TIDINGS - Term 2 Week 3 . 2023

We have not stopped praying for you….

Hey everyone! We wanted to share with you a new initiative we have begun at RCC to support our Stage 6 students and hopefully to encourage you also as members of our community to support and pray for them as they navigate their HSC.

As you know, HSC is a unique and amazing time, but it can also be stressful. So, to provide prayer, support and encouragement, our Chappy, T, has decided to run a pancake breakfast and Bible study every Friday for our HSC class. The meeting not only includes unbelievable food and fellowship but the study of the book of Colossians.

We are into the second week, and we wanted to share what the Stage 6 students are learning with our community, because we believe it is important for everyone to hear. The first week was an overview of the book of Colossians, encouraging students to understand it through the lens of Paul’s intention to encourage the Colossian church to not dilute the Truths of Jesus based on personal opinion or the cultures of the times, as they are all we need to have fullness of life.

Paul encourages the Colossians to apply God’s truth to their lives and not let the circumstances overwhelm them. It is our hope to use this time to encourage our students to understand that the same Truth holds for them in this time. God is enough to get them through and we should love people like he loves us.

This week, we looked at Paul’s earnest prayer for the Colossians, “So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual understanding.” His prayer is for them to understand God’s will for them and to live in it so they can flourish.

T then shared how he has often contemplated how he has had different seasons where he has been good at praying for his friends and seasons where he has not been as good. He shared how he was convicted by Paul's words that, “We have not stopped praying for you.”

I am sure it is a little hyperbolic, but still the point is clear and Jesus said it first when he challenged his disciples to “love their neighbor as ourselves” (Mark 12:31) and “love our enemies, and to pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44).

T then asked the class to consider how often they ask God for His help for themselves, their friends and those they may not always be friendly with.

The challenge also lands on us. How often are we praying for our friends and family or anybody for that matter, that they would not only have a complete understanding of God’s will but be able to live in the fullness of this to make the most of the opportunities He is giving them.

At RCC we believe that prayer, that is walking and talking with God about Him, us, others and this life, is so important that that is how we start each and every school day and why a dedicated group meets at school each Monday to pray.  Please join us in praying for our students, our school, our community, our nation and world.  God is listening.

T  - Matthias Stickl (School Chaplain) and Mr Simmo (School Principal) 



Wednesday 17 May


Wednesday 24 May

(Sibling forms available at the school office)


Wednesday 24 May @11am for PK - Year 4


Wednesday 24 May



Mondays at 2pm. 


Thursday 18 May  2.30pm – 3.00pm

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



Friday 30 June


Monday 24 July

RCC Prayer Group

Too Busy Not 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 18 May 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!!


State CIS 15yrs & Under AFL trials

Congratulations to Harry who competed at the State CIS 15yrs & Under trials in Sydney today. Out of 140 competitors, Harry made the top 36 and was successful in making the possibles and probables and narrowly missed out on selection!

CIS State Secondary Touch Football

Weel done to Matt, Leon, Shaylee & Olivia who competed at the CIS State Secondary Touch Football 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. 


SKOOLBAG has upgraded to AUDIRI

To update to Audiri, open the app store on your device, go to the updates tab in the App Store, or the My apps & games tab in the Google Play store and select the update button.

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