About Us

A centre

of excellence

for education

in the

Southern Vales

Principal’s Welcome

It is a privilege to be the principal of Reynella East College (REC), a large, vibrant and exciting Public Education Pre-school to Year 12 school in the south of Adelaide.

At REC, we provide a unique one-stop seamless education for over 1800 children and young people. Since the amalgamation in 2013, we have developed a whole school culture that provides a smorgasbord of rich opportunities and experiences and a real sense of belonging. Whilst we continue to develop programs that promote whole school identity, our students are strongly connected through smaller learning communities.

Our aim is to provide progressive, challenging and inclusive educational programs and environments as we strive for a World Class education. We are committed to continuous improvement and we continue to innovate and grow our practice and programs to meet the current and future needs of young people. Our curriculum provides multiple academic and vocational pathways, and the development of transdisciplinary skills, such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and problem-solving. We challenge and equip our young people with the skills and dispositions, knowledge and confidence necessary to contribute as active, engaged citizens of their local and global context.

We have developed creative and flexible learning spaces and facilities that reflect contemporary thinking. Our Master Plan demonstrates our long term vision for education for the future. Our sports grounds and play spaces reflect our commitment to the highest standards and support social and physical development and diverse needs and interests of our children and young people. Children develop a range of skills and capabilities through play-based approaches, access to nature-play and outdoor performance spaces that encourage creativity, risk-taking and problem solving.

At Reynella East College we believe that our vibrant and successful international education program enriches learning and supports personal growth for all students. It brings diverse linguistic and cultural perspectives into the lives of students, strengthens values such as harmony and tolerance and increases understanding and respect. It gives students the opportunity to form new friendships and relationships, and opportunities to experience other countries. In today’s increasingly globalised society, our program helps students prepare for the dynamic nature of diversity in the contemporary world.

I invite you to come on a tour of the school – to see us in action. Gain a sense of the learning and relationships that exist in every classroom, experience our culture, and observe the pride we have for our school and for all those who pass through its doors.

Warm regards
Caroline Green

Our Vision

A centre of excellence for education in the Southern Vales

Our Values

Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Excellence

Our Mission

Inspiring Success

Reynella East College’s mission is to develop responsible adults who respect diversity, success, self worth, creativity and friendship.

For students, this means that you will:

  • Learn the skills necessary for your future
  • Become an independent and motivated learner
  • Respect other people’s beliefs and cultural background
  • Recognise that you can achieve your goals
  • Celebrate and share in the success of others
  • Respect yourself for who you are, and not what you believe others want you to be
  • Be open to new ways of thinking
  • Value friends and positive relationships both in the school and the wider community
  • Become a valued member of local, national and global communities

For staff, this means that we will:

  • Be flexible, adaptable and continue to develop our teaching and learning skills to world class standards
  • Be supportive and collaborative and build working relationships based on mutual respect with students, parents and other members of the school community
  • Value each student as an individual
  • Provide a safe, caring and enjoyable working environment, where students want to be
  • Provide opportunities for students to demonstrate creativity by modelling enterprise and creativity in our own teaching
  • Value and promote relationships between members of the school