TIDINGS - Term 3 Week 5 . 2022

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained… But happy is he who keeps the law. King Solomon circa 700BC Prov 29.18

Recently, at a recent event with some old colleagues I received a stark reminder of the importance of staying true to our vision and mission. Be it personally or as a Christian School, one of the most critical things we must do is keep the main thing the main thing, ensuring that everything we do falls into line with our vision and purpose so that our journey remains on track and full of hope.  

However, when I was reading the book to our students this week for Book Week (and what a wonderful celebration it was, thank you to everybody who came and got involved), “When the Waterhole Dries Up”, it struck me that there are many paths we can take to achieve our goals and often it doesn't end up looking like what we thought it would. In the book, the young boy is getting ready for bath time only for it to be interrupted by a multitude of fun-loving creatures. The young boy ends up having his bath, but it is outside in a watering hole full of wonderful new friends, somewhat different to what he thought his bath would look like that day, and so much more fun! I was reminded that it isn't as important how something looks at the end, but the journey we take to achieve the vision and the community we end with that is.

Currently, one of the focuses of RCC’s well-being for our students is resilience. Ash, our school psychologist, last week spoke to our staff about the importance of ‘yet’. The idea that as we work together towards building resilience in our students, and ourselves, it is critical that we continue to work in the yet. We must remind ourselves and our kids that difficulties, hard things, sad times, unsettled moments, are not permanent. All these times are a part of the journey as we grow to become the people God intended us to be, and we are not there, yet.

As I reflect on these lessons, the importance of continuing to hold our vision for providing foundations for identity and purpose in our students through a biblically-based, Christ-centred, academically rigorous and culturally relevant environment is clear. As we educate our kids in this vision and they follow in these ways, I believe they will develop foundations for happiness and deep hope that will establish them as people who contribute to the world like Jesus did: always paying attention to the people who mattered; always giving time to the things that matter most; always standing up for what they believe in no matter the cost; and always positively contributing to their world.

Book Week Parade was a great reminder of the people and the community that is so important to RCC. Over the coming months, it is my prayer that we can continue to value and meet as our community, celebrating our village that raises our children and working together for God’s glory and their good.

So, the responsibility lies with us, as role models, educators and parents to not lose our passion or vision to raise our children in the way they should go. Whilst, all the while, remaining flexible and responsive to the extra friends and opportunities that come our way on the journey. This is the kind of happiness and fulfilment we seek for our children.

Good Tidings,




Thursday 1 September 2022 2.30pm


Mondays at 2pm commencing 5 September 2022


Friday 16 September 2022 from 5pm



Friday 23 September


Tuesday 11 October

Rapid Antigen Home Test Kits

RAHT kits for distribution to families are available for collection by parents from the School Office. 



We are excited to bring an outdoor cinema event to our community once more!  Planning is well underway and more details will be released closer to the date but please save the date and join us as we gather as a community.  Visitors from outside the RCC community are also welcome so feel free to invite your neighbours, family and friends.  

The evening will kick off from 5pm with some student performances by our choirs prior to the movie.  There will be food trucks, a coffee van and drinks and snacks available for sale.  Alternatively, please bring your own picnic dinner however please note it is an alcohol free event.  

Looking forward to a fun evening!


To support RCC  in hosting their second community Family Cinema Under the Stars, we are seeking to partner with interested businesses.  If you own or know of a business who would like to provide sponsorship towards the screen and movie hire ($4000) please contact Janelle (details below) and register your interest. Sponsors will be advertised on the big screen prior to the movie and in all other advertising on and prior to the night.

Packages available are as follows:

  • Platinum Sponsor $2000
  • Gold Sponsor $1000
  • Silver Sponsor $500
  • Bronze Sponsor $200

Please contact Janelle Clarke at or call 66867847 for further details.

Relate@RCC is back!!

What is Relate@RCC?  A great opportunity to meet other parents in a relaxed informal atmosphere.  We supply the coffee, you supply the chat!

Come and celebrate the start of spring and connect over a cuppa in our community garden on Thursday 1 September 2022 from 2.30pm.  All welcome!

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".  

After a break of a few years, we are once more inviting parents and friends of RCC to gather for prayer on Mondays at 2pm commencing on 5 September 2022.  This will be an opportunity to 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


Book Week Celebrations

What a fabulous week we have had celebrating Book Week!  Students have gathered in the library each lunch time to hear a book read by a member of staff.  On Wednesday the Primary students and staff dressed up and enjoyed a book parade with family and friends followed by a picnic morning tea.  In the afternoon the students had an exciting time together in Book Week Trivia.  Thank you to Mrs Walker and Miss Hickey for all their planning and hard work!  

Book Week Photos - for more photos see our FB page

Where's Admin?

Celebration Cakes

Our year 9/10 Food Tech students did an outstanding job with their Celebration Cake as part of their Food for Special Occasions assessment! 33 butter cakes, 8kg of butter and 16kgs of icing sugar later their creations are almost too good to eat!! Well done students

Year 7 Food Technology

Semester 2 sees a new bunch of Year 7 students hitting the kitchen for cooking. Their first lesson - Tasty Pasta cooked al dente!! Did you know the experts say pasta is the perfect environmentally friendly food - one of the least intensive foods to produce? And delizioso too!



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.