Principal’s Update

Week 1  

Even though last term was challenging dealing with student and staff absences due to COVID and given the spike in cases, it will continue into this term. We have had fantastic support from the school community in following the guidelines and look forward to your continued support if children are symptomatic.  We will continue to focus on normalising the program with a full schedule of events. The website outlines all upcoming dates which include, athletics, swimming as well as number of special events. The Student Councillors will also look at conducting a fundraiser later in the term to support the canteen upgrade. Another priority will be to ensure the website is updated with any new events and/or changes to dates at the earliest convenience.  

Bikes & Helmets  

We will be reminding students to ensure all students are wearing helmets when riding and importantly that are correctly secured. It is great to see that many students are riding, and it is important to reinforce the message at home. I have had a query from a student regarding riding E –Scooters to school and the answer is NO! 

Interviews  

If you would like to see or speak with your child’s teacher, please could you schedule an appointment by emailing your child’s teacher directly or calling the office so we can arrange a time for you.  Teachers are usually on a tight timetable just before and just after school and can’t readily stop and chat. 

Facilities and Maintenance

A new rubber tile system to re-surface the undercover area has been ordered and is currently on a container ship on its way from America, we managed to secure this with free freight which was a welcome bonus!  This will be laid in the next school holidays all being well.  We are in discussions with OSH club regarding them part funding this as they use it every day and will make their environment immeasurably more comfortable.   

  

The new oval is still presenting us with issues, most recently a mite infestation.  We have engaged in a program of restorative and ongoing maintenance works with the turf contractor and the Department of Education; this should commence very shortly.  The Dept have agreed to meet half of the cost of the works which runs for a 12-month period from now.  

Welcome back to term 3!

Message from P & C

With assemblies back up and running we have a great term ahead! We will be holding our DoRks barista coffee stall in conjunction with the year led cake stalls. Come along, have a chat and support the school.  

 List of current events for term 3: 

July 29th Music assembly and cafe (No cake stall) 

Aug 12th  Yr 3 assembly, cake stall and cafe 

Aug 26th  Yr 5 assembly, cake stall and cafe 

Sep 2nd  Fathers Day cafe in the Quad 

Sep 9      Yr 2 assembly, cake stall and cafe 

Sep 14    Athletics carnival, food stall (yr 6s) and cafe 

Sep 23    Yr 4 assembly, cake stall and cafe 

We will also be holding our next P & C meeting on August 2nd, at 8.45am in the staff room. It is free for all class reps or any parent to attend.  if you have any questions for us or would like to hear our plans for the rest of the year we are happy to chat with you. 

Don’t forget we also have a Facebook page “Parents of Richmond (East Fremantle)”  if you would like to join up. 

Have a great weekend ahead all. Anna Munday (Vice President) 

Enrolments 2023

Kindergarten applications for the 2023 programme are now closed.

Late applications will go on our wait-list. All applications that have been received will be processed next week and families will be advised of the status of their child’s application by mail. We will continue to take applications for students enrolling into years PP – 6 throughout the year. 

Students currently attending the Richmond PS kindergarten will be sent a form in November for their rollover into pre-primary.

Messages: Student Council

Noongar Word of the Week –Djilba (Pronunciation: Jill-bah)

We are now changing from the fourth Noongar season, Makaru to the fifth season, Djilba.  From August the days will be colder and so will the nights.  This is the season when kangaroos, emus and possums are hunted. 

Afterschool Activities

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is held at Richmond Primary School Library on Monday afternoons 3:15pm – 4:15pm.

Every 1 or 1.5 hour class is an exciting journey that explores architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO® bricks. Students participate in one lesson per week over 8 weeks during the school term. They will get to:

  • Learn – Instructors provide a 10- minute themed lesson
  • Build – Create the model of the day with simple step by step instructions
  • Play – Stretch their imagination and creativity through free play

This term the theme is ‘Jurassic Brick Land’.

Please click here for registration and further details.

Celebrating 100 Days of School

Congratulations to our Pre-Primary cohort who are celebrating their first 100 days of school.  

Have a great weekend.

Richmond Admin Team

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