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 2, 2021
Term 2 Resumes for all students Kindy – Year 12
Term 2 commences Tuesday 20 April 2021.
26 – 29
Mid Semester Parent Teacher Interviews
At Richmond Christian College we value home school partnerships and are aware of the special privilege we share with you in the education of your child. The first round of Parent Teacher Interviews for 2021 will be held in Week 2 of Term 2 from Monday 26 April to Thursday 29 April from 3.10pm – 4pm. Teachers will be available for 10 minute interviews during this week.
The purpose of the interview is to provide you with an opportunity to feedback to staff information about your child’s development this year, and also enable your child’s teacher to provide you with feedback about your child’s academic and behavioural progress throughout Term 1.
Please email or call the School Office (6686 7847) to book an appointment. If you are unavailable to meet with a teacher during this week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange another time to speak with your child’s teacher.
School Cross Country Carnival
Our whole school cross country carnival will be held at Lighthouse Beach on Wednesday 28 April. Notes will be sent home with updated details early in Term 2.
2022 Stage 6 Information Night
The focus of the RCC Stage 6 information evening is to articulate to parents the why and how of our unique approach to Stage 6. The evening will outline how the compressed course structure assists our students in their HSC journey by providing greater opportunity for students to immerse in their learning, get more effective feedback and reduce anxiety. It will also outline subject availability, some tips for successful HSC completion and provide an opportunity for parents to meet the Stage 6 teachers.
School Athletics Carnival
The school Athletics Carnival will be held on Thursday 3 June 2021. Details will be provided later in Term 2.
Mufti Day – Last day of Term 2
Students are invited to wear sun safe mufti for the last day of Term 2.
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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