Principal’s Letter

As principal it is my pleasure to welcome you to Richmond Primary School.

Richmond Primary School is a proud South Australian Government school providing quality education for children from Reception to Year 7. Located close to the city, the school is a vibrant learning community. Richmond Primary School is known for its excellent programs, cultural diversity, up to date facilities, beautiful grounds and friendly, engaged students.

At Richmond our students are supported to learn and grow in a caring family atmosphere as we develop their skills to become active, articulate citizens of the world.

Richmond Primary offers a high quality 21st Century innovative teaching and learning program that is based on the Australian Curriculum. Programs are structured to ensure that every child has access to quality literacy and numeracy programs including intervention and enrichment. Specialist lessons in Physical Education, Music, Visual and Performing Arts and Italian are offered throughout the year.

Our newly equipped STEM facilities and Early Years building update is a focal point for future learning and instrumental in the implementation of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) strategy. Richmond Primary School places great importance on the integration of current digital technologies into all curriculum areas with fully networked computers, interactive electronic whiteboards and iPads in every classroom.

All teaching and support staff are encouraged and supported to plan collaboratively to improve students learning outcome and to cater for different learning styles and social and emotional needs.

The school believes in a strong partnership between students, parents and staff. This is evident through the strong sense of enthusiasm, energy and excitement that exists in our school community.

Parental involvement and participation in the educative process can take many forms, ranging from helping at working bees, fundraisers and class volunteering to involvement in School Governing Council. This is a vital part of a high functioning education site. I invite you to find out more about our unique school. We pride ourselves on the open and friendly community atmosphere at Richmond Primary School.

Tracey Davies

Principal

“We aim to create Powerful Learners who strive to be independent, high achieving confident 21st Century learners.”

Our History

Our school has a proud history. Originally opened in 1898 with 172 students, it was at that time surrounded by farming land. This connection with growing and developing its grounds continues through to the present time with such projects as development of our school’s Kaurna Trail, shady trees, grassed areas and modern playgrounds including a new Nature Play redevelopment.

Over time, building works have accommodated the changes in student population. The original “Old School Building” has been renovated and currently accommodates the Out of School Care (OSHC) program and classrooms.

New additions to the school were completed in 1980 including two teaching blocks containing Junior Primary and Primary classes respectively. The central Administration Block contains offices, staff room and Resource Centre. A Gymnasium is used by classes for physical education programs and fortnightly assemblies. Students engage in dynamic learning through access to a range of digital technologies.

The 1981 section of the school was redeveloped in 2010 under the Building the Education Revolution initiative and was opened in 2011. In 2016 DECD funded the resurfacing of our asphalt Capital Works Program.

In 2017 our school community has received STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) funding which, once completed in 2018, will provide our students and staff with areas to cater for contemporary teaching and learning methods. The STEM approach to teaching and learning gives students the opportunity to engage in challenging problems and projects. Hands-on practical activities help learners: experiment, use new technologies, test ideas and make and create innovative solutions to real, complex problems.