30 Jan 24

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to the 2024 school year. I hope you and your family had a relaxing break; we’re excited for the possibilities that this year of learning will bring.

Important Term 1 Dates

Week 2    

  • Monday 5 February, Year 7 Big Day Out

Week 3

  • Monday 12 February, Governing Council Annual General Meeting
  • Tuesday 13 February, Year 6 Aquatics
  • Tuesday 13 February, Acquaintance Evening

Week 6  

  • Friday 8 March, Sports Day

Week 7 

  • Monday 11 March, Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 12 March, P-12 Student-Free Day
  • Thursday 14 March, Fringe@REC

Week 8  

  • Monday 18 March, Governing Council Meeting
  • Friday 22 March, College Photos (R-6, 9, 10, siblings)

Week 9

  • Monday 25 March, College Photos (7, 8, 11, 12)
  • Mon 25-Thur 28 March, R-2 Swimming
  • Friday 29 March, Public Holiday (Good Friday)

Week 10   

  • Monday 1 April, Public Holiday (Easter Monday)
  • Tues 2-Fri 5 April, Arts Week
  • Thursday 4 April, Non-Uniform Day for Arts Week
  • Friday 5 April, Year 12 Formal

Week 11    

  • Friday 12 April, Last Day of Term 1 (2pm Dismissal)

Please refer to the school website for ongoing events: https://www.reynellaec.sa.edu.au/events/

Mobile Phone Policy

A reminder that all student mobile phones and smartwatches are to be switched off on College grounds, then stored in their locked locker from the start of the school day until the end of the school day. As part of the state-wide government policy, students cannot access their phones or smartwatches during break times. Students who wish to purchase items at the canteen will need to bring an EFTPOS card, or even better, pre-order via the Qkr! app.

New Staff

We warmly welcome the following new teachers to REC in 2024:

  • Frank Mittiga, Head of Primary Years P-6
  • Jen Melta, Early Years Coordinator
  • Bron O’Sullivan, Reception
  • Georgy Ingham, Year 1
  • Xavier Player, Year 1/2
  • Amy Hughes, Primary Health & Physical Education
  • We also welcome back Year 5 teacher Matt Wall
  • Tom Jolly, House Leader, Secondary English/Global Studies
  • Victoria Corbett, Student Wellbeing, Secondary Visual Arts/Tech
  • Kirsty Ramsey, Secondary Home Ec/Child Studies
  • Sarah Bradley, Secondary Music
  • Danielle Speer, Secondary Arts
  • Penny Collins, Secondary Science
  • We also have a number of new SSOs in administration, grounds and classroom support.


At the start of a school year you may receive lots of information from various sources, which can seem overwhelming. Below is a summary of the different methods of keeping up to date about the College and your child’s schooling.

  • Email is our primary method of communication, particularly for whole school events and important information.
  • Seqta enables you to communicate with teachers of students in Years 7-12.
  • Seesaw enables you to communicate with your child’s primary school teachers.
  • Our College website has just about everything you need to know about REC, including events, uniform, college life and curriculum information: reynellaec.sa.edu.au
  • Our website newsfeed is our version of a school newsletter. Stories are published here: reynellaec.sa.edu.au/news and on Fridays we’ll send you an email with the news headlines.
  • We also run several college and special interest social media pages:
  • Official Facebook: @reynellaeastcollege
  • Official Instagram: @reynellaeastcollege
  • Community at REC Facebook: @RECCommunityNoticeboard
  • Sport at REC Facebook: @recsportsday
  • Volleyball at REC Facebook: @Volleyball-at-REC
  • Library at REC Facebook: @reynellaeastcollegelibrary
  • Old Scholars at REC Facebook: @REColdscholars
  • International at REC Instagram: @reynella_east_international

Please do not ask questions via social media comments or messages as they are not regularly monitored. Instead, contact teachers via Seqta or Seesaw, or for general College enquiries email [email protected] or call 8329 2300.

Warren Symonds – Principal