Years R-7

Official Opening of Tunnel and Orchard

Today was a special day as we officially opened the primary Tunnel and Orchid. Special guests from the Credit Union SA, Nat Cook and Barry Temme, joined Caroline Green, staff and very excited students as the ribbons were cut. Our guests were delighted to meet the chooks, including 2 birds new to the REC family. Our sincere thanks to the Credit Union SA and their School Community Rewards program for their ongoing support of our fundraising efforts that help make such wonderful facilities possible.

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SACE Merit Awardees

Special congratulations to two Year 12 (2017) students who had the esteemed honour of receiving a SACE ‘Merit’ award/s yesterday.

Angelo Abdelmalek received a Merit award for both Chemistry (taught by Mr Linke) and Biology (taught by Mr Khan).

Mitchell Griggs received a Merit award for Physics (taught by Mr Chuah)

The boys, their families and Ms Green attended the Merit Ceremony held at Government House yesterday, to recognise and celebrate their outstanding achievement of earning a place among the top 2% in the State.

Mitchell Griggs Angelo Abdelmalek

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Welcome to Debbie Taylor

Debbie TaylorHi, my name is  Debbie Taylor and I’m working as Assistant Principal – Innovations in Teaching and Learning Years R-7. My roles include classroom teaching, supporting EALD students and working with staff and students on curriculum.  For the last 13 years I’ve worked in Littlehampton Primary School.  My passion for critical and creative thinking has also seen me become heavily involved in ‘Tournament of Minds’, a student program I hope to bring to REC.

I live up in the Adelaide Hills where, along with other members of my family, I am heavily involved in netball and softball.  My husband and son also enjoy off-road racing. My children are currently in Year 11 and 12, so it is a very busy time in our home.

I’m enjoying my first weeks at REC.  It is great to have a change and to meet new challenges.  The staff here have been welcoming and supportive and I’m looking forward to meeting families too.

Debbie replaces Margo Leatch, who now holds the position of Assistant Principal – Early Years at REC.

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We look forward to meeting many families at our ‘Inspiring Success’ evening on Tuesday 6 February, 3.15-7.00pm.

Program details are available here:

Years R-7

Years 8-12 (A4)Years 8-12 (A3)

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Welcome to Amanda Badcock

Amanda Badcock

My name is Amanda Badcock, more commonly known as Miss B, and I am the new Assistant Principal of Primary Years. I previously worked at Aberfoyle Hub Primary School and across the South Valley Precinct partnership as a Growth and Pedagogy Coach, Learning Coordinator and Leader of Learning Improvement across several schools. 

I am also a proud mum of two gorgeous children, an 8 year old girl and a nearly 3 year old boy.  

I’ve received a warm welcome from staff, students and families this week and am very excited to be here at Reynella East College. I’m actually a Reynella East High School alumna so it’s great to be back!

Amanda replaces Karen Church, who has now moved into a new position at REC, sharing the Assistant Principal – Intervention and Support role with Isabella Zoanetti.

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Peter Pan – what a spectacular! Our community and families were super impressed by the polish and professionalism displayed by the 350+  cast and crew, over 2 sold-out performances at Hopgood Theatre. It was such a joy to watch students from Reception to Year 12 having a truly wonderful time on stage, with so much talent amongst them. A very special thank you to the many staff for supporting this production at every level, and creating this opportunity for our students to really shine.

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Remembrance Day at REC

The perfect Remembrance Day Service was held this morning at our Primary assembly. Each of the units shared their learning around the topic in the lead up to today, including poetry and song. All 550+ students conducted themselves with utmost respect during the service, for which they are to be congratulated. Thank you also to the parents/grandparents/carers who attended.
The secondary students observed a minutes silence in their classrooms at 11.15 am, with a service led by ‘Nicole’ (our keynote speaker for our Emergency Management PA System).
Lest we forget.

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Japanese Cultural Day

What a fantastic day was had by all at our Japanese Cultural Day today!
Students and families had a wonderful experience immersing themselves in a little Japanese culture, amongst the fun, food and games. Timing was perfect for the Japanese students from Ushiku JHS to join us in the fun. Congratulations to the Primary team lead by Alice Sensei for the huge effort involved in producing such an amazing event.

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‘Peter Pan’ tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets to our College Production of ‘Peter Pan’ are now on sale at the Box OfficePeter Pan Poster

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REC welcomes visitors from the Philippines

 

 

Over the past few days, we have been enjoying hosting a group of Principals from the Philippines, in support of the work coordinated by the Australian Foundation for Fostering Learning in the Philippines (AFFLIP). The group are here to observe and learn all they can about South Australian schools, and also share a little of their culture with us while they’re here. Yesterday they presented their National Dance to us.

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