Parents and Families

General news for parents and families

Seeking Community Representatives for QCS Test

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) employs community members to observe implementation of the Queensland Core Skills Test. We invite members of the Redlands College community to apply for three positions: two chief community representatives and one community representative. These are paid positions: $542.85 for chief community representatives, $303.80 for community representatives. Payments are made on completion of all activities. The main responsibility of…
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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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Parent Presentation: iPads@Home- iPad Tricks and tips

On Monday, 14/3/2016, Dale Lopez (ICT in Learning Coordinator),  hosted a parent ICT in Learning presentation. The purpose of the presentation was to provide parents / carers with an overview of the following: iPads@home: Helpful hints, advice and suggestions for parents / carers Online Safety/eSafety: Getting the most out of your time online while staying safe. The Learning Gateway: Connecting teachers, students and parents of the College…
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P&F Disco

Thank you to everyone who attended the Disco on Friday night!  A fantastic night of dancing and singing was had by all!  We especially would like to thank the Tuckshop and Voc Ed Coffee Club, and all the willing volunteers who made the night a success! A big thanks to Kath and Michael from Educare on Anson for donating the wonderful prizes.  Look out for…
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Junior School Crazy Hair Day

On Friday 18 March the Junior School will be supporting the Koala Foundation. The Junior School Council would love to raise enough money to ‘adopt a koala’. Information regarding this may be accessed on the following website: www.savethekoala.com/adopt-a-koala/adults Crazy hairstyles, hair accessories or wigs may be worn. Alternatively hair may be temporarily coloured on this day. Parents are asked to ensure that any changes to…
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Junior School Coffee and Chat

Following Assembly on Monday 7 March Mr Peter Handsworth, Head of Performance Music, will speak on the topic of Children and Music. Music education begins in the home, where the support and values of parents are paramount. Music educators rely on strong partnerships between home and school. Mr Handsworth will suggest ways in which this partnership may be strengthened. Parents are invited to attend, enjoy…
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Junior School Coffee and Chat

Following Assembly on Monday 29 February Mrs Farley will speak on the topic of Circle Solutions and how she uses this approach with the children in Junior School. Circle Solutions is a framework used to develop social/ emotional skills through games and conversations. Parents are invited to attend, enjoy light refreshments and participate in discussions. Venue: Performing Arts room , M block Time: 9:10-10am

Chickenpox Alert

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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