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Redlands is a dynamic, inspiring and nurturing co-educational  grammar school which welcomes students from Preschool to Year 12 HSC and International Baccalaureate (IB), with a tradition for excellence in academia, sporting and cultural pursuits. Founded in 1884, Redlands offers an educational experience designed to inspire individual achievement and confidence for life. Redlands is set in attractive, well-maintained campuses in Cremorne, close to Sydney Harbour.

Redlands is a dynamic, inspiring and nurturing learning community from Pre-school to Year 12, which offers an educational experience designed to inspire individual achievement and confidence for life. An extensive range of programs — sports, creative, outdoor service — gives students the opportunity to learn, achieve and develop their unique skills and talents. The rich and balanced education program is aimed at developing well-rounded, confident and compassionate young adults who are encouraged to let their lights shine brightly — at school and beyond.

The school’s positive and inclusive co-educational learning environment encourages mutual respect between girls and boys and develops emotional intelligence, maturity and inclusiveness, all critical attributes for life in the 21st century. In learning together both in and out of the classroom, students share a rich diversity of ideas and experiences to broaden their perspectives and enhance their academic performance. Redlands’ graduates are prepared to make a natural transition to the adult world and to confidently embrace the challenges and new opportunities that lie ahead. 

The learning program is underpinned by the Redlands Learning Platform. Based on two world-recognised learning frameworks, this school-wide 21st-century approach to teaching and learning develops skills of deep understanding and complex reasoning and effective habits of mind, enabling students to apply their knowledge to solving real-life problems.The school has offered the International Baccalaureate for more than 25 years, longer than any other school in NSW. Today, over 30 per cent of Redlands students are enrolled in the IB Diploma, studying an extensive range of subjects with the guidance of specialist IB teachers. This choice of HSC or IB offers studentsthe flexibility to develop their own individual pathway to academic success.

In the 2013 HSC and IB examinations:

  • Eight students achieved an ATAR of 98 or more
  • 42 students achieved an ATAR of 90 or more Redlands’ “whole of school” approach enables students to learn in a progressive sequence, ensuring each educational stage ments earlier learning phases and lays the foundation for successful learning future.

The four specialist learning environments recognise the individual needs of students at different stages of development and build independence, skills and confidence at each level.

  • Pre-school: Three and four year olds, including a Transition Class
  • Prep School: Kindergarten – Year 2
  • Junior School: Years 3 – 6
  • Secondary School: Years 7 – 12

Redlands offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities covering all interests from sport to music, performing and  visual arts, academic and leadership, and and community service, providing students with the encouragement to explore their individual interests, talents and passions. The range of extra-curricular activities includes acting, musical theatre, film making, ballet, jazz, modern dance, choirs, orchestra, stage band, concert band, rock bands, sound engineering, equestrian, debating, astronomy, chess, life drawing, painting, engineering, robotics, The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme and surf life-saving.

There is a very wide choice of sports both in the Junior and Secondary Schools.Sports available include basketball, netball, football, rugby, hockey, touch football, rowing, tennis, cricket, athletics, swimming, snow sports, sailing and water polo. Highlights include comprehensive snow sports and sailing programs, a Winter  School at the school’s High Country Campus in Jindabyne and an integrated Ballet and Dance Academy. The learning environment is enriched by the 25 per cent of students and families who are welcomed from more than 30 countries of birth. Nationalities represented include Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, China, Korea, South Africa and New Zealand.

Electives Years 7 to 10: English, Mathematics, Science, History,
Geography, Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, Drama, Music, Visual
Arts, Dance, Classical Ballet, Commerce, Design & Technology, Information
and Software Technology, Christian Studies, PDHPE.

Electives Years 11 and 12 (HSC): English, Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Ancient History,
Modern History, Studies of Religion, Chinese, French, German, Spanish,
Japanese, Latin, Drama, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Information Processes and
Technology, Software Design & Development, Design & Technology, Textiles Technology, PDHPE.

Electives Years 11 and 12 (IB): English, Mathematics, Mathematical
Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies,
History, Geography, Economics, Business & Management, French, German,
Spanish, Latin, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Theory
of Knowledge, Extended Essay, Creativity/Action/Service.

Sport: Athletics, basketball, cricket, cross-country, football,
futsal, hockey, netball, rowing, rugby union, sailing, skiing, snowboarding,
surfing, swimming, tennis, touch football, waterpolo, weight training.

Extracurricular activities: Choir, chamber music, orchestra, concert
band, rock bands, stage band, drama, musical theatre, classical ballet, jazz
ballet, modern dance, debating, public speaking, ceramics, chess, computer,
environment, equestrian, gymnastics, rock climbing, model solar car, Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: A strong and developmentally structured pastoral care system and comprehensive leadership development and service programs aim to provide

support and encouragement for each student.

Special features: Educational philosophy The Redlands Learning
Platform; 20 years of International Baccalaureate; Winter School at Jindabyne
combining academic study with snow sports training; extensive Outdoor Education
program with camps from Years 2–11; dedicated Ballet & Dance Academy. Redlands
offers scholarships in the following areas: academic, merit/all rounder, music,
ballet and dance.

From the school: Redlands is a dynamic learning community offering
an extensive range of opportunities — academic, sports, creative, outdoor
education, service — for students to learn, to achieve and to develop their unique skills and talents.

The co-educational learning environment exposes students to a
diversity of ideas that can improve their academic performance and our top
students demonstrate that both boys and girls achieve academic excellence in
the same mixed gender environment in which they will live their future lives.
Our rich and balanced education program is aimed at developing well-rounded,
confident and compassionate young adults with the knowledge capability and
confidence to let their lights shine — at school and beyond.

Principal: Dr Peter Lennox

Religion None
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1600 students
Fees: Over 16k
$17,500 (kindergarten) to $25,300 (year 12). ib and full-fee-paying overseas students’ fees are available on application. contact the registrar for details.
Phone
02 9909******* 02 9909 3133
Fax
02 9909******* 02 9909 3228
Address 272 Military Road, Cremorne 2090
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