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Our Uniform Is Here!
We are excited to share the long-awaited launch of the Riverbanks College B-12 uniform with the community.

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Enrolment Interviews Start Monday 18 October.
We are looking forward to meeting you and your child to discuss individual needs and to provide vital information about the school and our transition process.
Booking details have been sent to your inbox. If you have not received your email please check your junk or spam folders. If you need support booking your interview please contact us at RBC.Enrolment669@schools.sa.edu.au

We are looking forward to meeting all of our students and families at the upcoming R-8 enrolment interviews. If your child has a potential barrier to success (disability, learning, social or behaviour difficulties) that impacts on their learning and well-being and you feel that they would benefit from having additional transition support we would love for you to come along to our community pop up event to meet the inclusion team to discuss.

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We have had many questions regarding bus services.  Subject to new enrolments, school bus services will most likely be arranged by the Department’s Transport Services Unit, for year 7 and 8 students who reside in the Two Wells, Lewiston and Virginia districts in accordance with the Department’s School Transport Policy criteria.

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rorys

Rory’s Group will be providing healthy and nutritious school lunches for all Riverbanks College students and will have a cafeteria onsite for the older students, teachers and parents. Click on the link below to find out more information.

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gender-neutral-toilets

We have had a number of questions regarding the design and functionality of our toilets across the school and we would like to address a few main design and safety features.  Click on the link below to find out more information.

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Our school has been featured in the Playford News Magazine produced by the City of Playford, featuring our principal, Joe Priolo.

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We have just hired our first round of Foundation Teacher Leaders.  We would like to welcome  the following teachers to the Riverbanks College B-12 team.

Amanda Batten – Curriculum and Pedagogy R-6
Natasha Meachin – Inclusion – Disability Unit
Rebecca Bolton – Science/Maths and Numeracy
Jane Marshall – English/HASS and Literacy
Kylie Christians – Head of Wellbeing
Camille Young – Timetable, Daily Operations and Reporting

We have just hired our first round of paraprofessional staff.  We would like to welcome the following paraprofessional staff to the Riverbanks College B-12 team

Sharon Steinhauer – IESP Assistant
Joanne Bussenschutt – Student Services
Julie Manser – Library and Learning Resources Officer
Pauline Lattin – Reception & Office Administration
Zoe Alford – Reception & Student Services B-6
Leanne Pool – Technologies & Productive Garden Assistant

We have just hired our Paraprofessional Foundation Leaders.  We would like to welcome the following foundation leaders to the Riverbanks College B-12 team.

Julie Heddle – Business Leader
Vicki Steel – Financial Services Manager
Nav Singh – Senior ICT Support
Kylie Braddock – Executive Assistant / Capacity Management
Melissa Bagnara – Marketing and Events Manager
Skye Woodcock – Laboratory & STEM Manager

Our Team is Continually Growing

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Paraprofessional Staff
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Expressions of Interest for 2023!
As the end of 2022 is approaching and we begin to plan for 2023. If your child will be in year 6-9 in 2023, they can level up their maths skills with the help of an online tutor – for free!
Students can receive 30 minutes of one-to-one tutoring twice a week for 10 weeks with an experienced maths teacher.
Our students have access to this exciting opportunity as we nominated to participate in the Department for Education’s Learning+ program. All costs are covered by the department.
Please refer to the Learning+ website for more information about the program and to complete the online EOI form for tutoring in Term 1, 2023.
www.education.sa.gov.au/learningplus
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Expressions of Interest for 2023!
As the end of 2022 is approaching and we begin to plan for 2023. If your child will be in year 6-9 in 2023, they can level up their maths skills with the help of an online tutor – for free! 
Students can receive 30 minutes of one-to-one tutoring twice a week for 10 weeks with an experienced maths teacher. 
Our students have access to this exciting opportunity as we nominated to participate in the Department for Education’s Learning+ program. All costs are covered by the department. 
Please refer to the Learning+ website for more information about the program and to complete the online EOI form for tutoring in Term 1, 2023.
www.education.sa.gov.au/learningplus

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All done ! ✔️ thankyou

Catherine James xx

Awesome work

Kelly do we talk to Jayke about doing this.....

Highly recommend this! Both my children signed up for this for term 4 and it is a very valuable opportunity. One on one tuition with a maths teacher, twice a week for half an hour. 😁.

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Last night we hosted our very first music concert, Riverbanks Rocks. We are very proud of our students who battled through their nerves to play and sing beautifully. We even saw our music teacher, Mrs Rugari, join in and demonstrate she can play any instrument she picks up.
Well done to all the performers and thank you everyone who came to watch and support. It was wonderful to see our theatre seats filled with parents and caregivers.
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Well done & congratulations to all

They all did a great job. I enjoyed the way Mrs Rugari supported every student to do their best, the duets worked well. It was a very enjoyable evening.

