TIDINGS - Term 2 Week 1 . 2023

Lest We Forget… Thank you.

I must say that this time of year is always one that causes me to stop, reflect and be thankful. It may seem trivial to some, but that moment before the footy kicks off on ANZAC Day leaves me humbled and thankful, where 100,000 people at The G all stop, all silent, all to honour those who have gone before so that we can be here now. Goosebumps every time. It is a gratitude and reflection though that is all too often engulfed by our daily ‘tyranny of the urgent’.

We must stop. We must remember. We must say thank you.

To the Diggers who fought for our freedom. To our past, present and future service men and women who sacrifice for us. Also, to those less celebrated, those closer to us who constantly give of their time and energy so that we can grow and learn. To our leaders of state, of church, of our families. Thank you. Thank you for helping to protect and create a place where we are free to make the make the most of life’s opportunities. We must remember; we are blessed.

On Monday, during our staff development time, we took a ‘timeout’ from the urgent that blinds us to the blessings of the sacrifices that others have made so we can do what we do. During this timeout we reminded ourselves especially of the importance of keeping the main thing the main thing. Ultimately, RCC’s core purpose is to bring renewal through education to our students, families, staff and community.

CACE, a fellow Christian Education institution reminds us that for us to achieve this we must continue to encourage our students to create Beautiful Work:

In line with Ephesians 2:10, the goal of education is for students to learn to create beautiful work. Beautiful work takes time, and is revised and refined through a process of critique, honest feedback, and revision. We celebrate not just the final product, but the process to get there. Work is most beautiful when it has a real life application, thereby enabling students to engage with God’s redemptive work in the world. The opposite of beautiful work is an exclusive, driving focus on the “normative markers” of success in education, like cumulative grades and standardized test scores.

I thought this was a wonderful reminder of the importance not just of the final goal, but the significance of the bumps and humps along the way that create the final masterpiece that becomes their beautiful story.

It is a timely reminder that those who have gone before us have fought for our right to educate our kids in a way that empowers them to create beautiful work and stories, and what a privilege it is to be able to partner with them and you to achieve this.

Therefore, as a form of thankfulness, let’s celebrate some beautiful work.

Congratulations to the Stage 6 students who have finished their Preliminary courses for 2023, onward to HSC and more beautiful work! Congratulations to some of our athletes for their beautiful work. To Felicity who will compete at the national swimming titles, to Harry who will represent CSSA and compete at the State CIS U15 AFL trials, to Olivia, Shaylee, Leon and Matt who will represent CSSA and compete at the State CIS U15 Touch Football trials and to our students who are traveling to the State CSSA trials for Cross Country. Well done! Congratulations also to those students who contributed to a wonderful Easter Alive week as musicians, leaders, organisers and presenters. Beautiful work! Thank you.

Finally, I want to inform you that Brad Gilmore is taking the rest of this term off as long service leave. We pray Brad has a wonderfully blessed and refreshing time. He will be replaced by Mrs Bianca Henning. Bianca has a powerful story that includes many years in education, business and professional sport! We are very blessed and excited to have Bianca join the RCC team at this time.

Blessing for Term 2, 2023!




Tuesday 2 May  :  3.10 - 6.50
(Last day to book Monday 1 May)


Thursday 4 May at 11.50am in the MPC.  All Welcome!


Wednesday 24 May

(Forms will be handed out once arrived)


Wednesday 24 May



Mondays at 2pm. 


Thursday 4 May  2.30pm – 3.00pm

Coffee (or tea!) and Chat in the Garden(Parents and Guardians Welcome)



Friday 30 June


Monday 24 July

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".  

Parents and friends of RCC are invited to gather for prayer each Monday at 2pm.  This will be an opportunity 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


Thursday 4 May 2023 2.30pm

Members of the RCC Community are invited to gather together in our community garden each fortnight for coffee (or tea!) and a chat – we provide the coffee, you provide the chat. All Welcome!!


Lest we Forget.



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. 


SKOOLBAG is upgrading to AUDIRI

To update to Audiri, open the app store on your device, go to the updates tab in the App Store, or the My apps & games tab in the Google Play store and select the update button.

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