I am consistently thrilled with so many of the things I see as I move through Richmond View School on a daily basis. I thought it time I let you know some of the great things and ‘behind the scenes’ actions taking place. We are celebrating FRIENDSHIP week and have spent time considering what it means to be a friend, as Jesus would see it. We have had some GREAT conversations and reflected on our ever growing understanding of what is often an overlooked skill/understanding.
We finished today with a mufti day (for most) and this great activity!
I wish to thank all of those involved in the RVS Support Crew for the work they are doing. I have spoken with Alistair Schorn (Crew Chair) about the direction of the Crew and I am excited about what I hear. Tickets for the Delicia Dessert evening are selling here & I encourage you to head along.
The crew are also working to bring together elements of the new Junior Playground addition which is going to be fantastic.
The Court fundraiser continues with us nearly half way through! Thank you to all who spread the word regarding the guitar auction, my personal contribution to see the court happen asap. The fine gentleman who purchased the guitar paid enough for over 20 new squares, thank you! There is a display in the ELIM Foyer showing where we are up to and how to contribute.
We are also working on fitting out my old office to become a great space for Kea Class (Y0), working on laying a path between B block and the library to connect C Block to the entrance path. We are also gearing up for the next big build with Glenroy, a space for Y11-13 students. More to come on that soon.
We have had ERO (the Education Review Office) working with us this year. They have changed their model and are working alongside schools now to work on reviewing aspects of a school together. It is incredibly positive and we are enjoying the process. You can read more about the new model here. We have had very good feedback so far from the ERO team regarding our direction, processes and internal review.
I strongly encourage you to continue to connect with each other, whether it be before school in the classrooms, after school in the pick up zone, via the RVS Crew or in some other way. I have always maintained that we have a strong community because of the fact that we have at least two significant central desires, a school with Christ at the centre and an education that is collectively excellent, (excellence rather than perfection as perfection is unattainable). This gives us a great basis to remain strong and connected as we continue to grow.
Keep praying for the school, the staff, for wisdom and for each other. It makes a significant difference!