There was much to celebrate for Richmond during the Autumn Term 2016 – our motto was ‘Personal Bests’. As such we focused on the improvements that we made as a house and recognised individuals who had striven to live by our mantra. Included below are details of the Richmond students who achieved the most overall house points; most improved number of house points from half term 1 to half term 2; and had the most improved attendance from half term 1 to half term 2.
Richmond Total house points = 7189
Best Richmond Tutor Group House Points = R5 (1179 Points) – Miss Zambanini and Mrs Davis
Richmond House attendance = 93.90%
Best Tutor Group Attendance = 11R1 (97.07%) – Miss Scarff
Richmond have now raised nearly £1000 in the Autumn term from Challenge the Teacher Week, The Santa Fun Run, and the Christmas Fair Stall. Thank you to all Richmond students and parents for their hard work. Please see a separate report on the Santa Fun Run below.
Santa Fun Run – By Summer Umney, R6 (Year 8)
On Sunday 27th November some Richmond students took part in the Santa Fun Run along with Mr Lyle, Miss Pinnick, Miss Williamson and many others members of the local community. It took place in Bushy Park. The reason we were running was to raise money for The Princess Alice Hospice.
The Santa Fun Run was a 5k run (or walk) and everyone completed it with great enthusiasm and teamwork. All of the participants had to wear a Santa outfit and everyone got in the Christmas spirit. Mr Lyle came first for RES runners followed by Kieran Janes. Everyone that participated had a huge amount of fun.
After the event a few students and the teachers had a free massage from some professional masseurs to help try and reduce any muscle pains that might occur after the event and was extremely relaxing. Hopefully we have raised a huge amount of money to help The Princess Alice Hospice charity to support the great work that they do with their patients.
Inter-house football and netball was well attended by Richmond students, however we need to increase the number of students who participate in the Spring Inter-house basketball competition. I say this as they overall winners Claremont were not only the house that performed the best, but were also the best represented house. Points are awarded for every student who represents their house at an inter-house event and therefore it is essential that more students get involved to give us the best chance of winning. Well done to our year 8’s and 11’s who were victorious in their respective year groups.
In our Christmas Assembly we celebrated a Personal Best by year 7 student Florence Isaacs. In October Florence entered the ‘Busta Rhyme Young Writers Competition’. Florence’s poem ‘Be Grateful for your Education’ was a winning poem and will subsequently be published. Florence read her poem to her fellow Richmond comrades with composure and poise, showing extreme maturity.
We also celebrated a personal best by another extremely hardworking Richmond student – Lucas Farkas (year 9). Luca performed the piano piece ‘Memories’ from the stage production Cats’. The piece took Luca 3 months to learn and was beautifully executed to Richmond, receiving rapturous applause. We are extremely proud of Florence and Luca of their achievements.
Lastly, Richmond were sad to have to say goodbye to Miss Elfaituri who moves on to teach in another secondary school. We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see you soon.
Spring Term 2017 – Caught being Good
We will continue to celebrate personal bests for the remainder of the year. Alongside this our Spring 2017 motto is ‘Caught being Good’. Miss Pinnick, all the tutors and I will continue to strive to do our best to support Richmond and hopefully see us claw our way back into the overall standing for the house cup 2016/17
Head of House; Miss L Pinnick Deputy Head of House; Mr D Lyle
Richmond Coming Events
Richmond provides students with a sense of belonging, achievement and pride. We aim to combine our strengths and push our limits both as individuals and as a team for everyone’s benefit, both in the school community and in the wider community. The fantastic team spirit within our House encourages every student to celebrate their, and other’s success and to fully realise their potential. Richmond is about taking part, having fun and being proud to be part of a team.
Together we are working to support those in need, giving something back to the wider community. Richmond's chosen charity is the Princess Alice Hospice. This is an excellent cause, get involved!