Parents and Families

General news for parents and families

Operation Christmas Child

In Term 3, the Junior School will be participating in the Operation Christmas Child project, which involves filling shoeboxes with gifts to be distributed by Samaritan’s Purse to needy children in Australia and around the world for Christmas. This is an exciting and valuable opportunity for us to put into practice many of the lessons we have been learning on assembly about gratitude, respect for…
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Update from Extend Before and After School Care

Over the past week we saw the children engaging in Watercolour Painting, Drawing with Oil Pastels, Making Mexican Ornaments, Creating some Fashion Designs, Making a Fabric Collage, Exploring Rocks and making Parachutes.  We discussed the topic of “Where does our food comes from?”. The children really enjoyed the Science Experiment “Does an Orange sink or float?. The children repeated some of these activities throughout the week.  The…
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iPads@home: Managing Storage Space

In todays world we can utilise a lot of media rich technology. The storage space on your iPad can therefore decrease rapidly. The iPad comes in four sizes. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 124GB. Using an iPad at the College can be done with the 16GB model, but this does require working with the technology a little differently to what you may be used to. The following…
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ICT in Learning: Rapid Download Professional Teacher Learning Session: Term 2, 2015

Rapid Download Professional Teacher Learning Sessions comprise of three or four, 20-minute presentations by teachers, students and/or educational experts sharing and showcasing innovative practice and how the use of ICT can facilitate, enhance and transform teaching and learning. On Tuesday 9th of June we ran our seventh Rapid Download session.  We had 5 presenters cover topics including: Lyndal Murphy- YouTube GarageBand Tutorial Series  Lyndal showcased…
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Invitation for 2014 Graduates to Join 2015 Mission Team

  The inaugural Redlands College Mission Trip to Uganda is scheduled for December this year. Whilst we have sufficient members to be an effective team, a limited number of places are still available. If you graduated in 2014 and would be interested in participating in this trip, please contact Mrs Glen Bean – for more information. In Uganda the mission team will be involved in a…
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Cookie Dough Collection

Just a reminder that the Billy G’s Cookie Dough will be ready for collection on TUESDAY 9 JUNE. When:  after 2:30pm Where: outside Student Reception As this is a frozen product, please make arrangements to collect your cookie dough on Tuesday afternoon.  We do not have sufficient freezer space to store tubs of dough. Thank you very much to all those families who supported our…
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Twilight Coffee and Chat

On Monday 15 June, commencing at 6:30pm, Mrs Farley will continue the presentation regarding Sibling Rivalry. This session will have a focus on Family Meetings: the why, how, and what! Please come along and join in the discussions, even if you didn’t attend the previous one. The presentation will be held in M block’s Performing Arts Room. Refreshments will be available.

EXTEND – Holiday Program

We have heaps of fun activities planned these school holidays and we can’t wait for you to attend! Activities include a range of arts and crafts, sports, team games, science, cooking, and much more. To check out what’s on visit our website at and book via the Parent Portal. Book by Friday 12 June to avoid a late fee. Winter 2015 VAC RLC Winter…
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Update From Extend Before and After School Care

Over the past week the children learnt about the pomegranate fruit, some children tested it and liked it. They also made Silhouette hangings, kitty photo frames and they made some Animal Farm Bookmarks. They drew pictures they could remember from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Story after reading it to them and put the story together using their pictures. The children also made Pop-up cards and…
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P&F Meeting

The next P&F meeting will be held in the P&F room in M Block on Monday June 15, commencing at 7.30pm. All parents are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. The P&F Committee will supply tea and coffee. For further details, you may contact Kylie Farr      

Hot Chocolate

As our priority is student welfare we wish to prevent accidents. Currently we have concerns in relation to the safety of Junior School children with hot drinks, such as the hot chocolate available from the Tuck Shop. The Tuck Shop ladies have trialled filling two thirds of the drinking cup with hot chocolate and the final third with cold milk but it is still at…
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