TIDINGS - Term 2 Week 1 . 2024

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus (John 15:13)

Welcome back!

All too quickly (and for some not quickly enough ;) the school holidays are over and routine and rhythms resume. I pray everyone was able to enjoy the moments given to them over the last few weeks.

I find the Anzac break always one of the most meaningful.

As Jesus is speaking to his disciples in John’s Gospel about who He is and the best way to live, he reminds them of the greatest commandments to love others as Jesus loves them. Then he foreshadows the kind of love he models by stating that humankind has no greater love than to lay down their life for one another. Jesus clearly challenges his disciples to understand that true love and respect for others comes by laying down our life for others. For me, though Jesus does die for us, this does not necessarily mean I have to physically die for others. Rather I must live in such a way that I lay down my life to serve them. A very difficult challenge in a world that constantly tries to sell me the lie that it is all about me!

This particular period of the Aussie year gives me time to truly appreciate this truth. I love that it starts with the Easter weekend where we are privileged to be given time to remember the culmination point in history where God made a way for us to be with Him and Him to be with us through the death and resurrection of His son. It is a time where we are reminded that Jesus gave all he had, laid down his life, so that we would know how much God loves us and yearns to be reconnected with us now. I am always humbled by the grace that he shows me. God surely knows that I don’t always treat Him or others in a way that deserves His love, but I am reminded He loved me first, and always will, and that won’t change.

It is very much like the reminders we receive only a couple of weeks later when we are blessed with the privilege of celebrating our ANZACs. We are reminded that so many people have died that we can be free, now. Deserved or undeserved, our service men and women give up everything so we can be free. Thank you so much to those who were able to give the time to march in honour of those who have fought and died for this privileged freedom. It was a true blessing to see so many of our community marching and on the sidelines supporting and honouring our fallen and current service men and women. As a school we say thank you. Thank you for the sacrifice that you have made so that we can continue to learn truth and positively contribute to our world.

So, my prayer for our community this term is that we would appreciate those who have given their life for us when we did not even know them, so we could make the most of the opportunities given to us. I pray that we can enjoy all the moments we are blessed with, not just the in-between moments, the holidays zones, or the easy-working-out-how-we-planned-it moments. All of them. All of them are a blessing and a privilege that our gracious God and our faithful diggers have sacrificed for us to have. So, knowing that we have received this greatest of all love, let’s “rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus”. (1 Thess 5:16-18).



BCEA Annual General Meeting Wednesday 15 May at 7pm

All members of the RCC Community are welcome to attend our Association AGM held on Wednesday 15 May 24 commencing at 7pm in the MPC.  

Muddy Uniforms

Due to the current wet conditions in the playground we have had to provide a change of clothes for a number of our students this week.  This has led to very low stock in our second hand clothing supplies.  If your student is provided with a change of uniform please wash and return the items as soon as possible.  Due to our low stock, it may be prudent to provide a change of clothes (especially socks) in your child's bag while conditions remain the same.


2025 Year 7 Experience Day #2

Thursday 16 May


BCEA AGM Wed 15 May @ 7pm

All welcome!



Mondays at 2pm. 



Friday 5 July 2024


Monday 29 July 2024


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. Limited spaces available. Ben is keen to work with students who love music and who can be diligent with their practice. Lessons available at Richmond Christian College during school hours and after school hours. Lessons $40+GST per half hour. Please make enquiries with Ben at"


Anzac Day March

Thank you to all the staff and students who joined us as we honoured the ANZAC legacy at the march and commemoration service. Lest we forget.

Hampers of Hope

A big thank you to our wonderful community who donated items for our Hampers of Hope drive at Easter and to Lyla for her organisation. They were received with much gratitude by Women Up North who had families needing support.

Well done leaders!!

Eva, Lyla, Sonny and Trey had the privilege or participating in the NSW Parliament's Bicentenary Youth Leaders Roundtable last month. They joined other local school leaders to discuss the pressing matters in our region. Their views and ideas will be taken to Parliament of NSW and also raised with the Government. As previously shared, Sam will be taking a trip to Sydney for the state finals at NSW Parliament House in August as joint winner of the Public Speaking Competition. 

Well done Alysha!!

Congratulations to Alysha who has made the Far North Coast U14 Girls Representative Team for hockey. She will participate in the NSW Field State Championships which is held at Wagga Wagga in May. 

Stage 6 Excursion to St Carthege's Cathedral

The Stage 6 Studies of Religion students recently attended an enlightening excursion to St Carthege's Cathedral in Lismore with Mr Drew and Mr Tom Davies. We were warmly welcomed and guided by Father Bing Monteagudo. It was a superb opportunity for the students to develop their knowledge of the rich history of the greater Catholic community of the Northern Rivers. They were able to experience the beauty of the Cathedral and the spiritual meaning of the many architectural dimensions, symbols, sacred spaces and art works within it. They particularly enjoyed learning about the first two bishops of St Carthege's being buried in the Cathedral. Time for quiet contemplation of God's presence in our lives is scarce in our busy 21st Century lives, but the students were able to appreciate how the Cathedral is a space to withdraw and be still. They had the chance to practise an Ignatian reflection called "The Examen" as they evaluated the significance of such personal devotions in Christianity, which is an aspect of the SoR course. 

Cross Country Carnival

Congratulations Yeager: Cross Country Carnival Winners



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. 


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