Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Redlands

Throughout its 130 year history Redlands has sought to be an independent provider of education that continually moves with the times, while continuing to cherish its history and valued traditions.

The Redlands Learning Platform

Academic learning lies at that heart of our mission. Our academic program aims to cater for diversity of interests and abilities, while ensuring that core competencies are addressed. The Redlands Learning Platform underpins the planning of our programs of study, their delivery in classrooms, and assessment. It uses two world-recognised high quality frameworks directed at achieving enjoyable, challenging, meaningful and effective learning. With the active participation of students in their learning we seek to move students progressively in skills and attitude towards being both independent and co-operative learners, We aim to take students beyond the acquisition of knowledge to a deeper understanding of concepts and ideas. To this end we promote the skills of higher-order thinking, challenging students to apply their knowledge and understanding to problems and situations previously not experienced.

HSC and IB

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose a course of study leading either to the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate (IB). Redlands has offered the IB for over 25 years, longer than any other school in New South Wales.

Our approach to discipline aims to provide a safe and constructive environment for learning, and promotes self-respect and respect for others and for the School. Its ultimate goal is the internalising of self-discipline.

Opportunities

The academic program is importantly complemented by a wealth of sporting, cultural and service extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that invite students to contribute existing experience and expertise as well as exploring new opportunities. Highlights include a comprehensive Snowsports program, Sailing, a Winter School at the High Country Campus and a Ballet and Dance Academy. All students are expected to participate in at least one extra-curricular activity and one co-curricular activity each year. These programs are designed to expand social experience, encourage active contribution to the School community, help students to develop teamwork, leadership and other associated skills.

The total mix of the Redlands offering aims to provide our students with a rich and balanced education, preparing them for future roles as good and responsible citizens and successful and active members and leaders of society. In this regard, the development of key values, attitudes and dispositions is a crucial part of our educational intention for every student.

School Motto

Our Redlands School motto “Let your light shine” epitomises our expectation that all students will seek to do their very best in all that they undertake, that they will pursue excellence, and that their efforts will not be simply for their own benefit but also importantly for the benefit of others.

Our Teachers

Redlands seeks to engage and to develop continuously staff who are highly knowledgeable in their subject areas and in the art and science of teaching. We aim to employ teachers who are, or aspire to be, leaders in their field. Our teachers are encouraged to focus on innovation and to bring the best educational theory and practice into the classroom. As a result, students and teachers are jointly engaged in learning which is varied, stimulating and ongoing. Redlands teachers appreciate the importance of role modelling and seek to convey to their students their own passion and commitment to life and learning.

Our Community

The Redlands community is a diverse, participative community of highly motivated people, which readily accepts newcomers. It’s a very inclusive and collaborative culture where individuality is also welcomed, respected and celebrated.

Redlands is an outward-looking school, developing well-rounded, confident young adults who are prepared for post-school life. Our graduates have recorded success in the full range of careers both within Australia and internationally; Many contribute importantly to their communities, and carry with them the values that have underpinned their education at Redlands.

I invite you to explore the options at Redlands for your child.

Dr Peter Lennox
Principal