TIDINGS - Term 3 Week 7 . 2023


We are getting very excited about next week… 30 strong years and many more to come.

Birthdays are funny things aren’t they. Ask a 7-year-old about their birthday and the eyes light up, ask an impending 70-year-old and their eyes glaze over! They are the kind of milestones that are either filled with a sense of achievement, fulfilment and future hopes or mischance, regret, and foreboding. Sometimes both.

As Shakespeare says though, ‘Aye, there’s the rub!’ Life is filled with these contradictions, and it is these contradictions that often make it so special. Life is not always easy, not always hard, not always fun, not always boring, not always hopeful, not always despondent. But it is always abundant. There is always so much going on. There is always an abundance of something: growth, learning, stumbling, overcoming, tears, joy, sadness, love, hope, the list could go on. It is like King Solomon writes in his ‘memoirs’ in Ecclesiastes 3 if you will:

A Time for Everything 

For everything there is a season,

a time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.

A time to plant and a time to harvest.

A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to cry and a time to laugh.

A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

A time to search and a time to quit searching.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend.

A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate.

A time for war and a time for peace.

What do people really get for all their hard work? I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time…

And the more birthdays I have, the more I am convinced he is right. You see, I believe it when Jesus says that he came to us so we could not just have an abundant life, but a more abundant life (John 10:10). I love the idea of more abundance! However, he also warned that life is full of moments where adversaries and adversity can steal this, so we must be intentional to live in the abundance through His love for us and our love for others.

Therefore, regardless of the feelings we may have though, birthdays must be a special part of life. They are the dedicated moments we must make time for to celebrate the invaluable beauty of the person, their unique impact and their powerful journey. We must celebrate; our love for them, their beautiful impact and the wonderful abundance of life that it represents.

This is what we desire for our student to learn and grow in at RCC. We believe that the educational opportunities give our kids the ability to embrace all their learning moments on their journey. Tearing down or building up, planting or harvesting, quiet or busy, we want to enable our students to hold each moment as a precious gift and make the most of it.

This life is short, we can’t let it be stolen by the fake promises of fortune and success. Our students, us too, must live in this abundance we get from God when we realise that our identity lies in him and therefore, we have a purpose that goes beyond the now and a hope that sustains us. When our kids live in this, when we live from this, in these truths, we endure, and no one can steal or destroy the gift of life given to us.

So, let’s celebrate! Join with us as we make time to recognise the abundance and the beauty of RCC’s journey, and while you are at it, why not celebrate and be thankful for yours too…

Good Tidings,



Only One Week to Go!!!!

Our prayer is that our community will join together to celebrate God's faithfulness to our school over the last 30 years next Friday. 

You are invited to the Thanksgiving Assembly at 9am which will include student performances and special visitors.  Please sign in at the office on arrival.

The evening family fun celebrations will kick off from 4pm.  Don't forget to purchase your unlimited ride tickets from the School Office to avoid the queues. 

We are still in need of volunteers to help run the planned stalls and activities on the night.  If you are able to help we would appreciate you signing up as soon as possible to help the committee with planning.  Please follow this link or email

Another way to assist with the celebrations is to bake donations for our cake stall.  Please deliver baked goods, packaged and labelled with ingredients to the School Office on Thursday or Friday.

Check out our Facebook page for more updates during the week. 

We are excited about celebrating this special milestone with our community! Hope to see you there......

McGrath Carpentry Solutions Silent Disco

Thank you to McGrath Carpentry Solutions for sponsoring the Silent Disco at our 30th Birthday Celebrations. The disco is included in the unlimited ride ticket price and there will be the choice of two channels of music for our children to groove to at safe sound levels!

Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors!


Operation Christmas Child

Dear RCC community.

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, God’s gift of his Son to us. Some of us are lucky to receive gifts during this season, and some of us get to experience the joy of giving. 

An organisation called the Samaritan’s Purse takes the tradition of gift-giving at Christmas to another level, they deliver joy through gifts to children in need, around the world. Furthermore, they deliver hope by presenting the children with the opportunity to learn about Jesus. A quote from the Samaritan’s Purse website states, “The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

We invite the RCC community to become involved in Operation Christmas Child 2023. 

The are three ways you can be a part of this are;

  1. Those families who would love to fill a box for a child can collect a box from the school office, or use a shoe box they have at home, and fill it with items using the guidelines on the Samaritan’s Purse Website.
  2. You can bring in individual items, we will have a box in the office to collect these and then we can make up boxes at school from the donations.
  3. You can donate towards the processing and postage of the boxes. Each box costs $12.50 to send overseas. 

We ask that all boxes, items and donations be submitted by the end of Term Three. After sorting these, we will inform the RCC community of the areas we may need a little more help, for example, there may be postage fees needing to be paid, or more pencils required. As a community though, I am sure we can bless many children. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me via the office if you have any questions.

God Bless.

Leonie Bulmer


30th Birthday Celebration -  Fri 15 September 2023

Thanksgiving Assembly 9:00am in the MPC.

Family Fun Celebrations 4pm - 8.30pm in the school grounds.



Mondays at 2pm. 


Thursday 14 September  2.30pm – 3.00pm

Coffee (or tea!) and Chat in the Garden (Parents and Guardians Welcome)



Friday 22 September

Tuesday 10 October

RCC Prayer Group

Too Busy To Pray?

Martin Luther was one busy fellow. He wrote many catechisms, thesis, started a reformation, wrote hymns, and translated Scriptures. Amidst all this, he proclaimed "I have so much to do today that I'm going to need to spend three hours in prayer in order to be able to get it all done".  

Parents and friends of RCC are invited to gather for prayer each Monday at 2pm.  This will be an opportunity to intercede for our children, teachers, staff, and wider school community together as followers of Jesus.  All welcome!

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16


Thursday 14 September 2023 2.30pm

Members of the RCC Community are invited to gather together in our community garden each fortnight for coffee (or tea!) and a chat – we provide the coffee, you provide the chat. All Welcome!!


Chess Competition

Last week our chess players joined over 100 other students from schools in our local area for an awesome day of competition. They played some excellent games and our RCC1 team made up of Trey, Anthony, Javiea and Arshveer were able to walk away with third place overall so a huge congratulations to them!

Water Walk Challenge

Last Friday Year 8 took part in a water walk challenge as part of their Geography studies. They simulated the situation that many people in the world face of having to carry 20 litres of water for over a kilometre. The students worked in groups to transport their water in different containers and had to overcome some challenges on the way.



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