St. Vincent de Paul’s Winter Appeal ~ Can you make a difference?


Posted by bgommers | Posted in Buddies, RE, Wellbeing | Posted on June 5, 2019

St. Richard’s Primary School have been reflecting on what it means to belong to a Church Community and plan ways to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by helping others in need.

So the Year 3 – 6 students have teamed together to collect donations for St. Vincent de Paul’s Winter Appeal.

Year 5/6 students have created posters which you will soon see around the school and the Year 3/4 students have created advertisements  to try and persuade you to make a difference this Winter.

We will place tubs in both the Yellow and Blue Buildings at St. Richard’s Primary School for your kind donations.

Thank you for making a difference this Winter!

From all of the Year 3 – 6 students.

Check out some of these fantastic ads from Year 3/4. 

Mt Lilydale Mercy College Sport Clinics


Posted by leahmorgan | Posted in Buddies, PE | Posted on November 2, 2016

Today the students from Mt. Lilydale Mercy College came to St. Richard’s to teach the Preps and Year 5/6’s a variety of sport clinics. The students were engaged in soccer, cricket, basketball, netball, hurdles and football. Each of the groups worked through three rotations and had the opportunity to try different activities. We are looking forward to the students returning over the next two weeks to teach us more.

Balancing Screen Time


Posted by leahmorgan | Posted in Buddies | Posted on October 24, 2016

Today we did a cross age activity with our buddies. We talked about the importance of balancing our time in front of a screen. Playing games online and using consoles or games on a computer is great fun but you to need to make sure that your online world does not take over your life. With more and more mobile devices on the market it is easy and tempting to stay connected 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but it is also very important to know how and when to disconnect. Spending excessive amounts of time online can have significant impacts on your health, family and social life and on your academic performance at school.

We used Answer Garden to create a brainstorm of all of the screen devices that we have in our homes.


One of our groups discussed the difference between people who spend too much time online compared to people who balance their time. We drew pictures to show the difference in these people. We decided that people who spend too much time online may have a hunched back, a sore neck, red eyes, look tired and may be unfit. While a person who balances their time looks fit, reads books, interacts with their family and plays outdoors.

Another group discussed the amount of time that we spend online in comparison to the amount of time we spend doing other activities.

Our Lifestyle Audit included talking about how much time we spend eating, sleeping, playing games, doing homework, being active, relaxing and studying.

Our Technology Audit included talking about how much time we spend online for fun, for homework, sending emails, instant messaging, webcam chatting, social networking, watching videos, playing games, sending texts, talking on the phone, listening to music and taking photos.

Our final group were asked to answer the following questions;
Who do you think spends the most time on iPhones, Tablets or Computers in your house?
What’s your favourite thing to do with your family?
What is your favourite thing to do online?

Do you balance your time online?


Posted by leahmorgan | Posted in Buddies, Highlights | Posted on August 3, 2016

Glitter Words

Today we celebrated 100 Days in Prep GM. We started the day with a beautiful Liturgy in our School Hall. The students shared what they love most about being in Prep. We would like to thank all of the special people that helped celebrate with us. We would especially like to thank Carla Crosby for making delicious cupcakes to enjoy for our Morning Tea.

100 Days in Prep GM on PhotoPeach

We also got to spend time with our Buddies from 5/6NF.

We made 100 glasses, used a 100 chart to write our name, guessed how many lollies were in the jar and also watched 101 Dalmatians.


Easter Fun!


Posted by leahmorgan | Posted in Buddies | Posted on March 21, 2016

Today we had a hopping good time with our Buddies. We worked together to create Easter Baskets in preparation for the Easter Bunny’s visit over the holidays.  Check out our great creations.

A Hopping Good Time! on PhotoPeach

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.

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