Cupcakes will be for sale at lunchtime Wednesday August 16th to raise funds for the Jump Jam team to buy a DVD with updated dance routines. $1 and $2 (depending on size and decorations). Gluten free and dairy free available. This will benefit the whole school so please bring along a coin!
For many years Richmond School parents/whānau/staff have been very fortunate the Trinity ‘Church on the Hill’ allowed us to use their carpark before school and after school. People can appreciate this is private property.
The church has made the decision, in consultation with the Richmond School Board of Trustees, that this is no longer a viable option due to the large numbers of cars in the carpark area along with the foot traffic at busy times (before school and after school). Recently there have been a number of ‘close calls’ involving children. Pedestrian safety in this area is paramount.
From Monday 7th August 2017 onwards the Richmond School parents/whānau/staff will NOT be able to use the carpark before school and at the end of the school day. Please respect the church’s decision (one the Richmond School Board supports).
It is incredibly sad to advise that our kuia, Auntie Ngawai Jones has passed away. Everyone in the Richmond School whānau passes on our condolences to the Jones family. A number of staff and pupils attended her funeral this week with the children singing beautifully during the service.
The Book Character Parade on Friday was a great way to end Book Week with the entire school (including Mr Brenton!) parading along Queen Street and through the Tasman District Library.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Book Week Book Fair in Room 15 last week. Over $3000 worth of books were sold which means Richmond School receives $1100 worth of books for our library – fantastic!
Swimming lessons will take place at the Aquatic Centre this term. Please return permission slips and make payment ($60 per child) as soon as you can. We accept payment by cash, cheque, internet banking or Eftpos at the school office.
Middle Syndicate Weeks 3 and 4 (payment to be made by Monday July 31st)
Senior Syndicate Weeks 5 and 6 (payment to be made by Monday August 14th)
Junior Syndicate Weeks 7 and 8 (payment to be made by Monday August 28th)