Principal’s Update

It’s hard to believe it is the end of Week 8 already!  With so much going on we sometimes forget to stop and smell the roses. There’s been much excitement at Richmond Primary School these past two weeks with: The P & C Colour Run, A Rugby Incursion, Tennis Incursions and excursion, basketball excursion, Speak to Me competition, the Year 4 Bike Ride to Fremantle and our IMMS Music Assembly.

Music Assembly 

It was a pleasure to attend today’s Music Assembly, which featured students involved in the School of Instrumental Music School Service program (IMSS).

Our thanks go out to Mrs Bertolini who organised the assembly whilst on sick leave and everyone else who was involved in putting on this event. It was great to see so many of our junior primary students watching in awe of the talent on display.  

The IMSS program has had several interruptions throughout the COVID period, and it is a testament to the professionalism and commitment of all the teachers and students involved that great performances can happen. Many of our students will be continuing with their music education in high school and we wish them well with their endeavours.

Colour Run  

The Colour Run was a great community event, which raised over $14 000. This amazing effort will complete the Canteen Project.  I would like to thank Anna and all members of the P&C who organised the afternoon and prepared the oval. 

Our thanks to the parent volunteers who cleaned up and have helped cart carloads of hay to Native Arc in Bibra Lake – Vinnie the Wombat is thrilled!  Another load was sent off to the East Fremantle Community Garden.

Red Ball Tennis Competition

An awesome effort from all our competitors.

Congratulations to both of our year 3 teams who won their pools.

Aussie of the Month

Congratulations to Isabella Wood for winning the Aussie of the Month award.

Aussie of the Month recognises and celebrates active citizenship and community contribution in our school; and encourages and recognises personal endeavour, achievement and contribution in the community.

Isabella was nominated by three members of the community and has been recognised for demonstrating responsibility for our community. Isabella has been proactive in supporting and initiating community events and promoting inclusion, compassion and kindness.

Class Placements  

The teachers are currently drafting classes for 2023 with students meeting their new teachers on the last Wednesday of term. Staff are following the Class Placement Policy which has been endorsed by the School Board.  Please click here for the Class Placement Policy.

‘Speak to Me’ Competition

Our students did a wonderful job with the ‘Speak to Me’ competition.  Speaking in front of peers and being judged, is nerve wracking for most adults.  How inspiring it is to see so many of our young people present so confidently and articulately to a large audience.

This year’s winners are:

  • Year 1 Harry S
  • Year 2 Winifred
  • Year 3 Isabel
  • Year 4 Millie
  • Year 5 Jack P
  • Year 6 Maya C

Birak – Pronounced Biruk    means Noongar Season One (December to January)

The warm weather of Birak with afternoon sea breezes meant this was traditionally the time of year Noongar people burnt country to help with mobility and fuel reduction.  Fledglings also venture out during this time.  Reptiles shed their old skin and baby frogs complete their transformation in adulthood.

Lost Property

All non-uniform items that remain unclaimed after 3:00pm on the 15 December will be sent to a local charity shop.  All uniform items that remain unclaimed will be sent to our Recycled Uniform Stall.

Lost Property will be on display in the quad from 8:15 am – 3:45pm on Monday 5 December and Monday 12 December.  It will also be available each school day during recess and lunch time for students.

Old Uniform Items

Our Recycled Uniform stocks are somewhat depleted.  If you have any items that are too small for your child, please consider donating them to the school.

Items are on-sold for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to the P&C.

This year, the Recycled Uniform Shop has so far raised over $209.00 this year.

Term Dates and School Development Days 2023 (Staff Only attend on these Days)

Richmond P.S. Term Dates 2023

Term 1: 1 February – 6 April (Years Pp – 6) 

Kindy dates are:

KA Wednesday 1 February

KB Thursday 2 February

KC Monday 6 February

Term 2: 24 April – 30 June

Term 3: Tuesday 18 July – 22 September

Term 4: Tuesday 10 October – 14 December

Staff Only Dates

Monday 30 January  

Tuesday 31 January   

Friday 2 June (During Term 2)

Monday 17 July

Monday 9 October

Friday 15 December 

Medication on File

If your child is leaving Richmond PS at the end of this year, please remember to collect any medication they have stored at school.

Several families will need to renew medications kept on file for their child/children in 2023.  A note will be sent home next week if your child/children’s medication is due to expire before March 2023.

Expired medications will be discarded via Pharmacy Collection on Friday 16 December.

What’s On

Monday 5 Dec – Pioneer Concert (selected students)

Tuesday 6 Dec – Year 3 Zoo Excursion & Kindy Christmas Concert KC

Wednesday 7 Dec – Kindy Christmas Concert KA

Thursday 8 Dec – Graduation Dinner

Friday 9 December – Kindy Christmas Concert KB

Saturday 10 December – Movie Night

Message from The DoRKs

Hi Everyone!  Just a reminder that the Movie Night will be held on the School Oval on Saturday 10 December from 530pm.  The pizza oven will be fired up, so families can BYO pizzas to cook or just pack a picnic and kick back on the oval for the evening… plus there will be free popcorn for the kids!!  The movie this year is…. Minions: The Rise of Gru and will start about 715pm.  Tickets are just $20 per family and available now on TidyHQ, via the link below.  So grab your ticket and we’ll see you there!

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