East Fremantle: Richmond Primary building tomorrow’s leaders


Lauren Fleming, Arman Gohil, Jemima Paterson, Ben Ross and Nic Watson. Picture: Jody Hua
Lauren Fleming, Arman Gohil, Jemima Paterson, Ben Ross and Nic Watson. Picture: Jody Hua

BUILDING leadership skills is an important goal for any local school, not least Richmond Primary.

The East Fremantle school was visited by Lauren Fleming and Nic Watson last week, two former students who will be putting their leadership skills into practice, named head boy and head girl of CBC Fremantle and Iona Presentation College respectively for 2017.

Nic said it was a “massive privilege” to be elected head boy at CBC and that it was not a coincidence that both he and Lauren started at Richmond Primary.

“It is a great primary school, it is a great achievement and a testament to Richmond,” he said.

“I have fond memories of all of my Richmond teachers and they have made a difference to the path I have walked.

“I want to make a difference and bring the best out of a group of people and I think the key to the role will be maintaining balance in my life; academic, service, sport, leadership and social.”

Lauren said she too felt privileged and humbled to be named head girl.

“I realise that there are high expectations for this role, but I am happy and excited to put in the hard work to give back to my school, and to represent my fellow students with pride,” she said.

“I think it’s great that the two of us ‘Richmond kids’ have been elected as head boy and head girl of our high schools.

“I believe that we can be positive role models for the current students at Richmond Primary School, since we were in their shoes not too long ago.”