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.
For students, this means that you will:
For staff, this means that we will: