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REC IN FOCUS : Edition 2

Welcome to our 2nd Edition of REC In Focus : REC Digital learning 2018

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‘Peter Pan’ all stitched up with Community Sewing

A very special thank you to our friends at the Old Reynella Neighbourhood Centre who have come together this afternoon to land a hand with sewing some of the costumes for our College Production of ‘Peter Pan’ coming up in Week 5. We really appreciate your help!

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Special Opportunities with Community Gardening


Students from our Senior Special Education Class have been fostering a wonderful relationship with Wakefield House (Positive Ageing Centre), in our local community.

Over several weeks, with the support of volunteers at the Centre, students have developed their own patch in the community garden. A community bus collects the students on a Friday morning and they make their way home using public transport when they’re finished. This experience is providing lots of opportunity to further develop important life and social skills and they’re all surprised and delighted at how much they’re enjoying it!

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Brianna Walling selected for AFLW

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Congratulations to Year 12 student Brianna Walling who has just made the Rookie Draft and will now join The Adelaide Football Club AFLW. Awesome Brianna!!

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South Korean Study Tour Opportunity

As part of our International Student Program, Reynella East College hosted a group of 9 students from Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea in August of this year. While here, they joined Year 6/7 classes for three weeks and got to know Australian life, culture and schooling. These students were part of a group of over 100 students from the Chungcheongbuk-do district who were divided into schools all over Adelaide as part of an agreement between the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and the Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education.

This agreement between the two departments also includes a ‘Winter Camp’ for 20 Australian students from January 3-19, 2018, and Reynella East College is offering 2 places. These students will be accompanied by 5 teachers from DECD schools. The program includes lessons (in English and some in basic Korean), cultural excursions and accommodation in a dormitory.

The cost of flights to South Korea is being supported by the Chungcheongbuk-do Office of Education, and Reynella East College will cover the remaining costs of the program (approximately $2,300 per student). This means that the main cost for families will be to cover passport application and any personal expenses while in South Korea.

To apply for this experience, students should complete a letter of interest which addresses the criteria explained in the application. Applications close Friday, October 27 (end of Week 2).

For more information:

Andrew Smith – Languages/International Coordinator         

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REC in the Press

A great article about our Chooks sharing the love.


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Years R-7 STEM Expo


During week 10, term 3, years R-7 students focussed their learning on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), with a final presentation of their work at an ‘Expo’ on Thursday afternoon.

It was fantastic to see such imagination and creativity across all year levels and the students’ enthusiasm to present their ideas was awesome. We were blown away by the variety of problems and solutions the students came up with. There was a real buzz about the place during the Expo as students shared their learning with peers, other levels of school, parents and grandparents. A huge thanks to the Primary staff who fully embraced this learning opportunity for their students.

Kelly Patch – Assistant Principal Primary Years

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September Newsletter out now

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Dance Choreographic Competition

Our recent Dance Choreographic Competition was a magnificent night of high energy dance precision. Dance students from primary and high school presented their choreography in various dance genres including hip hop, jazz, tap and contemporary. This was our 3rd choreographic competition and each year our students’ confidence and abilities have grown. Thank you to Mr Jayson Smart and Mr Andrew Rusk for organising the event and to Ms Tamara Tane who assisted on the night.

Our external adjudicator was Ms Sara Crockford who awarded trophies on the night for various categories:


Best Choreography Group – Song: Galway Girl Performers: Emily H, Erika H, Abigail R

Best Choreography Duo – Song: Sorry  Performers: Zahra S, Ava M

Encouragement Award – Song: Price Tag Performers: Breannah H, Paige B


Best Dance On Film Miginte by Kaylah M

Year 8 Choreographic Award 2U by Chloe C & Hannah G

Year 9 Choreographic Award That’s My Girl by Chau Ngo

Year 9 / 10 Specialised Choreographic Award Don’t Let Me Down by Sophie H & Alecia K

Best Senior Choreography Tables & Chairs by Vipop C

Senior Encouragement Award Say Something by Ruby R

Special mention also goes to Sarah B’s Cinderella dance on film and to Ms Tania Scott who had supported her during classes. It was great to see so many families attend  the competition and enjoy the night of entertainment. Well done to all of our dance students for their innovative choreography.

Julie d’lima – Arts coordinator

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Colonial Day at REC

Students in years 3-5 learnt what life was like as a convict on the voyage from England to Australia.

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