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Inspiring Success

Medieval Festival

Our Year 8 students took a step back to Medieval Times today. As an opportunity to bring history to life and to further support transition; the year 8’s were involved in an authentic Byzantine medieval re-enactment of life in the 11th century, and middle ages themed team-building games and activities. A feast of yiros was also enjoyed by many. This inaugural event was an enormous success, with the students and staff well into the spirit of the occasion. Many thanks to the New Varangian Guard for creating an awesome Medieval Village on our oval, and spending the day immersing our students in 11th century history.

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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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December Newsletter out now

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Cup Winners 6 Years Running!

The Principals Cup and Achievement Cup

REC wins The Principals Cup and Achievement Cup for the 6th year in a row. A great accomplishment and just reward for the participation and success in Sport in the Southern Vales and Fleurieu Zone for the REC students this year.

Enormous thanks goes to our dedicated PE teachers for their tireless energy in supporting our students to play a large variety of sports for REC.

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Preschool launches “Pollutoys”

A photographer visited the Preschool this morning to capture a special moment in the world of environmental education. The Onkaparinga Council Waste and Recycling Team chose our Preschool to launch this awesome new resource “Pollutoys” which teaches kids about plastic pollution using plush toys. Each toy has a pocket in their stomach full of items of plastic waste such as cutlery, bags, cups and bottles also made out of textiles.  Each toy also comes with a short story explaining how they got sick and how children can help them.

Lachie and Felicity did an amazing job in front of the camera! The article will be published in the January edition of the Onkaparinga Magazine which will come out with the Messenger.

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