Parents and Families

General news for parents and families

The Secrets of Raising Well-behaved Kids

On Monday 17 August, the topic for discussion at the Junior School Coffee and Chat will be ‘The Secrets of Raising Well-behaved Kids’, a programme developed by Michael Grose. This discussion will follow Monday’s Assembly at 9:10am in M block’s Performing Aerts room. Over a few weeks we will discuss the following: How to get your kids to cooperate without telling them what to do….
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P & F Bush Dance

Redlands College Parents & Friends Association is delighted to invite families and friends of the college to the Bush Dance on Saturday 22nd August. Entry is free. The fun will commence at 5pm, with food available from 5.30pm.  Hot and cold food options will be available for sale, including a sausage sizzle and hot finger foods.  Soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be available too….
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Coming Soon: Queensland Core Skills Test

The Year 12 Queensland Core Skills test (QCS Test) is quickly approaching – Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of September.  Parents, you can help your son/daughter to prepare for this test! In order to succeed, students need to be able to think clearly and maintain attention for long spans of time.  Regular and appropriate sleep patterns, a balanced diet, and daily exercise are very important. …
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iPads@home: eSafety Information

The Australian Government’s Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner website: https://esafety.gov.au was created as a one-stop-shop for online safety, providing up-to-date information and resources. This new website provides Australian children, parents, carers and educators with information and advice about online safety. The Office also operates a complaints system so Australian children, young people and adults can report serious cyberbullying and illegal or offensive material found…
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Sickness and Influenza

We have been notified of a case of Influenza in Junior School. The following information is available on the Queensland Health website. Symptoms: ‘Symptoms usually appear 1–3 days after being infected. A person can spread flu to others 1–2 days before they become unwell and up to 5 days after symptoms develop. The symptoms of influenza can include: fever dry cough muscle and joint pain…
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Jumper and ‘Jamas Day now on Thursday

Jumper and ‘Jamas Day has been changed to Thursday 13 August, due to year 2 being on an excursion on Friday. Junior School children may wear their pyjamas (‘jamas) to school or a favourite jumper, instead of their school jumper, with their school uniform. Alternatively, they may wish to wear pyjamas and a favourite jumper! A gold coin donation on the day would be appreciated. This will…
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Head Lice Alert – Junior School

We have had reports of head lice in Year 3 Head lice are difficult to eradicate and will infest a person regardless of cleanliness.   The only way to eradicate them is by using a treatment supplied by a chemist. Washing will not remove head lice or eliminate them. Please check your child’s hair tonight and treat the hair if necessary.   If your child is found to…
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iPads@home: Find out more about the most popular Games, apps and social networking

From the 1st of July 2015, The Australian Government’s Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner website: https://esafety.gov.au was created as a one-stop-shop for online safety, providing up-to-date information and resources. This new website provides Australian children, parents, carers and educators with information and advice about online safety. The Office also operates a complaints system so Australian children, young people and adults can report serious cyberbullying…
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Coffee and Chat Video

A number of parents attended this morning’s Coffee and Chat regarding Year 5 2016. Mrs Kohlmannhuber explained reasons behind the decision and parents asked a range of important questions. Thank you to Julie Kater, Year 4 Class Convenor, for her suggestion that we record the Chat for parents who were unable to attend this meeting due to other commitments.  This recording is being edited and…
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IGA Presents Cheque

A representative from IGA Cleveland came to Junior School assembly today to present Redlands College with a cheque for $4,200 which is the amount that Redlands College has accrued so far as a beneficiary of the myIGA Card program.  The P & F Association have allocated these funds to be used towards new equipment for the Tuck Shop.  Thank you IGA Cleveland!   Please don’t forget that…
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