Uniform Shop Product Update

Please note these additional products currently in stock for cooler weather:
- Navy knitted gloves in stock for younger students (approx 5-11 year old): $4.00.
- Hat rain covers for students travelling to and from school. Fits Junior, Akubra and White dress hats: $6.50.

For your convenience we now also stock shoelaces for both dress and sport shoes for $4.00.

Finally, a reminder for junior school swimming lessons that we do have swimming caps here in stock for $6.00. The shop does not stock bathers or goggles.

Please direct any enquiries to: or 3286 0223.


New P&F Snow Cone Co-ordinator

The P&F is thrilled to announce that Jolan Cowan has accepted the role of the P&F Snow Cone Co-ordinator.  The P&F snow cone machine is available for hire at $150 per day (machine hire only) for events that are external to the College.  Any departments or groups within the College may borrow the snow cone machine at no charge.  This is a fun and easy way to raise funds for your group.  For booking enquiries, please contact Jolan on



Swimming lessons are scheduled to resume for Years 1-5 in week six (Wednesday 20 August) of Term 3 and continue weekly until week five (Wednesday 5 November) of Term 4.  All students will participate in a weekly 30 minute swimming lesson. The focus during this swimming lesson block will be on the RLSSA Swim and Survive skills.

Sports uniform days are as follows:

Prep – No change

Year 1  - Wednesday and Thursday

Year 2 – Wednesday and Friday

Year 3 – Wednesday and Thursday

Year 4 – Wednesday and Thursday

Year 5 – Wednesday and Friday


Student Achievements

Michael Auton (Year 4) and Travis Auton (Year 1) competed in the John Halpin Memorial Karate Tournament at Wavell Heights on the weekend. Michael won a bronze medal in the Kumite (sparring) division for his age group from blue belts to black. Travis won a bronze medal in the Kumite (sparring) and also a bronze medal in the Kata (traditional form) section in his age group. The boys train at Kodomon Karate Do at Alexandra Hills.  Well done on such a great effort!


Student Achievements

Damien Prins (Year 9) competed at the John Halpin Memorial Karate Tournament held at Wavell Heights on the weekend. Damien and his Dojo (Kodomon Karate Do – Alexandra Hills) came home from this tough event with 2 medals. Damien is using these events to get ready for State Titles in October (Gold Coast) and National Championships in November (Melbourne). Well done, Damien.


Traditional Form (Kata)

Boys 13-15 Years Black Belt                             BRONZE


Point Sparring (Kumite)

Boys 13-15 Years Black Belt                             GOLD


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Senior Schools Cup Volleyball

Four Redlands College teams participated in the Volleyball Queensland Senior Schools Cup  from 8 – 10 August.  This event is held annually in Toowoomba across 7 or 8 venues.
Results from the weekend
1. Open Girls Division 1 placed 5th
2. Open Boys Honours places 6th
3. Senior Boys Honours placed 4th
4. Senior Boys Division 2 placed 4th
All teams played exceptional volleyball and achieved well on the weekend. We look forward to sending some of these teams to represent Redlands College in the Nationals in December.
Girls Volleyball 2014


P&F Meeting Monday 18 Aug

The monthly P&F meeting will be held on Monday 18 August at 7:30 pm in M Block. All are welcome to come along and hear the exciting happenings in our school community.
For further details, you may contact Emma


Junior School Reminder

On Monday morning there will be a shortened Junior school assembly at 8:30am followed by the Book parade.

When children arrive at school they are to proceed to their classroom to change for the Book parade rather than play in the undercover area. All children need to have changed into their costumes by 8:30am.

Parents are invited to share the excitement of the Book parade with the children, so please stay in M block after assembly. It will ‘fill your bucket’.


Symphonic Band Workshop in Week 7

Members of the Symphonic Band have been sent via email a letter with details of their combined bands workshop at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, on the Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons of Week 7.

(Note that band members are NOT required to wear the new Performance Music uniform to this event; they should wear their usual Dress uniforms.)

