TIDINGS - Term 2 Week 5 . 2024

Rejoice in your God-given Authenticity

Dear RCC Community,

This week’s encouraging words come from our College Captain, Eva Hanna. She presented this devotion at the Senior School assembly. I think it is something we all need to hear and be encouraged by. Please take the time to read, reflect and be encouraged by our students…. Jonno


Would you agree that the less of an object there is, the more valuable it becomes?

To put this into perspective, how much do you think a pair of Air Jordans (see picture above) are?  Brand new and straight from the Nike store. 

Well, the answer is $180.  

Say there was a pair of Jordan’s going up for sale that MJ (aka Michael Jordan, one of the world’s greatest basketball players) had worn on the court himself in one of his earliest seasons in 1985 (see photo below). This pair? The value would go up right?

Well this pair of shoes was valued and bought for $560,000.

This is because the value comes not from the leather; it’s not the fabric that sets this shoe apart from the others. It comes from the complete uniqueness that only these ones have, that being the one who owned them.

This is similar to us as humans; our value doesn’t, and will never, come from what we look like, the money we own, the shape of our bodies, what our job is, or our social status.

No, our value comes from our Designer, the one we belong to, we’re set apart from each other on PURPOSE.

Think about it for a second. You are SO different to everyone else around you, from your personality, to your hair colour, to the places you’ve lived, to the food you like and dislike. There are so many characteristics that make you different from the person beside you, so much so that you will never actually be them.

And that sounds silly, like of course we’ll never actually BE someone else. But that’s just the point; instead we compare and this is our downfall. And BECAUSE we aren’t someone else, the minute we start to compare ourselves to one another, in whatever it is, the more insecure we’ll become, because we’re not them or we don’t have what they have.

I know that for me, a lot of the time I fall prey to comparison through a lot of things, one of them being my faith or ministry, whether I'm doing enough and so on.

But let me hit you with something, if God didn’t want you or need one of you here in the world, you wouldn’t be here.

Think of all the great Christian people there are, doing great and profound things, writing books, preaching sermons, starting charities, visiting third world countries. If God ONLY needed them, then there would only BE them to shine his light, but no, you’re here, which means He WANTS YOU TOO!

However young or inexperienced you feel, there are people and places that they may not be able to reach; they don’t have the connections you do, they’re not in your soccer team, dance group or workplace. You might be the only taste of Jesus’ love someone is getting, even if all you do is reflect the image and character of Christ, whilst being an encouragement to others with your actions and words, THAT IS MINISTRY.

But, if you DO continually compare your life to another, you’ll miss your originality, you’ll miss the complete purpose that set you apart as His Child.

And if you’re thinking, “Well, I'm too far gone”, or, “I've done some pretty bad things,” that doesn’t change His mind.

God doesn’t just go, “Oh well, she failed this test, wow, now she can’t preach to others'', or, “Well, he had a past addiction, guess I can't save him now, he’s useless.”

At NO POINT were or are you deemed “not-worthy” or “redundant” to the Kingdom of God.

So, with this in mind, rejoice in your authenticity, rejoice that at no point God looked at you and wished he saw someone else. No, he made you. Rejoice, as you are His greatest creation, rejoice in the unique purpose that only you have. You are His.

Eva Hanna

College Captain


Primary Athletics Carnival at Chickiba Oval (inc: 1500m @ 8.30am)

Friday 7 June

Secondary Athletics Carnival at Chickiba Oval  (inc: 1500m @ 8.30am)

Thursday 13 June

Senior School Snow Trip

Monday 17 June - Friday 21 June



Mondays at 2pm. 



Friday 5 July 2024


Monday 29 July 2024


Congratulations to our State Cross Country Athletes

CSSA North Coast Soccer Gala Day in Kingscliff

On Tuesday 21st May selected students from Year 5 to 12 competed at the CSSA North Coast Soccer Gala Day in Kingscliff. They had an amazing day and competed really well. Open boys came second overall, U15 boys made it to the semi-finals Open Girls came 5th. U15 Girls won,5/6 teams played exceptionally the whole day. Each team conducted themselves with true sportsmanship.

Fast 5 Netball

Senior School students from schools throughout the Far North Coast, right up to the QLD border, competed in this fun event organised by Netball NSW. Congratulations to all our students who competed! Gold team finished the day undefeated winning their pool, Navy was equal second in their pool and Royal consistently challenged their competition every game. Special thanks to Mrs Bull for helping coach. It was such a great day! Well done team RCC!!!

Stage 4 Moreton Island Excursion


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.

Commencing Soon

Music with Ben... At School Music Tuition is available with Ben for all levels guitar (acoustic and electric) and for beginner/intermediate piano. Ben also incorporates singing into lessons for students who want to also sing. Ben has a Bachelor of Music Composition & Production and has played and been involved with music for many years. He is keen to have fun and work with students who love music expression and can be diligent with their practice. Lessons available on Tuesdays at Richmond Christian College during and after school hours. Lessons are $40+GST per half hour. Please make enquiries with Ben at



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.  Also, if you make payment over the phone, Racecourse Café will charge an extra 50c.


Northern Rivers Youth Alive Regional Rally

Date: 21st June 2024

Who: Grade 6 to 12 students

Time: Gate opens at 6:00 pm with courtyard games, activities and snacks. The main event starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm. We will then return to the courtyard area to end the night with hot Milos and baked goods before closing the gate at 9:00 pm.

Cost: Tickets are $10pp and will be released via the Youth Alive NSW website in the upcoming weeks.

Location: Eastgate Church Byron Bay

Girls Camp- 5-8 July, Boys Camp- 8-11 July.  Hillview Bible Camps

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