Getting started in Senior School

Getting started in Senior School2023-11-01T15:31:58+10:00

Welcome to Senior School at Redlands College.
We are excited to meet all our new students on their first day. There are some things to do to prepare, and information to read, which we have outlined below.

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Quick Checklist

Named all bags and items of clothing
Ordered the appropriate Book Pack
Read the relevant Parent Handbook
Read about our Technology @ Redlands
Download the parent College App
Installed an appropriate internet filter at home
Confirmed transport arrangements with the student
Submitted your Library membership application form through Redland City Library
Subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter
Connected with us via Facebook & Instagram


Sports Carnivals

  • Cross Country – Redlands College
  • Athletics Carnival – Redlands College
  • Swimming Carnival – Chandler Theatre Sleeman Sports



  • Year 10 Camp – Mapleton (Term 1)
  • Year 11 Camp – Tamborine (Term 2)


Senior School Awards Night

  • Chandler Theatre Sleeman Sports Complex (Term 4)
Technology Requirements

BYOD Minimum device specifications (10 – 12)
Physical Size: 13″ Screen size or larger
Processor: Intel Core i5
Storage: 256Gb SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 or macOS Big Sur (11.6)
Wireless Compatibility: 802.11ac
Battery Life: 6 to 8 hours minimum
Antivirus Software required

Click here for more information.


Open Hours
Monday to Friday from 7:45 am to 3:30 pm
Redlands College promotes healthy eating habits. The Tuckshop menu changes throughout the year, so please keep checking your family email for updates.
How to order?

Senior School students and parents can skip the queues and pre-order online from the main Canteen.

Through the same My Monitor System, Middle School students purchasing on campus can load cash onto their student card to pay. Students can also pay with EFTPOS or cash.

Senior School Timetable
8:00am - 8:20am Arrive at school
8:30am - 8:50amPastoral Care
8:53am - 9:43amPeriod 1
9:46am - 10:36amPeriod 2
10:36am - 11:01amFirst Break
11:04am - 11:45amPeriod 3
11:57am - 12:47pmPeriod 4
12:47pm - 1:29pmSecond Break
1:32pm - 2:22pmPeriod 5
2:25pm - 3:15pmPeriod 6
Student Transport

Students are not permitted to ride skateboards, scooters, rollerblades or other similar wheeled devices to, from or at the College.


Several bus routes serve the College. Bus services routes are finalised before the start of the school year, depending on demand and access. Routes and timetables are available from Public Reception and on the College website.

To request a seat on the bus, please fill out the form and email Ms Lisa Wilson, or hand into Public Reception.

Transport Options


Students riding bicycles to the College are expected to obey the relevant road rules. This includes the requirement to wear approved helmets. Students failing to do so may be required to walk home. Helmets are to be stored on the bag rack outside the classroom.

Students must walk with bicycles on the College grounds, and they must be stored in the racks provided. Bicycles must be locked in the racks during the day. The bike park area is out of bounds during the school day.

Train Service

The College is served by train along the Cleveland line and is about a 10-minute walk from the Wellington Point station.

Homework in Senior School

Generally, all Senior School teachers are expected to set homework. Homework will usually act as a revision of previous work, review of the day’s work, preparation for the next day’s classes or assessment items such as assignments. Teachers are expected to set work that is relevant and useful in helping the student to achieve to the best of their ability.

Students are expected to record all homework in either a paper or electronic diary. Parents may assist by encouraging students to develop study timetables, by providing a suitable place for the completion of homework, by showing an interest in the work done and by regularly encouraging the student in their work.

Positive encouragement will produce far more effective responses than nagging or chastising.

Planning is made easier by developing a timetable for all subjects for each week. When planning a timetable, remember that:-

  • Homework will vary between written and non-written work.
  • Generally speaking, all teachers will set some homework, though not all of the time.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all homework is recorded in “Reminders” on your iPad or paper diary.
  • Students are expected to include regular revision of daily work in their study and homework time. The statement: “I have nothing to do” is not the reality.