Excellent performance by everyone,,, had a great time

Dan Fleming

Great to experience the theatre and the kids all did an amazing job ❤️

Well done to everyone involved. I was so proud to see my boys up there performing with such confidence. All of the musicians did an amazing job, nerves and all. I can't wait until the next one. Well done Amanda and Riverbanks, it was a great night. 👏 👏 👏

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⚠️Last Chance ⚠️
The Book Club Issue 8 orders close tomorrow! 📚

Check the online catalogue at issuu.com/scholastic.../docs/bc_8-22_au_issuu...

Register and order at www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP
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⚠️Last Chance ⚠️
The Book Club Issue 8 orders close tomorrow! 📚

Check the online catalogue at https://issuu.com/scholastic.../docs/bc_8-22_au_issuu... 

Register and order at https://www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP

🔔 Reminder 🚨
Tomorrow is transition day for special class students and support staff from 9.00am to 11:45am.
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Tomorrow is transition day for special class students and support staff from 9.00am to 11:45am.

Please save the date for our R-6 concert.
Bookings will go live next week and you will receive an email to book
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Please save the date for our R-6 concert. 
Bookings will go live next week and you will receive an email to book

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Are there any plans for a late afternoon or evening session for the parents that work?

Yes i thought It would have been an evening event as well for all to attend

Hayley Barratt Melissa Hughes Jessica Ford

Sarah Worrall Emma Kinlough

Shane Dale

Shay Catlin

How long does the concert go for ??

Riverbanks College B-12 is there an update as to when the email will be sent with the link for tickets?

Riverbanks College B-12 any updates if an evening event will take place ? My boys are very disappointed that I can't attend 😕

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Need to reorder uniforms?
Belgravia have just replenished their stock with lots of sizes of each item. Size 14 shorts are still out of stock, but will be received in time for the new school year.
Place your orders at www.belgraviaapparelschools.com/collections/riverbanks-college-b-12
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Need to reorder uniforms?
Belgravia have just replenished their stock with lots of sizes of each item. Size 14 shorts are still out of stock, but will be received in time for the new school year.
Place your orders at https://www.belgraviaapparelschools.com/collections/riverbanks-college-b-12

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It's a pitty your uniforms are extremely poor quality! All families have enough to worry about financially and now we also need to buy new uniforms every 3 months as they are ruined quickly.

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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Tomorrow will be our first transition day for special class students and parents from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Tomorrow will be our first transition day for special class students and parents from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

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Shay Catlin he looks young here, maybe it's the hat lol

Shay Catlin. Check out this perfect picture ❤️❤️

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Our students are putting on a concert called Riverbanks Rocks next Wednesday 30 November.
We would love to see the Riverbanks Community support our budding musicians at their upcoming performance.
Tickets are free of charge, please complete a form to indicate attendance. forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6fS7c4gGRkmuqb0LtA7PB00uOZUPJEtAi0CIz1XpneVUNklMRkNJU...
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Our students are putting on a concert called Riverbanks Rocks next Wednesday 30 November.
We would love to see the Riverbanks Community support our budding musicians at their upcoming performance. 
Tickets are free of charge, please complete a form to indicate attendance. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6fS7c4gGRkmuqb0LtA7PB00uOZUPJEtAi0CIz1XpneVUNklMRkNJUzRJODgxQ0EwSDdNN1lDNkJJNi4u

🔔 Reminder 🚨
Monday 28 November is a pupil free day.
Our staff will be taking part in professional development.
If you need to make alternative care arrangements, the OSHC service will be available and can be booked through YMCA if spaces are available.
For more key dates for the 2022 school year go to www.riverbankscollege.sa.edu.au/keydates
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Monday 28 November is a pupil free day.
Our staff will be taking part in professional development.
If you need to make alternative care arrangements, the OSHC service will be available and can be booked through YMCA if spaces are available. 
For more key dates for the 2022 school year go to https://www.riverbankscollege.sa.edu.au/keydates

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Bowdie Bradwell

Jade Bradwell

Jason Stewart

Carol Goggins

Riley Hayford

Lol Jess so I missed this reminder last week 🤦🏻‍♀️

Amber Cotton we missed this one lol 😆

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We are very proud to have our teacher, Jonathon Lewis, make it to the top 20 nominated best South Australian teachers. If your child is a current or previous student of Mr Lewis and you think he is deserving of this award, which we all know he is, please vote now!We asked who South Australia’s best teachers were and you answered with hundreds of nominations flooding in, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top 20 contenders from across the state.

