TIDINGS - Term 1 Week 7 . 2024

It is for freedom Jesus has set us free! (Galations 5)

Easter Alive is only 2 weeks away!

Thank you for your support contributing to a great start to the year. It is wonderful to see our community connect and work together to look after each other. Please continue to keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for upcoming Parent Relate@RCC opportunities.

It has been an encouragement to see our students engage so well with their learning and the other opportunities available to them. We are proud of the way each and every student is giving their best during the current NAPLAN tests. Well done!

Congratulations to our new dance group as they prepare for future performances, and to the Chapel Band for their contributions to our Chapels. Congratulation to Sam for winning the District Lions Youth of the Year Competition and to Matt for making the CSSA soccer team. Well done also to Aaron, Matt, Sam, Henry, Abby, Ava, Lily, Grace & Rosie for being selected to represent RCC at the upcoming CSSA State Touch Football.

It is my prayer that we finish this term as we have started, making the most of every opportunity we have. In two weeks we will have our fourth Easter Alive week which will involve chapels each day plus other activities during the week. We will have the privilege of hearing from Kev Stickle who has lived with, spoken to and challenged many different people groups in many different nations regarding the fullness of the idea of freedom. It is one of his most treasured possessions and we are very excited to hear from him during the week. 

As a taster to get you excited for the week and to continue to hear our heart for freedom please have a listen to this song and let it add to our growing idea of what it is to be truly free: I pray this song blesses you as you continue to consider what this idea of freedom means for you and our students.



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Easter Alive Week

Chapels (Parents are warmly invited to attend)

Monday 25 March - 9.00 - 9.30am

Tuesday 26 March - 9.00 - 9.30am

Wednesday 27 March - 9.00 - 9.30am

Thursday 28 March - 2.00pm - 2.30pm


Tuesday 2 April


School Photos Thursday 11 April


Cross Country Carnival Friday 12 April



Mondays at 2pm. 



Friday 12 April 2024


Tuesday 30 April 2024

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.


Thank God for Christian Teachers and Staff

Has a Christian teacher or member of staff made a difference in your child’s life? In your life? At a time when the Federal Government is considering whether the faith of Christian teachers and staff makes any difference to their role, it’s important to speak up. Here’s a good place to share that story.


CSSA Zone Touch Football Gala Day

Great success for our RCC teams at the CSSA Zone Touch Football Gala Day held in Ballina! Congratulations to all our students who competed. Bringing home their respective North Coast CSSA Champion Shields were the Open Boys, U15 Girls and the Primary Gold team. Congratulations to Lily Wilson who was named MVP for U15 girls. Special congratulations to Sam, Callum (Shadow), Aaron, Matt, Henry, Abby, Shaylee, Lily, Scarlett (Shadow), Grace, Ava and Rosie for their selection in their respective zone teams to compete at the State CSSA Championships in Sydney on the 5th April. Thank you to our staff, along with Lyla, Mr McCarthy and Mr Koronui, who all coached teams and refereed games today. Well done Team RCC!

Staff v Students - Archery

The Staff v Student challenges kicked off for the year with an archery competition with the Senior School students who were too good on the day outscoring the staff by 98 to 70!

Congratulations to our Swimming Age Champions for 2024 and to Yeager, the Swimming Carnival winning house who received their medals and shield at last week's Whole College Assembly.

Bill Turner Cup

Congratulations to our U15 Boys team for winning the first round of the Bill Turner Cup.  RCC had a convincing 6-1 win over Evans River with Javi scoring 4 goals, Cedar 1 and Sam 1. Thank you to Mr Drew and Mrs Parr for coaching and Matt and Callum for running the line.  A massive team effort, well done boys.

Lions Youth of the Year

Last week Sam Simmons competed in our region's Lions Youth of the Year. As part of this competition, Sam presented a moving speech called The Power of One. The contestants also had to present two impromptu speeches on topics given on the evening. Sam's performance on the evening was outstanding, seeing him win both the Public Speaking Award and the Overall Winner of Youth of the Year. Sam will now compete at the regional finals on the 23rd March. Well done Sam!

Barista Course

Students from our Senior School enjoyed a day completing a Barista Course with @northcoastcommunitycollege. They had fun making (and tasting!) coffees, mochas and chais and learning about the different types of coffees and blends. They have now been invited to enter teams in the North Coast Junior Barista Championships to be held in May!


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

Our student leaders have launched their Hampers of Hope initiative as part of their vision for 2024. The hampers will be distributed on our behalf by local churches to those in need over the Easter holidays. House points will also be awarded to the house with the most hamper donations by the end of the term. Donations of new non-perishable items can be left at the School Office.



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