Students should include regular revision in their homework time. Homework is not just set written work but all work necessary to achieve a good result. Much of the time spent should be self-directed study.

There is no correct way to study. Students should experiment with different techniques until the one that works for them is found. It has been shown in studies that doing homework while watching television, listening to music and checking chat lines or social networking sites decreases productivity. Interactive computer media is a distraction during homework time, and a stronger study focus will be achieved if it is switched off.

Academic Tutoring

Academic tutoring is complimentary and is available on Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in College Heart.

Tutors are able to assist in all subject areas, and students are welcome to attend and leave at any time that’s convenient to them.


Open Hours
7:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday

7:30 am to 4:00 pm Friday

Redlands College students and families are encouraged to take advantage of or extensive collection by borrowing as frequently as they wish. A section specifically for parents is located opposite the circulation desk.

Library Website
Our Library Website provides a broad digital platform of support services. Please explore the website to find assignment help, the library catalogue, writing and research tips, access to databases, resources about great reads, literacy competitions, library events and much more.

Membership with Associated Libraries 
Membership of Redlands City Council Libraries allows the borrowing of physical resources and access to high-quality online resources such as databases, e-books, encyclopaedias, and reference material, as well as other recreation resources.

It is in the best interests of students in all year levels to have a current membership with Redlands City Libraries. 

The easiest way to gain membership is by applying through the college. You are still eligible for membership if you live outside of Redland City. Membership cards will be delivered to the classroom or Pastoral Care group.

Please email your application form to the Library or return it to Public Reception.

If you have queries or need any assistance, please contact the Library staff on 3286 0213 or via email.


The Uniform Shop is located to the right of Public Reception at the front of the College and is a one-stop-shop for all the College’s Uniforms, House Polos and Hair and Uniform Accessories.

For further information on ‘how to order’ and the price list, please click here

Book Orders

Parents can place book orders online directly through the College website using the link below and the school code: RED02

Click here to place your book order.

Book Order Instructions

The Community@Redlands is a group of College parents, friends, guardians and staff who work towards making our College a wonderful community through events and fundraising.

Community engagement with the College is facilitated through Community@Redlands. This structure involves the dual elements of a Principal’s Discussion Forum once per term and an annual Calendar of Events which identifies and enables opportunities for parents to be engaged in College events.

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers are appreciated in the Library by emailing Mrs Jane Peachey, in the Tuckshop by emailing Mrs Merice van der Merwe, and with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by emailing Mrs Rachel Tattersall.

Our beautiful Community@Redlands are always looking for parents, friends and guardians to join our supportive community. To find out more please email

Read the Volunteer Handbook for more information.

First Aid Centre

The Redlands College First Aid Centre is the provider of immediate first aid for sick or injured students and operates from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm each day. Parents are welcome to meet with the First Aid Centre attendants to provide documentation and discuss any health issues that might affect your child while at school.

If your child is unwell, please do not send them to school; it is better to keep them home until they are well enough to fully participate in a normal school day without the assistance of Paracetamol or Nurofen.

Students who become ill or are injured during the school day should report to a teacher to refer them to the First Aid Centre. From there, students will either return to class once treated, or a parent or listed emergency contact person will be notified of your child needs to go home. Children who present to the First Aid Centre with a temperature over 37.5 degrees will be sent home. Your child should be collected as soon as possible after you have been contacted by the College, as the First Aid Centre has the facilities to care for students on a short term basis only. Panadol may be administered to your child only after permission has been given by a parent/caregiver.

Parents may wish to refer to the QLD Health’s information sheet regarding medical conditions and exclusion from school, which we strictly adhere to, with the addition of immediate exclusion for headlice.

For further information, please refer to Wellbeing, as well as relevant Policies.

Fee Structure

Welcome to a wonderful year of growing and learning!

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