Getting started in Senior School

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
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

Senior School Afternoon Tea & Sausage Sizzle Cancelled

Friday 21 January 2022 @ 2:00pm  Cancelled(College Heart) Senior School students commencing in Years 10-12 are invited to an afternoon tea and to meet some of the students at Redlands College. The dress is casual. Students are to be dropped off and picked up at the front of the College. They will be escorted to College Heart.

“We’re all enriched by meeting new friends and sharing our experiences with each other”.

Please notify Ms Jackie Bertram if you are attending and if you have any food allergies.

The first day of school

Starting date is Monday 24 January 2022.

What to wear? Please note: ties will be provided to all Year 10 students on the first day.
Our Commencement Service will be held on the first day of school. Please wear:

Boys: Formal Uniform, including school blazer, trousers and tie; Year 10 blazer not required.

Girls: Formal Uniform including school blazer; Year 10 blazer not required.

It is optional for boys to wear their school tie with their formal uniform in Term 1 (full formal uniform for designated events is compulsory). Long pants must be worn if boys are wearing ties.

Where to meet? -College Heart from 8:00am (map).
New Year 10 students – Will met the Dean of Year 10,
New Year 11 students – Will met the Dean of Year 11,
New Year 12 students – Will met the Dean of Year 12,

What to bring?
Students are to bring an iPad/laptop, notebook and pen/pencil.

Senior School students do not need to bring all their books on the first day. Students will be issued their timetable on the first day.

Events
  • Swimming Carnival  – Sleeman Sports Complex
  • Cross Country – Redlands College
  • Athletics Carnival – Redlands College

Camps

  • Year 10 Camp – Mapleton
  • Year 11 Camp – Tamborine
Technology Requirements

BYOD Minimum device specifications (10 – 12)
Physical Size: 13″ Screen size or larger
Processor: Intel Core i5
RAM: 8GB
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.

Tuckshop

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?

Middle 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
TimeActivity
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.

Buses

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 below and email Ms Lisa Wilson, or hand into Public Reception.

Bus Application Form

Bicycles

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.

Library

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

7:30 am to 4:00 pm Friday

Services
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.

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

Uniforms

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.

information about Back to School Appointments

Commencement Uniform for Senior School

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.

Booklist Instructions

Year 11 2022 Booklist Instructions
Year 11 2022 Booklist Form

Year 12 2022 Booklist Instructions
Year 12 2022 Booklist Form

Community@Redlands

Parent 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 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, by emailing Mrs Rachel Tattersall.

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.

2022 Fee Structure

We value affordable, quality, Christ-centred education, which is why our fees are inclusive of compulsory camps and excursions, most sport choices and Student Accident Insurance (24/7 Insurance – Caring for our students anywhere, anytime).

Year LevelPer TermPer Year
Prep$1780$7120
Years 1-5$1730$6920
Years 6-7$2075$8300
Years 8-9$2285$9140
Years 10-12$2405$9620

Family Discounts

Eldest StudentFull Fee
Second Student-17.5%
Third Student-35%
Fourth Student-50%
Fifth & Subsequent Students-90%

Conditions

  1. Tuition fees are inclusive of all curriculum-related costs, most sport choices and Student Accident Insurance (24/7 Insurance – Caring for students anywhere, anytime).
  2. A discount of 2.5 % will apply to annual fees paid in full by the end of January.
  3. Alternatively, our accounts department will calculate a suitable weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan to settle fees over the year.
  4. Failure to settle fees by the due date, and unless there is a prior agreement (preferably a Bpay arrangement), the student’s enrolment may be reviewed.

Notes:

  1. Non-compulsory activities, some sport choices, stationery supplies, bus travel and uniform shop purchases are levied separately.
  2. Voluntary contributions to the Building Fund and Bursary Fund are tax-deductible.
  3. The College makes iPads available to each student from Prep to Year 4. Parents of students in Years 5 to 9 are required to supply an iPad to support learning at school and home. Students in Years 10 to 12 have the option of bringing their own device.
  4. For further information regarding the iPad program, please visit click here.

Welcome to a wonderful year of growing and learning!

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