📍 Get voting now: bit.ly/3OiRWbt
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We are very proud to have our teacher, Jonathon Lewis, make it to the top 20 nominated best South Australian teachers. If your child is a current or previous student of Mr Lewis and you think he is deserving of this award, which we all know he is, please vote now!

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He most certainly is the best teacher ever.

He definitely is a great teacher! My son loved him over at AV primary

Well done Tracey Sandford!

Lucas constantly tells me that he wants Mr Lewis as his teacher next year. 😊 Well deserved!

Best teacher my daughter ever had reception was the only year has completed fully in the classroom all because Mr Lewis gave her the support she needed 💙 it's a pitty it wasn't followed through in year 1 or 2 but shes heading into a disability unit next year and still talks about Mr Lewis and what he did for her 😀 good luck Mr Lewis

Natty Jade

Jacinta Maree Pryor he is at riverbanks!

Steven Shaw does the link work for you to vote for Mr Lewis?

Such an amazing teacher, our daughter was so scared of having a male teacher but he made her feel comfortable and settled. Couldn't have asked for a better teacher, good luck.

and at the end of the day he is crows supporter so he will ALWAYS have my vote 🤣🤣🤣😉

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Riverbanks College is a White Ribbon workplace.
The Department for Education was first accredited 15/7/2016. As part of the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program the department achieved the significant milestone of re-accreditation - demonstrating our ongoing commitment to gender equality and creating a safe and inclusive workplace for everyone. www.whiteribbon.org.au/
#WhiteRibbonDay #WRD2022 #EndGenderedViolence
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Riverbanks College is a White Ribbon workplace. 
The Department for Education was first accredited 15/7/2016.  As part of the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program the department achieved the significant milestone of re-accreditation - demonstrating our ongoing commitment to gender equality and creating a safe and inclusive workplace for everyone. https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/
#WhiteRibbonDay #WRD2022 #EndGenderedViolence

🔔 Reminder 🚨
Tomorrow will be the First LEGO League regional tournament at Riverbanks College.
Families are invited to come and spectate.
The opening ceremony will be held in the theatre at 9am. Food and drinks available for purchase, including a BBQ sausage sizzle.
The day will conclude with a closing ceremony in the theatre at 2.45pm.
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Tomorrow will be the First LEGO League regional tournament at Riverbanks College. 
Families are invited to come and spectate.
The opening ceremony will be held in the theatre at 9am. Food and drinks available for purchase, including a BBQ sausage sizzle.
The day will conclude with a closing ceremony in the theatre at 2.45pm.

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Hi is this open to spectators/ families who don't attend the school? My nephew would love to watch.

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The Book Club Issue 8 catalogue is out now! 📚
Orders close November 30.

Check the online catalogue at issuu.com/scholastic_australia/docs/bc_8-22_au_issuu?fr=sNzViNTM0NDU5MDI

Register and order today at www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP
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The Book Club Issue 8 catalogue is out now! 📚
Orders close November 30.

Check the online catalogue at https://issuu.com/scholastic_australia/docs/bc_8-22_au_issuu?fr=sNzViNTM0NDU5MDI 
 
Register and order today at https://www.scholastic.com.au/LOOP

🔔 Reminder 🚨
Our second session of family interviews for year Reception to Year 6 enrolments will be held tonight. We look forward to meeting with you all.
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Our second session of family interviews for year Reception to Year 6 enrolments will be held tonight. We look forward to meeting with you all.

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Daniel Myers

Scott Whitehead

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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Our First LEGO League regional tournament will be held at Riverbanks College this Saturday 19 November. Families are invited to come and spectate.
The opening ceremony will be held in the theatre at 9am. Food and drinks available for purchase, including a BBQ sausage sizzle.
The day will conclude with a closing ceremony in the theatre at 2.45pm.
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Our First LEGO League regional tournament will be held at Riverbanks College this Saturday 19 November. Families are invited to come and spectate.
The opening ceremony will be held in the theatre at 9am. Food and drinks available for purchase, including a BBQ sausage sizzle.
The day will conclude with a closing ceremony in the theatre at 2.45pm.

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Emma Palmer

Leigh Hockridge how good

Amanda Shoumack are u going to this ?

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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Roll up your sleeves, tomorrow is immunisation day for all our year 8 students.
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🔔 Reminder 🚨
Roll up your sleeves, tomorrow is immunisation day for all our year 8 students.

