TIDINGS - Term 3 Week 1 . 2022

Run the Race (Hebrews 12:1)

Welcome back! I hope you were able to enjoy some time with your children in the last month that reminded you of how precious our time is with them and how precious they are to us.

What a wonderful week we have had already. Special congratulations to the zone athletics team who went to Coffs Harbour and performed to the best of their ability brilliantly.

Over the break the teachers had the pleasure of spending time together in professional learning dedicated to continuing to build our capacity to respond to the needs of our students. One area we have chosen to work on is that of resilience in our students in a world where things continue to not go according to plan.

Pastor and Educator Rod Thompson speaks on this idea of resilience and the uncertainty and struggle that often accompanies it. He argues that resilience comes from struggle, and it is something that we must learn to embrace as a part of life, suggesting it has the power to form and refine who we are, spiritually and within our character.

When discussing the life of Joseph (Genesis 37 - 50) he highlights how God used the events to not only save the people but to bless them and in doing so, showed how good God was. It is no different in the life of Jesus we see in the Easter story, God used the circumstances to rescue the people and again, show His love for us. The main difference being that in this story, it is God himself enduring the relentless injustice and struggle.

Rod Thompson argues that to endure the struggle we must surround ourselves with people who will help us through the struggle and to embrace the struggle, not those who are struggle avoiders or struggle solvers as this only serves to increase our sense of tension and frustration, rather than to allow it to form the good and God in us.

It is my prayer that, as educators and parents of the next generation, through rigorous education, opportunity and significant support we can enable our students to go through their struggles and not rescue them when it is ‘hard’. It is so important to remind our children that the ‘Master knows’ and encouraging this faith is critical to building their hope.

When we can do this, be struggle embracers in our children’s and friend’s lives, we will provide our students with the foundations necessary to thrive and take hold of every opportunity that comes their way; the difficult and the easy.

I hope you will enjoy all that this term has to offer. It is full of so many opportunities, from gala days to book week, culture presentations and more. It should be amazing. 

Good tidings,





Monday 1 August 2022 @ 1.30pm in the MPC

All welcome. Please sign in at the office on arrival.

NAIDOC Celebrations

Week 2


Wednesday 24 August 2022



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. 


Richmond Christian College plans to celebrate Book Week with a primary school parade on the morning of Wednesday 24th August 2022.

We will be having a book parade at 9:15am on the basketball court.  Each class will be choosing one book to feature in the parade. The students will dress up as a character from that book.

Your child’s teacher has provided you with information about the book and the costume.

Parents and carers are invited to attend the parade and join us afterwards for a picnic morning tea (BYO food).

If you have any questions about this event, please ask.

Also, did you know that Richmond Christian College has a tax deductible library fund that can only be spent on library materials for our school? What a great investment in our future! If you or someone you know is able to donate, the account details are below: 

Name: BCEA Ltd Library Fund

BSB: 082-522

Acc No: 337663141

Miss Clare Hickey and Mrs Joelle Walker                                          



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.


Zone Athletics Results

A wonderful sunny day in Coffs Harbour set the scene for a fabulous North Coast Christian Schools Gala Day in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday. RCC sent our largest team ever, with 75 students qualifying to attend the regional event.  Our students were wonderful ambassadors as they competed with their excellent behaviour, enthusiasm and sportsmanship, placing second in overall schools - a fabulous achievement. 

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Age Champions for their respective age groups - Zoe Hanna (12-13yrs Primary), Allaiyah Hickleton (12yrs Secondary), Tristan Causley-James (12yrs Secondary) and Jwenil Chahwala (13ys Secondary). 

Special mention as well to the following students for their placings in Age Champion results -  Olivia Kyprianou (second -14ys Girls), Clementine Baird (third -8yrs Girls), Aaron Hanna, Eva Hanna, Oliver O'Connor and Bradley Chisholm who all placed fourth and finally Kye Geary, Alyce Williams, Henry Strahan and Evie O'Connor who all placed fifth. Well done!

Congratulations also to the following students who have qualified to represent the North Coast Zone at their respective State Athletics Carnivals at Sydney Olympic Park:  

Primary - Zoe, Clementine, Rosalotte, Grace K, Ethan K and Henry.

Secondary - Allaiyah, Olivia K, Alyce, Xanthe, Evie, Hannah, Eva, Madeline, Sophie O, Bieka, Bridie, Tristan, Jwenil, Kye, Olivier, Aaron, Mihail, Matthew S, Samuel S, Brad, Josh D, Mark, Noah N and Kit.  Information will be sent home Monday.  

Thanks to Mrs McDonald and Mr Henderson for supervising the students on the day and to all the parents who travelled to Coffs Harbour for the event. We appreciate your wonderful support.


Michelle Thompson

Sports Coordinator

Zone Athletics Carnival

Year 4 100 Drops of Water Experiment.

Year 4 celebrated the 100th Day of School (for the year) this week by going to the Science Lab and doing an experiment called '100 Drops of Water'. Students had to estimate how much 100 drops of water would fill in a test tube, then measure 100 drops of water and write up their observations.

Mrs Cal McDonald

Year 4 Teacher



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.