Jul
25

Prep L parents invited to ‘Meet and Greet’ our new teacher

Parents of Prep L students are invited to a ‘Meet and Greet’ time, to welcome and get to know PL’s new teacher, Mrs Margarite McNamara. This will be held on Monday 28 July, between 2-3pm in M block’s Performing Arts room.

Jul
25

Junior School Parent Chat on Monday Morning

Junior School Parent Chat time, held in the Performing Arts room in M Block, will be on after assembly on Monday 28 July.  Unfortunately, Mrs Kohlmannhuber and Mrs Farley will not be able to attend the session this time.  However, parents are still very welcome to come and use the room and have some time to chat and enjoy a cuppa together.

Jul
24

Sonata/Concerto and Aria/Art Song Competition this Saturday

You are invited to Performance Music’s annual competition which will be held at Redlands College in the G7 Rehearsal Space on Saturday 26 July starting at 2:00 pm. It will showcase our twelve best students in a range of musical performances which will be judged by our guest adjudicator, Jason Boyd (Boyd’s Pianos).
This competition follows on from the MusicFest and students participating will receive further house points. These students are our most advanced young players and comprise one singer, guitarists, trumpeters, a cellist and pianists so there will be lots of variety to ensure this is a most enjoyable concert.
We’d love you to come along and support our Performance Music students.

Jul
24

Student Achievements

Corie Janssen 8A has recently been in Sydney where she represented Queensland at the ATOD Australasian Energetiks Scholarships within two genres – Jazz and Tap.

The event hosted competitors from across the country. To qualify,  the students are required to achieve highly commended or above for their last 3 dance exams and qualify in the top 4 in the state. For Queensland, Corie place 1st for both her Jazz and Tap.

Last Friday Corie participate in two classes with the adjudicators where they are examined on technique and their ability to pick up choreography quickly in the studio environment – this process equated to 50% of her scoring. The following day at the Seymour Centre, all of the entrants performed two dances (contrasting styles) for each genre.  This combined with the class results determines the placing.

Corie placed 1st in Australia for her Jazz and received a Summer School Scholarship in Melbourne for her Tap.

We congratulate Corie on her wonderful results.

Jul
23

Helping Kids Make Sense of the MH17 Air Disaster

Helping kids make sense of the MH 17 air disaster
Submitted by: MICHAEL GROSE
23 July
Reports of the recent shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine air space has saturated newspapers, television and the Internet for the last week. The events were shocking and many of the images shown on our television screens have been quite confronting. Worldwide outrage has been the result.

But what about the impact of the event and the subsequent media coverage on children and young people?

As adults we all want our children to live carefree lives and keep them from the pain and even horror of such tragedies and natural disasters. In reality we can’t do this.

So what is a parent, teacher, or other caring adult to do when such events fill the airwaves and the consciousness of society? Here are some ideas:

1. Reassure children that they are safe. The consistency of the images can be frightening for young children who don’t understand the notion of distance and have difficulty distinguishing between reality and fiction. Let them know that while this event is indeed happening it will not affect them directly.

2. Explain what happened. Sounds obvious but it’s important not to simply assume that children and young people understand what’s happened. Be calm and stick the facts, using a map to show older children where it happened.

3. Be available. Let kids know that it is okay to talk about the unpleasant events. Listen to what they think and feel. By listening, you can find out if they have misunderstandings, and you can learn more about the support that they need. You do not need to explain more than they are ready to hear, but be willing to answer their questions.

4. Help children process what they see and hear, particularly through television. Children are good observers but can be poor interpreters of events that are out of their level of understanding.

5. Support children’s concerns for others. They may have genuine concerns for the suffering that will occur and they may need an outlet for those concerns. It is heartwarming to see this empathy in children for the concerns of others.

6. Let them explore feelings beyond fear. Many children may feel sad or even angry with these events so let them express the full range of emotions.

