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RPS Chatter May (2) 2023
Whole School Performance: Performance 1
Whole School Performance: Performance 2
Winter Gala Day
24.04.23 - 12:00am
Student Free Day
9.06.23 - 12:00am
Student Free Day
9.08.23 - 12:00am
Student Free Day
1.09.23 - 12:00am
Student Free Day
6.11.23 - 12:00am
Student Free Day
- Term 1 27.01.23 - 6.04.23
- Term 2 24.04.23 - 23.06.23
- Term 3 10.07.23 - 15.09.23
- Term 4 2.10.23 - 20.12.23
Message from the Assistant Principal
What an incredible week it has been for Richmond Primary.
This week the state budget announced 15.38 million for the rebuild of our school. It will include a two-storey building and rooftop outdoor play space. Unfortunately, there are no more details from the department, and we will be in communication with our families once we know more. In the meantime, it is wonderful news for our school community.
On Tuesday Megan and I headed to Phillip Island to visit our 5/6 campers. We had sunny weather, and the students were having an amazing time. It was so nice to see the support and encouragement the students showed each other as well as all the laughing and fun times. The outdoor activities included flying fox, big swing, raft making, canoeing, photo hunt and archery. Night-time events have included, a movie night with popcorn, ‘Richmond’s Got Talent’ and a disco. The accommodation is very comfortable, the food delicious and this was evidenced by all the children having second helpings. We were incredibly proud of the positive behaviour shown by everyone and our great staff and parents who go above and beyond taking care of our students.
It was fantastic to see so many families come along to our Open Morning last week. We hope that you all enjoyed visiting the class spaces and being part of our wonderful teaching and learning.
Arriving on time for the start of the school day
Over the past few weeks, I have noticed a growing number of students arriving after the bell rings at 9.00. At the beginning of the day, students have the opportunity to settle in to start their day of learning. They are informed of the day’s program, events and important instructions are often given. Students arriving late to school (after 9.00 am) also disrupt the class they are in, as they get organised and settled for the day. Your co-operation on this matter would be greatly appreciated. If you do arrive after 9.00 please check your child in at the office where they can then go to class. Please do not take them up to class.
Over the last fortnight, we have seen many events and activities occurring in our classrooms and around the school. I would like to acknowledge and thank our parent volunteers that have helped in several ways over the last few weeks in and around the school. Thank you for giving up a little bit of your time to support our students and our programs and activities. And if you are not a registered volunteer, please keep a look at the next volunteer course.
Flu and Covid
Once again, we are heading towards a serious INFLUENZA/COVID season. We have had significant absences over the past week. If your child is presenting with any symptoms, we request that you keep them home from school and seek advice from your medical practitioner.
This has seen a significant increase in the number of items in lost property. Please check that your child’s items are marked clearly, or they cannot be returned. Ensure that there is a surname at least (and first name if possible), clearly labelled in a visible place. First names, initials and nicknames make it impossible to find an owner, as do washed-off labels.
Take care, and have a great weekend!
The Great Primary School Mystery
The 2023 production of The Great Primary School Mystery will be held on the 7th and 8th of June at Lynall Hall Community School. Half of our school will perform on the 7th and the other half will perform on the 8th.
Please see the below schedule to see which performance your child/children will be in:
Performance 1: Wednesday 7th June
- Foundation A
Performance 2: Thursday 8th June
- Foundation B
- Foundation C
Tickets for the RPS School Performance are still available through Trybooking. Please click on the link below for access:
CERES Environmental Education Centre
On Tuesday the Grade 1 / 2 students went on an excursion to CERES Environmental Education Centre in Brunswick East. This linked with our Term 2 unit of Inquiry, Sustainability and Interdependence. At CERES we learnt about Earth’s Resources through different activities. At CERES we got to plant our own vegetables, hold some wiggly worms, learn about the importance of compost and explore farming and conservation.
Student of The Week
- Hazel C – For always setting a great example in class. You have a positive attitude towards learning, care for others and try your best! Well done!
- Novak S – Congratulations Novak for making steady progress and always showing the utmost respect – bravo, Novak!
- Rowena H -For working hard towards reaching all of her learning goals, especially her writing goal of using paragraphs in her writing. Go Rowena!
- Zoe E -For your hard work and dedication at school everyday. You take initiative to be a helpful friend to all. Keep up the good work!
- Alexandra M – For your excellent work ethic across all areas of your learning. You are an wonderful role model to those around you. Well done, Alexandra!
- Grace W – For your positive attitude and persistence in your writing this week – you should be really proud of your diligence in publishing your piece – great job Grace!
- Archer P – For your endless enthusiasm AND adding a rhyming Mandarin word in your poem. Treat yourself to a bingqilin to celebrate!
- Jack P – With enthusiasm and dedication you have mastered telling the time to the minute! It was so fantastic celebrating this with you Jack. Congratulations!
- Abigail R – For your dedication in learning and always finding ways to challenge and extend yourself.
- George F – George, you are a kind and helpful member of the class. It is wonderful to see you caring for your classmates. Keep sharing that kindness around, it is contagious!
- Nate C – For demonstrating persistence in his learning and using his initiative in class. Keep up the great work Nate!
Russell's Joke of the week
What breed of dog can jump higher than a skyscraper?
Any breed of dog. Skyscrapers can’t jump.
Activities at RPS
Please see the below list of activities that you can enrol your child into for Term 2:
Drama lessons: Thursdays, Lunch Time
Music Lessons: Individual Bookings
Tennis Lessons: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8:10AM – 8:50AM
Dance Lessons: Wednesday’s, Lunch Time
Chess Club: Fridays, 8:00AM – 8:50AM
If you are interested in any of the above activities for your child, please see the links below for further information.