At Richmond, we are blessed to have a beautiful environment in which to learn. We are well-resourced and being a Google School, means we use technology widely. We would love to meet with you and allow you to see for yourself the beauty to be found when learning at Richmond Christian College.
Location: 7 Gallans Road, Ballina, NSW
Telephone: 02 6686 7847
School Hours: M-F: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Our Pre-Kindy Programme is a 3-day, play-based learning class for students 4 years old and above. In this programme, students discover learning through exploration and delight. This is a fabulous way to transition your child to school and formalised learning.
What’s the Vision of Richmond?
At Richmond Christian College we aim to be a Christ-Centred Learning Community, Exploring & Impacting on God’s World.
Our mission is to assist parents in the nurture of their children, by providing a Christ-centred, biblically grounded, culturally engaging and academically rigorous education that instils hope and equips children to live for God’s glory.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that
they may have
and have it to the FULL”
– John 10:10
EXPECT the UNEXPECTED
God gives us life, the Bible actually says he gives us abundant life – full life, but it does also say that often people and things try to take that life from us, but God challenges us to live life like it was a race and to run the race to win it.
Mr. Simmons says, “My challenge for the Richmond Christian College student this year is to begin the journey, the unexpected journey. To be fearless in the face of failure, to do hard things time and time again, to take on challenges that scare them or they think are way too hard.”
Let this year be the beginning of your never-ending unexpected journey.
Key Dates for Term 1, 2022
School resumes for all students Kindy – Year 12
Term 1 commences Monday 31 January 2022 for all students K – 12.
Pre-Kindy students first day for 2022.
Pre-kindy students commence Term 1 Wednesday 2 February 2022.
School Swimming Carnival
The School Swimming Carnival will be held at Ballina Memorial Pool on Wednesday 2 February 2022. The carnival is for all students in Year 3 – 12 and students in Year 2 turning 8 years old.
Buses will transport students to and from the pool as follows:
9am Years 7-12
9.25am Years 2 – 6
2.15pm Years 2 – 6
2.40pm Years 7-12
School Photo Day
School Photos will be taken on Wednesday 9 March 2022. All students will be photographed and are required to attend in formal uniform.
Cross Country Carnival
The School Cross Country Carnival will be held on Friday 8 April 2022.
Last day of Term 1
Term 1 concludes on Friday 8 April 2022.
Facilities and Associations
At RCC, we are a community. We believe staff, students, parents and the wider community form a valuable part of our community. We believe in open communication and love for parents to play an active part in our school life. Throughout the year, we have SRC run events, such as our annual Family Pancake Breakfast and our End-of-Year Family BBQ, where parents and students are encouraged to come and experience the community for themselves.
Ballina Christian Education Association
Richmond Christian College is owned and operated by Ballina Christian Education Association which is made up of Christian parents and community members. All families are welcome to apply for membership.
Our canteen lunch orders are available Monday to Friday and are filled by Racecourse Café. A small canteen, run by our SRC is available for snacks throughout the week.
At RCC, our curriculum follows the NSW Curriculum. We offer an Early Years curriculum in Pre-Kindy. Our Secondary school offers a range of electives in Years 9 and 10 and our Senior students undertake the Pathways Senior Schooling Programme. In this programme, students undertake a compressed arrangement of studies, sitting half their HSC over two years. Mathematics and English however run in the regular HSC two year programme.
At RCC, a range of extracurricular activities are offerred. We have a music programme running, where students can sit private tuition with our specialist tutors. We also have a range of performance and sporting opportunities, including our Performing Arts nights and representative sporting carnivals held throughout the year.
Technology In the Classroom
As a Google School, technology is something we pride ourselves in. Students in our Secondary school all have a Chromebook, where the majority of their work is undertaken on this laptop. Our classrooms are equipped with Smart Interactive Boards, where teachers utilise technology as a component of lessons. IPads are also available as a resource for teachers to use across the school.
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