Parents and Families

General news for parents and families

Years 8-9 Elective Programme

At Redlands College we believe that students have God-given gifts and talents. Our Middle School programme is designed to provide students with opportunities to meaningfully explore their gifts and talents. In Years 8 and 9 this occurs through our elective programme. The processes for selecting Years 8 and 9 electives for 2017 will start later this term. More information has been emailed to family email…
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iPads@home: A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is the latest and perhaps biggest mobile gaming phenomenon the world has seen. With the rise in its popularity and the nature of the game itself there are a number of online and physical safety considerations for parents to consider. A Parent’s Guide to Pokémon Go is an informative article put out by Internet Safe Families, that highlights a number of online and physical safety…
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Buddies Community Playgroup at Redlands College!

We are delighted to announce that Redlands College is hosting Buddies Community Playgroup, commencing 19 August 2016. This community event will be held every Friday morning in M block at 9-10:30am during College term times, at the cost of $3 per family/visit. Redlands College families only are invited to attend a pilot session in M block on Friday 5 August, 9-10:30am. Our offical launch (open…
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Chickenpox Alert – Junior School

A child in the Junior School has been diagnosed with the Chickenpox (Varicella). The following information is available on the Queensland Health website. Symptoms: ‘Chickenpox usually begins with a slight fever, headache, runny nose and cough. A day or two later a rash begins, starting as small pink blotches but rapidly progressing to blisters which usually last three to four days before drying out and…
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iPads@home: Restricted mode for YouTube

Whilst at the College, we have enabled a “Restricted” mode for all of YouTube. This mode works in a similar way to Google SafeSearch, where restricted content is filtered out by YouTube; as a result there may be some changes to how you interact with YouTube. Please Note, Although filters constantly use powerful algorithms to work out, update and block inappropriate videos, on occasions inappropriate…
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Buddies Community Playgroup

We are delighted to announce that Redlands College is hosting Buddies Community Playgroup, commencing 19 August 2016. This community event will be held every Friday morning in M block at 9-10:30am during College term times, at the cost of $3 per family/visit. Redlands College families only are invited to attend a pilot session in M block on Friday 5 August, 9-10:30am. Our offical launch (open…
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Fete Coffee and Chat

Following Monday’s Fete meeting the committee requested an opportunity to speak with families regarding the 2017 fete. A special coffee and chat after Junior School Assembly on Monday 25 July will provide the committee with this opportunity. Parents are invited to attend and learn more about this upcoming event. When: Monday 25 July, 9:10- 10am. What: Fete coffee and chat. Where: M block, Performing Arts…
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Parent Access to the Learning Gateway

Dear Parents, For those that are new to the College or for those that need a refresher, the following information pertains to how to access the Redlands College Learning Gateway – http://learn.redlands.qld.edu.au. The Learning Gateway is a convenient location to access information relating to class-based learning at the College. Parents will be able to access the following for each of their children’s classes (Years 1 to 12): – subject information…
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Release dates for reports

Semester 1 reports will soon be emailed to family email accounts. Junior School reports will be emailed today. Middle and Senior School reports will be emailed Friday 22/7/16. To maximise the time available for students to learn, we conduct assessment as late as possible in the term. Teachers have been marking over the holidays. This week they have been finalising results and reports.

Fete and P&F Meeting

On Monday 18 July, the P&F will hold a Fete Meeting for expressions of interest from businesses at 5:30pm.  It will be in the upstairs library and supper will be provided (RSVP required for catering). After which the P&F General Meeting will follow at 7pm.  Enquiries: pandf@redlands.qld.edu.au Fete Business Interest