Parents and Families

General news for parents and families

myIGA Card Program

IGA Cleveland has included Redlands College on their list of beneficiaries for the myIGA Card Program.  If you don’t already have a myIGA Card, pick one up next time you are in the store and when you register it online, tick Redlands College as your community group you wish to support and for your points to accrue to. Then, every time you shop in the…
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MOOVE Music Festival

The MOOVE Music Festival is being held on 30 May at Lake Theatre (home of The Moogerah Passion Play), Living Water Road, Lake Moogerah. (www.moovemusicfestival.com.au and www.facebook.com/ moovemusicfestival for details.) Starring some of the best youth bands in Australia, the event starts at 12 noon and finishes at 8.00pm, with a “chill time” until 10p.m.  Music will be almost continuous, but there will also be a top speaker. From…
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Junior School Parent Coffee & Chat – Monday 4 May

Come along to our Coffee & Chat session in the Performing Arts Room straight after Junior School Assembly.  We will be discussing “SIBLING RIVALRY”, watching some snippets from Michael Grose’s DVD and sharing our thoughts and ideas.  This is a great opportunity to meet others, support one another and share our journeys together. When: Monday 4 May Time: After Junior School Assembly  (approx. 9:15 –…
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Growth Mindset and Effort

Last Term the Junior School teachers focussed on introducing the word ‘Yet’ to support student learning and encourage a growth mindset. Students began to talk about learning rather than ,”I can’t do it!” This Term we are introducing a greater range of phrases relevant to the effective effort that a learner applies. Parents may be interested to know the phrases we will be using: I…
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Junior School Music

Dr Nell Dachs is eager to get to know parents of Junior School children and explain what the children are learning in the Music programme. As part of this initiative she would like to encourage parents to contact her should they wish to attend Music lessons, a suitable time may then be negotiated. Dr Dachs may be contacted by email: ndachs@redlands.qld.edu.au or by phoning 3286 0222…
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Growth Mindset Book Club

Parents who are interested in reading and discussing the book ‘Mindset. How You Can Fulfil Your Potential’ by Dr Carol S Dweck are invited to Tuesday’s inaugural bookclub. Mrs Anne Luthy will be facilitating the discussion. What: Growth Mindset Book Club Where: M block Performing Arts room When: Tuesday 28 April at 2pm.

Orders for Scholastic Book Club – Use up your vouchers

Order forms for the next Scholastic Book Club order have been placed in teachers’ pigeonholes ready for distribution. This is the last time we will use Scholastic Book Club this year. We will be trialing a new Australian company called Redgum from next term. They take orders once a term. If you have vouchers from previous orders here are your options for use: – Use…
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Update From Extend Before and After School Care

Last week the children had the opportunity to observe white flowers changing to colour flowers. They were very impressed!! They also created little monsters; they made Japanese Carp Kites; did painting; pompoms and explored a variety of dolls from different countries, giving us the opportunity to talk about differences and similarities in people around the world. Basketball, Tennis and Cricket were some of the active…
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iPads@home: Online Safety Resources

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and the internet are important tools for study and life. At Redlands College we aim to gradually introduce students to the internet and ICT so they can develop the relevant skills while also learning to be responsible digital citizens. Parents also play an important role in helping children have safe and positive experiences with ICT. The iPads@home and Online Safety sections on the Redlands College…
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Junior School Morning and Twilight Coffee and Chats

Parents are invited to Monday morning’s Coffee and Chat. We will be talking about Sibling Rivalry, a topic requested by parents last term. We know we have many parents in our community with excellent strategies for dealing with this and we would love you to share those strategies with others. Please come along, enjoy a tea, coffee or hot chocolate and contribute to our time…
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Mother’s Day Stall

Date: Friday 8th of May Location: Courtyard behind Administration Prices: Range from $1 – $10 Time: Junior school students will have an opportunity to shop at an allocated time with their teacher during the day.  Middle and Senior school students may shop before school from 8am and during break times. Parent Volunteers: Required for each of the 3 time slots (8am-10am, 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm). Parents…
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Extend Update

Update From Extend Before and After School Care In the past two weeks of School Holidays, the children attending Vacation Care participated in a range of very enjoyable experiences such as Science experiments, Easter activities, Excursions (Bowling and Bounce), Cooking, Slumber party (we wore our Pyjamas), balloon games, 3D Canvas, lots of physical activities and much more; it gave us the opportunity to get to…
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