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Mission and values

Redlynch State College has a reputation as being one of the first choice education providers for students and their families in the Cairns area.  Our College provides an environment where everyone sees themselves as a learner and thinks about each person’s future as a successful member of society.

Our motto – On The Tracks to Success

In the early days as a small school, Redlynch State School students and teachers would greet and wave to passengers on the Kuranda Scenic Train every morning as a tradition.  This tradition became the school’s Motto – On The Tracks To Success whereby students would work to their best abilities to be 'on track' for their futures.  Our Motto has remained and grown into our Vision and School Wide Philosophy.

Our vision – Learning in our Valley. Thinking Beyond the Hills.

At Redlynch State College we are all life-long learners and we model this to all students to instil a love of learning.  Our goal is to foster optimal individual learning through our Prep to Year 12 seamless curriculum starting in our foundational Prep to Year 2 area into our Junior Primary Years 3 to 6, flowing into our Junior Secondary Years 7 to 9 and then our Senior Secondary Years 10 to 12.  We are continuously thinking beyond the hills with our aim of every student achieving paid employment, a trade apprenticeship, or further studies in the trades or university. The community spirit from the early days as a community school has remained with a friendly and inviting feel to the College.  Learning in our valley makes the connection between valleys as being safe havens in nature and our safe learning and working environment.  We believe that our daily interactions have direct impact on the future lives of all stakeholders.  Our approach to teaching and the rapport and relationships we develop with students impacts on their learning in a positive way.

Our school wide philosophy – Respect, Safety, Connections, Equity, Quality (RSCEQ)

Respect – The relationships we build between all staff, students, parents and the community is at the centre of all we achieve.  Maintaining these relationships can be difficult, but worthwhile, especially when they are needed.

Safety -  Every child deserves the right to experience success and as parents, carers and staff we are entrusted with their learning achievements.

Connections - As a parent or carer, connecting with your child’s education to support the staff who connect the learning experiences from Prep to Year 12 means that we all make the effort to engage in conversations with each other to make sure that what you do supports what is taught in any class at our College – we are one College!

Equity - We are an inclusive College and that means that every child has every opportunity to learn at their own personal best.

Quality - We have quality staff, in the practice of providing quality curriculum through quality learning experiences, and quality students, parents and carers working as a team which leads to quality student outcomes.  From Prep through to Year 12 we have a unique opportunity to provide a quality education.