7. Avoid keeping the television on all the time. The visual nature of the media means that images are repeated over and over, which can be both distressing to some and desensitizing to others.

8. Be aware of your own actions. Children will take their cues from you and if they see you focusing on it in an unhealthy way then they will focus on it too. Let them know that it is happening but it should not dominate their lives.

Children’s worlds can be affected in ways that we can’t even conceive of so adults need to be both sensitive to children’s needs and mindful of what they say and how they act in front of children.

In difficult times, it is worth remembering what adults and children need most are each other.

You’ll find more ideas and advice to help you raise happy, confident kids at parentingideasclub.com.auU

Jul
23

Mater Little Miracles Donation

Last term, the children from Junior School raised over $450 for the Mater Children’s hospital through their gold coin donations on Pyjama Day. A representative from Mater Little Miracles came to assembly on Monday to accept the donated funds. Thank you again to everyone for your generosity in supporting this worthy cause. The monies raised will contribute towards the purchase of equipment.

Cheque 2

Jul
23

Library Hours Extended

For a 5 week trial, the Library is extending its opening hours till 5pm, Monday to Wednesday, for Middle and Senior School students only. 
 
If parents have any queries regarding these changes, please phone Chrissy Lang 3286 0215.

Jul
23

Community Notice – Trampoline Safety

Trampoline safety—it’s flippin’ important

TrampolineHundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries such as cuts, sprains and fractures.

The ACCC, in partnership with Kidsafe and state and territory consumer protection agencies, has launched a national safety campaign.

Don’t let your trampoline spring a nasty surprise. To make sure it’s safe, visit: www.productsafety.gov.au/trampolinesafety

Read the following fact card for details to promote safe use across Australia:  Trampoline safety—it’s flippin’ important – Fact card

Jul
22

Ensemble photos Monday & Tuesday morning of Wk 3

Students in the Performance Music Choral and Instrumental ensembles will be having their ensemble photos on Monday and Tuesday mornings next week (Week 3).

(Parents of Year 3 beginner string students and Year 4 beginner brass/woodwind/percussion students, please note that these students DO NOT have their photo taken, as they are not in an ensemble that has weekly ensemble rehearsals)

Students should wear their DRESS UNIFORM for the photos. Students in the instrumental ensembles need to BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS.

Mr Patterson and Mr Shepherd have advised that those students who otherwise need to wear sports uniforms on the day of their ensemble photo should arrive at school wearing their DRESS uniform, and get changed after their ensemble photo.

The photos will be held in the SPORTS CENTRE. Students should arrive 10 mins before their photo time (bringing instruments as relevant).

MONDAY 28 JULY

Junior Strings – usual 7:45 am rehearsal, then all walk over together after rehearsal, for 8:30 am photo.

Percussion Ensemble – come to Sports Centre at 8:30 am

Guitar Ensemble – come to Sports Centre at 8:40 am

Symphonic Band – come to Sports Centre at 8:50 am

Wind Ensemble – come to Sports Centre at 9:00 am

Junior School Band – come to Sports Centre at 9:10 am

Junior School Choir – come to Sports Centre at 9:25 am

Little Voices – come to Sports Centre at 9:40 am

College Singers, College Chorus, Chorale, Chamber Singers – come to Sports Centre at 10:10 am

 

TUESDAY 29 July

String Ensemble – usual rehearsal at 7:15 am, then all walk over together after rehearsal, for 8:30 am photo. Middle School String Quartet photo follows on from the String Ensemble photo.

Chamber Strings – come to Sports Centre at 8:35 am

 

 

Jul
21

Special Prayer

Parents will be meeting to pray for Sue Larwill tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:30am in the Performance Music room in M block.  All are welcome to attend.

Jul
18

Coffee and Chat

Parents are reminded of Monday’s Coffee and Chat in M block following Junior School assembly.

It has been suggested that Mrs Kolhmannhuber discusses how to read College reports at Monday’s Coffee and Chat, so that’s what we’re doing!

