Key Dates to be updated

2020
Term 1: 28 January (school teachers start) to 27 March
Term 2: 14 April to 26 June
Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
Term 4: 5 October to 18 December

For a list of future years term dates, please click the link below
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/datesterm.aspx

Red Cliffs Secondary uniforms can be purchased from Lowes.  Shop T47 Mildura Central, Cnr Deakin Avenue & 15th Street Mildura.

Phone 5021 0463, or shop online at https://www.lowes.com.au/schools-online/red-cliffs-secondary-college

Due to the difficulties in suppliers providing the grey track pants, College Council have approved the following interim measure:

  • approved grey pants/shorts/skirts are still part of the uniform and can continue to be worn
  • Council have approved (as an interim measure) the wearing of completely black track pants or dress pants (male and female).
  • Must be completely black – no logos/stripes etc.
  • there is no stipulation as to where these are purchased from
  • The following items are not  permitted:
    • leggings/yoga/exercise pants
    • jeans
  • Shoes are still to be all black

This interim change will remain in place until further notice.

Families who are experiencing financial hardship regarding school uniform should contact the school to discuss various opportunities available to provide support.

For more information on the school uniform, click here

The Red Cliffs Secondary College’s Wellbeing program is central to the College’s goal of developing resilient, compassionate, successful, citizens. The Wellbeing team works to support and challenge students to explore ways to develop their psychological, social, mental, emotional, spiritual, academic and physical health. If students are happy and healthy, they will have the opportunity to reach their capacity for learning, performance and educational outcomes. The program works to ensure the college environment is respectful and inclusive of all, and celebrates the diverse cultures and backgrounds within the college community so every student feels valued and accepted.

The challenges young people are experiencing are diverse, and the Wellbeing program is designed to provide them with the relevant support and care that could be any one of the following:

  • information that will assist them in making positive choices in their lives
  • identifying issues that are impacting on them and creating new ways of understanding and managing these issues. This may include developing problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, restoring harm, de-escalating and self-regulation skills
  • advocacy, mediation or negotiation with family, friends, peers or teachers
  • assistance in exploring and developing their strengths, resilience, compassion, self-belief and confidence to manage the ever presenting challenges of life
  • support for change, loss and grief in their lives
  • referrals to Student Support Services or external agencies

Primary Prevention and Early Intervention programs:

  • All junior school students participate each year in a wellbeing day that aims to build their resilience and compassion for others. These include: Managing Change for Year 7s; Staying Safe Day for Year 8s; and Mental Health Day for Year 9s.
  • Senior school students are invited to train as Supportive Friends and Peer Leaders.
  • The Wellbeing team members are also invited into classes to complement student learnings.

Early Intervention Programs: when needed the team will run small group programs to develop social skills, managing grief, regulating emotions, coping with stress, and mindfulness.  

Student voice and empowerment is created with the senior school network of trained Peer Leaders and Supportive Friends that works to enhance a warm, safe and welcoming culture where young people are heard, respected and valued. These two programs contribute to a healthy and happy community environment at the college with selected leaders facilitating sessions in the junior school wellbeing days. The juniors love learning from the seniors.

The Hugh Williamson Wellbeing Centre consists of: four offices, a waiting area, a wellbeing classroom fitted out with a kitchen and a large covered decking area. It provides an environment for students who may need a quiet and safe space at difficult times.

The Wellbeing Team is a team of dedicated professionals who have many years of experience between them, and who work alongside the Student Support Team:

  • Julia Lohmeyer (College Nurse) has worked in a variety of settings and her focus is health promotion.
  • Rebekah Milne (College Chaplain) is a family therapist and a local pastor.
  • Barb O’Hara (College Wellbeing Co-ordinator) is a social worker and has worked at Student Support Services and as the region’s Wellbeing and Drug Educator.

The team also works closely with the Student Support Services Team and a variety of external agencies to ensure every student gets the support and care they need.