This week is Physical Education week. To celebrate we will have a range of PE activities running at break times, along with some individual and class challenges, including push-up challenges, steps challenges and a range of fun movement games.
#peweek22 #active #RiverbanksCollege
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This week is Physical Education week. To celebrate we will have a range of PE activities running at break times, along with some individual and class challenges, including push-up challenges, steps challenges and a range of fun movement games.
#PEWeek22 #active #RiverbanksCollege

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Thanks for participating in PE Week!

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Happy Kindness Day 🌻 ☀️
Today is World Happiness Day which connects perfectly with our key value of ‘kindness’ and our cultural driver ‘we are kind and relationship driven.’ We believe no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. How will you help spread kindness today?
#WorldKindnessDay
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Happy Kindness Day 🌻 ☀️
Today is World Happiness Day which connects perfectly with our key value of ‘kindness’ and our cultural driver ‘we are kind and relationship driven.’ We believe no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. How will you help spread kindness today?
#WorldKindnessDay

Riverbanks College staff pay respect and pause to honour the service and sacrifice of people who have served and are currently serving their country.
#remembranceday #lestweforget
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Riverbanks College staff pay respect and pause to honour the service and sacrifice of people who have served and are currently serving their country. 
#RemembranceDay #LestWeForget

Don’t forget the Colour Run will be happening next week Thursday 17 November. How is your fundraising tracking?
If you still need to create your child’s profile page and begin fundraising please go to australianfundraising.com.au/
Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct uniform with their white t-shirt underneath. For those students catching a bus home after school please change back into your uniform before getting on the bus.
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Don’t forget the Colour Run will be happening next week Thursday 17 November. How is your fundraising tracking?
If you still need to create your child’s profile page and begin fundraising please go to https://australianfundraising.com.au/ 
Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct uniform with their white t-shirt underneath.  For those students catching a bus home after school please change back into your uniform before getting on the bus.

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Riverbanks College B-12 Can parents come watch?

Riverbanks College B-12 what time is the colour run?

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👚Casual Day UPDATE👖
We apologise for the earlier post, we made a mistake.
Casual day is Friday 18 November with a gold coin donation.
All money raised will be used for robotics, STEM and innovation programs. Students will need to dress appropriately for casual day.
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👚Casual Day UPDATE👖
We apologise for the earlier post, we made a mistake.
Casual day is Friday 18 November with a gold coin donation.
All money raised will be used for robotics, STEM and innovation programs. Students will need to dress appropriately for casual day.

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Kelly Jayne

Andy Curtis Nene Marie date changed.

Bowdie Bradwell

Kelly Paterson

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Local Angle Vale company, FreshPak, have joined forces with the Wellbeing Team, and each week donate a large quantity of incredibly fresh and delicious fruit. This fruit is enjoyed by students at Breakfast Club and provided to students who may be without recess. FreshPak offer a fruit and vegetable delivery service which is free for those within a 50km radius from the CBD (this includes Angle Vale). If you are interested in having a look at this fantastic business and trying out one of their packs, please head to freshpak.store ... See MoreSee Less

Local Angle Vale company, FreshPak, have joined forces with the Wellbeing Team, and each week donate a large quantity of incredibly fresh and delicious fruit. This fruit is enjoyed by students at Breakfast Club and provided to students who may be without recess. FreshPak offer a fruit and vegetable delivery service which is free for those within a 50km radius from the CBD (this includes Angle Vale). If you are interested in having a look at this fantastic business and trying out one of their packs, please head to freshpak.store

On Monday, the "Banks Bots" represented Riverbanks College at a VEX IQ robotics tournament. Both teams have been working hard for months, preparing to compete during weekly after school training and break times. We are very excited to announce that Banks Bots A have been invited to compete at the VEX IQ nationals held in Sydney in December! Congratulations to Aanika, Chloe, Xander and Austin! ... See MoreSee Less

We are very proud of our students performing so well and winning an award. Follow the link to watch our performance!Riverbanks College B-12 in SA have received a NATIONAL STORY AWARD - for excellence in performing arts and raising awareness in Entertainment for their Story-Dance "‘5,4,3,2,1…’".

Head Panellist Alix Kuijpers said “Riverbanks College presented a unique take on 2022's theme of RISE with a captivating telling of the five stages of grief. The story was a well chosen theme and there was a real sense of courage from the students performing.”

Watch their performance at www.wakakirri.com/showcase
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We are very proud of our students performing so well and winning an award. Follow the link to watch our performance!

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Absolutely sensational effort from all involved! What a spectacular performance

Such an amazing and moving performance 🌟

Skye Louise Draakesh

Congratulations.

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