The information about the event is as follows:

Symphonic Band Workshop at BGGS:

Tuesday 26 August, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm


Wednesday 27 August, 3:30 pm – 7:15 pm

 The two-day Symphonic Band Workshop, as listed in the Performance Music Calendar of Events, will be held at Brisbane Girls Grammar School (BGGS), after school on Tuesday 26 August, and also on Wednesday 27 August.

 On both the Tuesday and the Wednesday, the students will leave P8 early, to board a bus from College at 2:38 pm (start of P8) to travel to the venue (BGGS).

 The Tuesday workshop session will conclude at 5:30 pm, and the students will then travel back to Redlands College by bus, arriving at 6:30 pm approx. Parents are asked to arrive promptly at College to collect their children from the bus at 6:30 pm.

 The Wednesday workshop session will conclude with an early evening concert for parents at BGGS, commencing at 6:00 pm. The concert will conclude at 7:15 pm, and students should be collected by their parents from BGGS at that time. On the Wednesday, a sausage sizzle will be provided for the students for dinner (free of charge).

 The Symphonic Band students will interact with students from two bands at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, and from St Joseph’s College. Each band will perform for the other school bands, then all of the students will come together to rehearse two combined pieces.

 On the Wednesday, parents are invited to attend the concert performance at the end of the Wednesday session, commencing at 6:00 pm and finishing at 7:15 pm.

 When:     Tuesday 26 August and Wednesday 27 August

Where:      Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill


 Transport to venue:  TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY – Students to board bus from College at 2:38 pm

Transport after event:   TUESDAY – Students will be brought back to College by bus, arriving at 6:30 pm approx, to be collected from College by their parents.

                                                  WEDNESDAY – Students to be collected from BGGS at 7:15 pm.

 Concert at BGGS commences:         WEDNESDAY: 6:00 pm (parents invited to attend concert)

Workshop/Concert concludes:        WEDNESDAY: 7:15 pm (parents to collect students from venue)


Dress:      Dress Uniform

What to bring:          Students are responsible for bringing their own instrument, and   should also bring a water bottle.

 According to parents’ signed permission slip for the year’s Performance Music events, you have given your consent for your child to attend this event. Please refer to “Approved Leave” in the Terms and Conditions of your Ensemble Agreement. Absence from a Performance Music Calendar event can only be approved in very exceptional circumstances, and notice in writing must be given to the Performance Music Department as far as possible in advance of the event.


Changes to the School Dental Program

As you are aware many students have received free high quality oral health care through the School Dental Service for many years.

Please read the attached flyer from Metro South Oral Health Services, with regards to  changes to the School Dental Program. 

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AUSTA Q Strings Festival

Congratulations to violin students Kira Villiers (8J) and Shanae Villiers (6F), and beginner viola student Yana van der Merwe (3I), who recently participated in the AUSTA-Q Junior Strings Festival, a non-competitive event for string students at all levels. Each student received a trophy, along with constructive adjudicator feedback from some of Brisbane’s highly esteemed string pedagogues, including Loreta Fin.

14 Kira Shanae AUSTAQ  14 Yana Viola AUSTAQ


Student Achievements – National Club Championships 2014

Last week Isabella Collyer (Year 8) & Raffael Wullschleger (Year 10) travelled to Tasmania to compete in the National Club Championships for Trampoline sports. Raffael won a bronze for tumbling and both Isabella and Raffael made finals coming in the top 10 in Australia.
Congratulations to them both on a fantastic effort.


Lost Property – Pictures Attached

The Uniform Shop has a large amount of unnamed lost property. We would appreciate if you could either check at the shop, or view the attached pictures to see if any item belongs to you. Due to the volume of unclaimed items, lost property is cleared via donation or disposal every two weeks. Clearly named items are returned to the owner.

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Open Morning next Thursday

Open Morning will be held on Thursday 21 August 10:15 am – 1:00 pm.

Please let your friends and family know – this is an ideal opportunity to see our College in action!  No RSVP necessary.




REDART 2014 is coming soon!

Come along and join us on Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 September for RedArt!

Located in the Art Gallery and Art Block.

Featuring Art Works from Years 6 – 12


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