Community @ Redlands

Parents | Students | Staff … building community together!

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.

The aim of Community@Redlands is to:
  • Maximise cooperation and communication between the College and parents
  • Facilitate parent involvement in College events and activities
  • Provide a forum for discussion on College initiatives, strategies, and community engagement
  • Identify parent gifts, talents, abilities and services which may support and enhance the learning journey for students at Redlands College
  • Facilitate parent participation in both fundraising and friend-raising for College initiatives.
2021 Community@Redlands Annual Calendar:
DateEventCollege Staff MemberParent Organiser
Term 1
FebruaryYear 12 Girls High TeaLucy Murphy
Term 2
MayAll Choirs Concert Marinda Brister
7 MayMother’s Day StallNerida Lopez
NAPLAN BreakfastsNAPLAN breakfasts
27 - 29 May College MusicalMarinda Brister
Term 3
AugustConcert in the CathedralMarinda Brister
28 AugustFUSIONPeter Handsworth
3 SeptemberFather’s Day StallGlen Bean
Term 4
29 OctoberWorld Teacher’s DayGlen Bean
October/NovemberLibrary Book FairJane Peachey
Ongoing Community Events
GroupStaff LiaisonParents Organiser
Class ConvenorsNerida LopezBec Hemelaar
Freeze it ForwardBarb FarleyJenni Holz
Prayer Support GroupKat KerridgeSimone Curran
Parent Reading ClubJane Peachey
Library VolunteersJane Peachey
Tuckshop VolunteersMerice van der Merwe
Junior School Classroom VolunteersNerida Lopez

Volunteer Position Description - Parent Organiser

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Principal’s Discussion Forum

Principal’s Forums will be held four times each year. These forums will be open to all parents of the College and will provide a regular point of engagement between the Principal and College parents, enable strategic updates to be presented and feedback to be received on community engagement events at the College. If you are unable to attend a Forum but wish to put forward a suggestion or provide feedback on an event, please email gbean@redlands.qld.edu.au.  Following is the next

Principal’s Forum date:

Term 1

Thursday 4 March at 8:30 am. Meet at the Cafe enterence.

Term 2

20 April 5:30pm

Term 3

28 July 2:00pm.  Meet at the cafe entrance.

Term 4

19 October 8:30am.  Meet at the cafe entrance.

Keeping Up To Date:

Our newsletter is the best way to keep up with what’s happening at Redlands College. You can see the posts via the website homepage or News page, and by subscribing, the news posts for each week are gathered and emailed to you as a newsletter each Friday.  Subscribe now!

You can also connect with us on Facebook or Instagram. Our Facebook pages are where you’ll see plenty of photos and information. We have specific Facebook pages for Outdoor Education, Alumni, Careers, Sport, The Arts and Science at Redlands College!

Further opportunities to connect with us:

Friday Prayer Group: Please join us as we meet together every Friday morning to pray for our school. People arrive from 8:00 am onwards, and stay as time allows… We would love you to come along!

Shelf Indulgence Book Clubs:These are book clubs for real people with real lives! Read whatever you like. Share about what you have been reading – fiction, non-fiction, bios, magazines, graphic novels – anything! Give your honest opinions. Savour and gather a wide variety of recommendations.
Come and enjoy time together whether you have finished your book or not.
Parents, Staff and Alumni all welcome.
Weeks 4 & 8 each term.
Monday, 2 – 3 pm – Library (Why not have a coffee at Revive Cafe beforehand?)
or
Thursday, 7 pm – until we’re done (around 8.30) – Tanja’s Cafe, Main Road, Wellington Point
Register your interest using a form. Monday 2 – 3 pm form | Thursday 7 pm form

For information on the venue, contact Jane Peachey jpeachey@redlands.qld.edu

Volunteer at the Redlands College Library: Our College has a very busy Library and as such we can always use help from our parents. If you have a little spare time, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Even half an hour can sometimes mean a lot to us. Jobs you can help with include: re-shelving; book covering; stamping and end processing of resources; repairing; labelling; dusting shelves and many other odd jobs that come up from time to time. If you can help, just come in and see any of the Library staff and arrange a time or phone us on 3286 0215 or 3286 0213 between 8 am and 4 pm.

Volunteer at the Tuckshop: We always appreciate extra volunteers to help out at the tuckshop, if you are able to help please contact our Tuckshop staff on 3286 0222 to be placed on the roster. Roster updates are available directly from the friendly Tuckshop staff.

Performance Music Supporters’ Group: Redlands College Performance Music activities are made possible by a dedicated support group of parents, who provide catering and other support at events. For more information about volunteering to help at Performance Music concerts and events, please email: events@redlands.qld.edu.au.

Junior School Classroom Volunteer: Existing parents can volunteer in the Junior School Classrooms.  See the EA to the Head of Junior School to register.

Buddies Community Playgroup: Meeting on Friday mornings in M Block from 9:00am to 10:30am. A fun and friendly place to play, chat and make a new buddy.  A weekly, 90 minute session for parents/carers and children aged birth-5 years. For more information, check out the Facebook page.

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