TIDINGS - Term 1 Week 9 . 2024

Chaplain's Easter Alive Reflections

Good day RCC community! I hope you are doing well and have had a great week in preparation for the long Easter weekend. At RCC for Easter Alive we have been running chapels every single day, with guest speaker Kevin Stickl (my dad). I will be giving a brief recap of each message he has shared this week. The theme for this year's Easter alive was “It is for freedom we have been set free”.

Monday: On Monday, Kevin shared that God had created us for relationship with him, and that it was a deep and intimate relationship between humanity and God. (Genesis 1:26-28; Ephesians 3:18)

Tuesday: The main point of the message on Tuesday was that, because of humanities choice to define good and evil for themselves, therefore allowing sin to enter into the world, there became a divide between humanity and God because of sin. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)

Wednesday: Kevin's main theme was that God loved each of us so personally, that He sent the ultimate sacrifice in the person of Jesus. Jesus came to earth and showed humanity how much He loved them by being a selfless servant, serving others on earth, but ultimately going on to become the sacrificial lamb on the cross, so that we may now have a relationship with God. (John 15:13; John 1:29; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

Thursday: For the final day of RCC’s Easter Alive service, Kevin presented that everyone in the world has a choice to make. They have the decision whether to accept Jesus’ sacrifice for themselves, so they are able to have a relationship with God, which leads to life in relationship with a good Heavenly Father who loves his children. (John 1:12; Matthew 28:18-20).

It’s been an incredible privilege being able to prepare for Easter Alive with the RCC team and have Kevin as a guest speaker. I’ll be praying for everyone that over the weekend that we will all be able to stop and reflect upon how deep, wide, long and high the Father’s love is for all of us, which He showed by sending His own Son down to die so that we could have a relationship with Him.



Matthias Stickl


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Tuesday 2 April


Student Progress Meetings 4 & 9 April 2024 3.10-7pm

Bookings Essential - please contact the School Office.


School Photos Thursday 11 April


Cross Country Carnival Friday 12 April



Mondays at 2pm. 



Friday 12 April 2024


Tuesday 30 April 2024

Term 2 After School Tech Club Years 3-6

2024 ANZAC Day Youth Ambassadors

The Ballina RSL Sub-Branch and RSL Club are searching for students in Years 3 to 12 who are committed to representing the youth of Ballina Shire during our local ANZAC Day Commemorations.

They are looking for Youth Ambassadors to play key roles in their 2024 ANZAC Day events including participating in the:

* March down River Street

* Commemoration Service at Memorial Park

* Official luncheon with the veterans

Plus, there are other great prizes to be won! 

See the attached document for more details.



Grace Brown Music Tutor

Grace is a 26 y/o local performing musician and songwriter with over 7 years of tutoring experience across a wide range of genres, abilities and demographics. She has 2 years of experience working as a support for NDIS and has used music as a support and learning tool for children with disabilities. She holds a Bachelor of Music (JMC Academy Sydney 2017) and tutors vocals (all levels), guitar (electric, acoustic, beginner-intermediate), ukulele and keys (beginner). Additionally, Grace has completed a graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and is in her final year of her Master of Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Therapy Brisbane). She is incredibly passionate about pairing her knowledge of music with psychotherapy, where appropriate and wanted, to improve creative confidence and self-expression. She is available on Wednesdays 10am - 2.30pm for tutor sessions at School.  Please contact Grace on 0435 129 675 for more details.

Hampers of Hope

Thank you to the school community for your generous donations to the Hampers of Hope that were presented to Ps Pastor Nunez from the Uniting Church in Ballina at the Easter Alive chapel today.  We pray they will be a blessing and expression of the love of God to those who received them. Congratulations to Fenwick for donating 186 items.  


Easter Alive!

We have been blessed each morning  Monday to Wednesday and this afternoon at our Easter Alive Chapels as our students have sung, played, danced, read and prayed and been challenged by messages from Kevin Stickl, Director of YWAM Byron. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free!

Lions Region Final of Youth of the Year

Last weekend our College Captain, Samuel Simmons, competed at the Region Final of Youth of the Year. Samuel won both Best Public Speaker and Overall Winner. Samuel will now compete in District Finals in QLD. Congratulations Sam!

Gideons Visit

We enjoyed having Phil from Gideons visit our Middle School Chapel last week and present each Year 7 student with their very own copy of a Gideons Bible!



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 Fun Days with Wendy

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