TIDINGS - Term 4 Week 5 . 2023

Every new beginning is some other beginning’s end… Closing Time, by Semisonic

Ah, the deep and profound philosophical truths that came to us through the grunge-rock scene of the late 90s. Where would we be without it! It goes hand in hand with Greek philosopher, Heraclitus’s idea that ‘change is the only constant in life’.

Whilst both statements profoundly speak of the inevitability of change, at the same time they hint toward the life and hope that can come with these moments. Why is it then, that we often spend our time trying to avoid the end of something or resist change?

Speak to Year 6 graduates right now as one part of their schooling journey ends and the next begins, question parents on the endless change of their teens, or look deep into the nervous eyes of the HSC graduates as it dawns on them that they are moving from no responsibility to all of it and I think you will get similar responses. All of their answers will express an overwhelm of emotions encompassing both hope to trepidation in the face of their endings and new beginnings.

We know our kids must go through this though; change and growth and endings and beginnings are inevitable. Experience also tells us that it is most often in these times that we grow most and develop foundations that help us to flourish.

So rather than seek to avoid or delay, the better response must prepare our students to embrace the hope and potential that is embedded in the constancy of change?

As yet another year draws to a close and change looms large for many in many different ways, we must take the time to be very intentional about how we approach change. We must continue to intentionally build foundations and frameworks through our modelling of approaches and educational opportunities that provide students, no matter their age, with the capacity to navigate the constantly changing landscapes.

The Bible suggests that the hope our students get from knowing who they are in Christ is like an anchor for their souls (Hebrews 6:19) providing them with a stability to approach whatever storm life throws their way. It also encourages them to hold fast to the word of life so that they can shine their light into the world (Philippians 2:15).

Continually pointing our students back to foundations of identity and purpose that reach far beyond their immediate world allows them to navigate life from a secure place they know as the one thing that will not change, namely, who God has made them to be and how He loves them and will never leave them (Matthew 28:20) on their journey.

I pray that, as a community, we take every opportunity, in and out of classrooms or the home, to point our students to God’s truths. That we enable our kids to make the most of each new beginning and end; to change direction or stay the course so they can see clearly and navigate change in a way that brings life and hope to themselves and those around them.



Identity. Purpose. Hope. Beans For Sale

If you missed out on getting your 30th Birthday beans at our celebrations, we are selling them for $5 a set through the School Office!


RCC's Got Talent Finals Show

Friday 24 November @ 1.30pm



Mondays at 2pm. 



Thursday 7 December 2023


Tuesday 30 January 2024


Year 12 Formal

Last week our Year 12 graduates completed their educational journey with RCC as we celebrated their formal with friends, family and staff at Summerland Farm. Go well Year 12 with our continued prayers and blessing!

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Stage 3 Capital City Historic Adventure Camp

Callum, from Year 11, competed at the State CSSA Open Boys Tennis Championships in Sydney!



Racecourse Café provides a lunch canteen Monday to Friday.

Bring your orders into the School Office before school or by 10.30am.

Please write the name and order on a bag or envelope and enclose the exact money. 

Note: No Change will be given as orders go straight to the Racecourse Café. 


Football Fundays with Wendy

Free Uniform Repair Cafe

2nd December 2023  :  9am-noon

108 Wardell Road Alstonville (Alstonville Baptist Church)

Bring your uniforms that need repairing and we will do our best.

(Zippers may be too tricky to replace at this event, apologies in advance)

Free hot drinks while you wait.

Even if you don't need the uniform we are happy to fix them and donate them to a local Op Shop for resale at a low cost for other families.

Dinner is Served

Dinner is Served would like to help support our school community. As parents ourselves we know how busy it is with work, after-school activities, and everything else and our take-home meals are perfect for easing the load during the week (or having a night off at the weekend!). We’ve created a discount code for the Richmond Christian College community which is RCC15. This will give anyone who uses it a 15% discount and free delivery on their first order placed online

Shilpi Karner

Director & Event Manager

0431 436 138