There are a number of coffee and tea selections, hot chocolate and biscuits for your enjoyment; just the thing for the cooler mornings we’re having.

When: Monday 21 July,  9-10am

About: Reporting

Where: Performing Arts room, M block

Whether you are new to the school or not, you are invited!

 

 

 

 

Jul
18

Junior School Happenings.

Welcome back to term 3 everyone. We’re off to a good start!

Here are a few reminders for today and the coming week:

The children have been given their semester 1 reports and portfolios today. Parents may find it helpful to read and look through these before the parent/ teacher interviews next week. We ask that portfolios are returned to the class teachers on Monday.

Reports for children who were absent today have been posted. Parents may collect their child’s portfolio from the class teacher on their return to school.

Remember to book your interview with your child’s teacher for Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The on-line booking opens this week end. Prep L parents are asked to make an appointment through Mrs Sally Reed as these interviews will be held on Friday 25 July.

Coffee and Chat recommences on Monday morning following assembly. A topic hasn’t been nominated for this time but come along anyway and reconnect with other Redlands College families over a hot drink.

 

Jul
17

2015 Senior Jerseys – order submission closes Thursday 31 July 2014

Current Year 11 students are invited to purchase a senior jersey for Year 12 in 2015. The jerseys cost $90.00 each and are supplied by Canterbury (by pre-order only) through the Uniform Shop. There is only one bulk order placed for Redlands College for 2015, therefore senior jerseys cannot be purchased from the Uniform Shop later in the year. Sample jerseys are available for a limited time to try-on at the Uniform shop, commencing today.

Should you wish to purchase a jersey, please submit the attached order form to the Uniform Shop with payment of $90.00. Orders and payment must be submitted by no later than Thursday 31 July 2014. Due to manufacturing time constraints, late orders cannot be accepted.

If you have any questions in relation to these jerseys please contact Mrs Jo Johnson, Uniform Shop Coordinator on 3286 0223. 2015 Senior Jersey Order Form

Jul
17

P & F Meeting

The Parents and Friends Association of Redlands College will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday 22 July at 7:30 pm in M-block.  You are welcome to attend. If you have any queries, please contact Emma Lombard on 0400 162 161.

Jul
17

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards

Gold Awards 2014

During the recent school holidays, nine past Redlands College students – Joshua Faulks, Philip Klitshcer, Harrison Koller, Jacqueline Lowe, Sophie Mulheran, Caleb Patch, Alana Salisbury, Nathan Sears and Declan Wallace were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award from The Hon. John-Paul Langbroek, Minister for Education, Training and Employment. The presentation took place at the Brisbane City Hall and saw 73 young people from across Queensland recognised for their commitment to the Award.

The Gold Award is a prestigious Award presented to young people who have made a commitment of at least one hour a week for a period in excess of twelve months to each of community service, physical recreation and the learning a new skill. They have also completed a residential project of at least 5 days away from home and have completed two Adventurous Journeys of at least 4 days each.

The nine students from Redlands College completed the journey to their Gold Award after first completing their Bronze Award in Year 10 and their Silver Award in Year 11. Each prioritised their time throughout Year 12 to complete the Award alongside their studies and should be commended for their efforts. In achieving their Gold Award, they have corporately recorded 931 hours of physical activity, 1,262 hours of learning a new skill and 1,521 hours of community service – far exceeding the requirements of the Award. They have also hiked Moreton Island and spent 12 days in New Zealand hiking the Kepler Track while exploring the Fiordland National Park’s Doubtful and Milford Sounds.

Picture:
front row: James McGregor (Coordinator at Redlands College), Jacqueline Lowe, Minister John-Paul Langbroek and Peter Kaye CEO of DofE Australia

Second Row: Alana Salisbury, Sophie Mulheran, Declan Wallace, Philip Klitscher and Joshua Faulks

Third Row: Caleb Patch, Harrison Koller and Nathan Sears

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