Richmond West in the Press

Our breakfast club program in the spotlight!

Daniel Andrews and James MerlinoThe staff and students of Richmond West Primary School were delighted to host the Hon. Daniel Andrews, MP – Premier of Victoria, the Hon. James Merlino, MP – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and the Hon. Richard Wynne, MP – Minster for Planning at our breakfast club this morning. They announced a $13.7 million breakfast club program which will help Richmond West Primary School, along with 500 other schools across the state. “Every child that reaches their full potential helps us to reach ours, as a community, as a state,” Mr Andrews told the media.

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Have you seen us in the Melbourne Leader?

VIVA football clinic

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Let’s Celebrate Cultural Diversity Week!

Richmond Football Club player, Reece Conca shared his footy tips and techniques with a group of our students in grades 1-4. The football clinic was held as part of celebrations for Cultural Diversity Week 2015, the annual state wide celebration of Victoria’s cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. Cultural Diversity Week is presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) and has been taking place since 2003. The theme for Cultural Diversity Week 2015 is Strengthening Our Community. We would like to thank Mr Chin Tran, VMC Chairperson and Jason Mifsud, Head of Diversity (AFL) for supporting our school. All students at Richmond West Primary School will celebrate Harmony Day this Friday 20th March through a range of activities in the classroom.

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Our School on ABC’s Radio National

Just in case you missed it, ABC’s Radio National had a program on last Sunday titled “Monolingual in a multilingual world” talking about the gap of teaching languages at Australian schools in a multilingual world. In this program Tam Foot, Vietnamese teacher at Richmond West, is talking about our Vietnamese program. Lloyd Mitchel, former principal at Richmond West, is also talking about languages at Richmond West Primary School.

You can find details on the show here:

ABC Radio National 360 documentaries: “Monolingual in a multilingual world”

And can also listen to the recording downloaded from the ABC website here:

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Not only languages get us attention, the choir too!

While we had a lot of reports in the press as of late concerning the school’s bi-lingual programs the school’s choir practising for the  Carols by Candlelight got mentioned by the Heralds Sun’s “Leader”. If you are interested in the article you can read it here.


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