Accessing Wellbeing Support

Students are able to self-refer by attending the Wellbeing Centre but they are encouraged to speak to the Year Level Co-ordinator or Sub School Leader to organise a referral.
Families are able to contact the Wellbeing Co-ordinator to organise a referral for their child.
We welcome enquiries from families about the Wellbeing program, and how we can support your children to enjoy reaching their optimum wellbeing and their potential.

Doctors in Secondary Schools (DiSS) program

The service is a no cost, youth friendly service and a GP and nurse are available on Thursdays in the DiSS consulting rooms next door to the wellbeing centre. DiSS:

  • Makes primary health care more accessible to students
  • Provides support to young people through the early identification of health problems
  • Reduces the pressure on working families
  • Ensures student confidentiality

Apps and Websites

au.reachout.comyouth issues
brave4you.psy.uq.edu.auworry/anxiety program
bullyingnoway.gov.aubullying 
The Check-In Apphelp supporting a friend
The Smiling Mind Appmindfulness
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au health
www.eheadspace.org.aumental health issues
www.parentline.vic.gov.auDepartment of Education and Training
www.parentline.com.aulinked with kidshelpline
www.yodda.org.auyouth, drugs and alcohol advice
www.youthbeyondblue.commental health issues

 

Numbers

Centacare Family Services5051 0050
Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS)5022 3500
Orange Door/Child and Family Information, Referral and Support Team (ChildFIRST)1300 625 533
Child Protection1300 664 997 or 131 278 (AH)
Headspace5021 2400
KidsHelpLine 24/71800 551 800
LifeLine 24/7131 114
Mallee Domestic Violence 24/75021 2130
Mallee Family Care502 5966
Mallee Sexual Assault 24/75025 5400
Mental Health Triage and Acute Community Intervention Service 24/75022 3500
Mildura District Aboriginal Services (MDAS)5018 4100
Murray Mallee Community Legal Service1800 243 002
ParentLine132 289
Suicide Call Back Service1300 659 467
Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council (SMECC)5022 1006
Sunraysia Community Health Services5022 5444


The college has an extremely strong performing arts program which includes Music, Drama, Theatre Studies and Dance. The showcase of the performing arts program is the college’s annual Variety Night which is held at the Mildura Arts Centre each year in August. The show has a theme each year which students prepare items for, both in class and in lunchtime programs.  With a cast and crew of over 100 the show has become a highlight of the college calendar. Students attend a rehearsal camp where they learn whole cast items and fine tune others as well as spending a full week in the theatre.

Theatre week involves exposing students to the world of “theatre”. They learn about the workings of backstage, lighting, props, costumes, “theatre etiquette” and of the joy of live performance.

 

Member Category Member Name Current Term Start Date Current Term End Date Office Held
DET
David Browne
Principal
DET
Melissa Sleep
26/03/2019
March 2021
N/A
Parent
Patty Dowling
21/05/2019
March 2021
N/A
Student
Raza Ibrahimi
26/03/2019
March 2021
N/A
DET
Wendy Hateley
26//03/2019
March 2021
N/A
DET
Kylie Morrish
17/03/2020
March 2022
N/A
Community
Phil Hand
26/03/2019
March 2021
N/A
Community
William Maher
17/03/2020
March 2022
Vice President
Parent
Carolyn Nulty
26/03/2019
March 2021
President
Community
Paige Woods
17/03/2020
March 2022
N/A
DET
Peter Manno
17/03/2020
March 2022
N/A
Student
Mackenzie Phelan
17/03/2020
March 2022
N/A
Parent
Donna Stewart
28/04/2020
March 2022
N/A
Parent
Nicole Rhode
17/03/2020
March 2022
N/A
Parent
Debra Orsini
26/03/2020
March 2022
N/A
Community
Vacant Position
26/03/2019
March 2021
N/A
Parent
Philip Gourlay
17/03/2020
March 2022
N/A