Old-style Performance Music uniforms

The Uniform Shop have advised that those families who might be wondering what to do with their old-style Performance Music uniforms (girls’ blue tops, or boys’ old-style black shirts & ties), are welcome to drop them off at the Uniform Shop, if they would like to donate them to a good cause. The items will be sent to Uganda later in the year.


Junior School Spellers’ Cup Competition

On Monday, the Junior School held its annual Spellers’ Cup Competition. Twelve children from years 4 and 5 competed for the title, cheered on by their classmates and families.

Mr Bensley read the challenging words to the competitors. Mrs Luthy, Mr Murphy and Mrs Collins checked the written words of the competitors. The audience waited in silence for the results.

The Junior School is proud to announce that the winner of the  Spellers’ Cup 2014 was Jessica Harris from 5C, the runner up was Ethan Thomas and third place was  Maddison Gill.

Congratulations to all participants! Spellers' Cup 2014 Finalists


RedArt starts next Thursday

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

Showcasing Middle and Senior school artworks over a three day exhibition.

Opening night on Thursday September 4th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm will be catered.

The show will also be open Friday evening 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

This year there is something different:

We will have areas setup if you would like to do some still life drawing.  Saturday we will have life drawing (with a model wearing swimmers). There can only be 15 people and you must book with Mrs Burgess Life drawing will be from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Please see the attached flyer.

We hope to see you there.



Catherine chosen for the 2015 National Youth Science Forum

Congratulations to Catherine Smith (Year 11) on being selected to attend the 2015 National Youth Science Forum in Canberra, at The Australian National University.  She is one of almost 400 young people from all across Australia who has been selected to attend this event, which is delivered in conjunction with Rotary Clubs of Australia.

The NTSF will be held for 12 days in January 2015, and includes lab visits at university and industrial research facilities, debates and forums, and a chance to meet some of Australia’s leading science researchers.  The program’s content is designed to stimulate the students’ thought processes about where they might end up studying and the direction of their passion. We congratulate Catherine on being selected to attend the NYSC in 2015 – it is an incredible honour!




P&F Father’s Day Stall Volunteers

Calling anyone with an hour or more to spare on Friday 5 September to help sell goodies at the Father’s Day Stall at the college between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. Help is also needed for the set up at 7:00 am and the take down at 2:00 pm. Come along for the great camaraderie and fellowship of other parents and friends, plus share in the excitement of watching the children deliberate in their all-important purchases for dad, grandad and other special guys!

Contact Emma 0400162161



P&F Movie Night coming soon!

The free P&F Family Movie Night will be held on on Saturday 13 September.   Open Season start-time is 6:45 pm.   Bring your picnic rug or chairs.  There will be pizza, sno cones and popcorn for sale on the night. Come join us for a fun evening!


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Book Week

What a great night we had in the Library on Tuesday celebrating Book Week. Many families came in their pyjamas with a pillow and a book to read. We all piled in together for a reading bonanza! Last year we had 111 children attend. This year we beat our previous record by counting 123 children reading at 6.45pm.


We were treated to a fabulous presentation by author and illustrator, Peter Carnarvas. Peter explained how to use 5 steps to build an imaginative story but the highlight for many children was the shared illustrating experience. An email was sent to all Junior School families about how to purchase his books. More information is available at his website .


Middle School students enjoyed insights about poetry, writing and effective oral presentations from Josh Donellan, a performance poet.


Well done to all those families that were able to participate. It was a terrific way to show our children how valuable and exciting reading, writing and creativity are.

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2014 Spellers Cup – Year 4 and 5 ‘Spell-Off’ Monday 25 August

Parents are invited to attend the 2014 Spellers Cup – Years 4 & 5 “Spell-Off” finals after Junior School Assembly on Monday 25 August in ‘M block’.  Light refreshments will be available afterwards in the Performing Arts room  (located in ‘M block’).


Lost Watch

A green “Ice” watch was lost in the drop off zone on Thursday 21 August. If this watch is located, please return it to Public Reception.


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

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