Carnival  

The Interschool Team performed well and importantly reflected all the values of Richmond as well as competing at a high level. Well done to Ellie Ross – Champion Girl and Harrison Dodd – Runner Up Champion. Thanks to Mr Thorogood and the all the staff for preparing the team for the event.  

Kindy Busy Bee  

Thanks to Anita and the rest of the parent and student volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to help at the Kindy Busy Bee. Not only did all the work get done under the organisation of Anita, the morning raised $300 with raffles and coffee, with the funds going directly back to much needed equipment for the program. Thanks also to Kate Bockman for attending the event.  

Italian Poster Competition 

Some good news/results from the WAATI Italian poster competition – We have a Year 2 second place winner (Orla Leonard) and a Year 6 Commendation award (Isabella Wood). I have been sent a prize pack for both and I have 20 certificates to present to our finalists.  We will put their work up on display in the library next week for viewing, and students can then collect their work from the library at the end of next week.  The 200 posters received for judging were of a very high quality and showcased the wonderful language and creative skills of many Italian students all over WA. Bravissimi studenti! 

2023 Enrolments

If your child is currently in years K – 5, and won’t be returning to Richmond PS next year, please could you advise Lara in the front office.

Pre-primary enrolments for 2023 are now due. If your child currently attends Richmond Kindy they will have received a yellow enrolment form. Please complete and return, with requested documentation, to the office.

Kindy 2023 Parent Information Session for enrolled students, will be on November 30 at 9:00am. This will be held at the Early Learning Centre at 72 Osborne Road. Parents, you will be able to confirm the days your child has been allocated at this session. We have been able to accommodate most requests. Those of you who didn’t get their preference have been advised. If you would like your child to be swapped from the Thursday, Friday group to a Monday, Tuesday group, please could you call the office or email Lara.

Community Notices 

The Town of East Fremantle is officially opening the nature playground and pump track at Gourley Park this Saturday 5 November.  

 Free ice-cream for children. 

Please click on the link below for further information.!/20690

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