We had a great assembly today celebrating our wonderful music program, which is a credit to the work of Mrs Bertolini and the Instrumental Music Teachers. Many Richmond students further their love of music through to secondary school. The music program also caters for the needs of individual students and it has been great to walk past the Music Room to see the program in action with many students participating in supervised rehearsals at lunchtimes.
It also provided an opportunity to escape from many of Thursday’s bureaucratic tasks to visit classrooms and see the programs in action. From the first reading groups and measurement lessons in Pre-primary to mathematics in Year 3, it was nice to see the engagement of students and willingness to share their work.
Hopefully, all parents have had the opportunity to complete the School Board survey. This will inform planning and the School Review process. Jodi Eastman has turned an incredibly numbing survey into an abridged version that can be completed before falling asleep.
Richmond Aussie of the Month
As part of the school Virtues and Values Program the Student Councillors and School Board have launched the “Aussie of the Month” Award. One student per month will be selected to receive the award. As part of the program, nomination forms will be distributed to both local retailers and sporting clubs who can nominate Richmond Students demonstrating our values in the community. Representatives of the Student Council and School Board will announce one winner each term.
We have seen some amazing writing from all our students this week and I was pleased to present many Principal Award stickers.
Some of our selected students competed in the South Regional Soccer Championships at Beale Park in Spearwood today. Congratulations Massimo for winning most valuable player!
Containers for Change
Our enthusiastic Year 1 students have been assisting the Year 6 environment team leaders to collect containers to support our sustainability program and raise some valuable funds.
Noongar Word of the fortnight – Djilba
Djilba (Jill-bah) is a transitional time of the year, with some very cold and clear days combining with warmer, rainy and windy days mixing with the occasional sunny day or two. This is the start of the massive flowering explosion that happens in the South West.
Freo Builds Competition
Our school participated in the Freo Builds School Competition, congratulations once again to Asha for securing her place as one of the six finalists.
Reminders for Next Week
Monday – PEAC Testing, Year 4
Tuesday – Interschool Cross Country for selected students