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So far Andrew Kelly has created 33 blog entries.

Keeping in touch with our Yasuda friends in Hiroshima, Japan

Redeemer Lutheran school year 5 students saw how COVID-19 influences cultures in different ways recently in their regular video-link with sister school, Yasuda Elementary in Hiroshima. Redeemer year 5 students were greeted by a classroom full of mask-wearing children on their Skype call. “Whilst mask-wearing is a common practice in Japan, current COVID-19 regulations at Yasuda

Keeping in touch with our Yasuda friends in Hiroshima, Japan2020-08-11T10:03:39+09:30

Walking a Mile for the Homeless

In the lead up to their Year 7 Exhibition in September, two of the Exhibition teams that are focused on eliminating poverty participated in The Hutt St Centre’s ‘Walk a Mile’ Fundraiser on Friday in an ambient temperature of about 2 degrees. The event marked the culmination of the

Walking a Mile for the Homeless2020-08-11T09:35:50+09:30

Term 3 begins with a new Student Parliament

As Term 3 resumed in a 'new normal' during the COVID-19 pandemic, Redeemer Lutheran School and Barossa Council mayor Bim Lange swore in the school’s second-semester student leaders. The swearing-in assembly also marked Redeemer’s return to a physical, COVID-safe assembly for the first time in six months. During and since the COVID-19 lockdown, assemblies and worships have been delivered

Term 3 begins with a new Student Parliament2020-08-11T09:19:00+09:30

Redeemer finishes Term 2 on a high

Redeemer families celebrated the end of Term 2 with an inspired PFA-run 'Dress up your Dash' or 'Kar-dash-ian' competition to mark the anticipated end of relying on Kiss & Drop. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, families have done an amazing job using Kiss & Drop to deliver children of all ages to school each day, rather than walking them

Redeemer finishes Term 2 on a high2020-08-11T09:37:09+09:30

Redeemer in a strong national field for school of the year

Redeemer Lutheran School has built upon its 2019 Australian Education Award win for Innovation in Learning Environment Design by qualifying as a finalist for the Non-Government Primary School of the Year category at the 2020 awards. Principal Andrew Kelly said the finalist selection highlighted the strength of the school’s comprehensive learning philosophy from Early Learning to Year 7.

Redeemer in a strong national field for school of the year2020-08-11T11:58:44+09:30

Students return to classroom learning

Redeemer students had fully returned to school by early May after a successful period of home learning. With every crisis comes deep challenges and opportunities to transform and grow. The circumstances that Redeemer faced during this pandemic drove a faster pace of change than ever before, positively influencing and even accelerating opportunities to enhance Redeemer's 7 pillars for

Students return to classroom learning2020-06-02T09:48:07+09:30

Term 2 begins – at home

Term 2 of learning resumed at Redeemer today with students participating from their homes. Home learning started in the later weeks of term 1 before Barossa schools were temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 'cluster'. Pictured left, one of our younger students created her own laptop for video-conferencing, something children and families have got used to during this

Term 2 begins – at home2020-04-27T15:04:44+09:30

Mandatory Barossa School Closures

On Sunday night, 29 March 2020, the South Australian government ordered all schools in the Barossa Valley to close. Principal Andrew Kelly contacted school families that evening, saying in part "SA Health has elected to immediately close all schools in our region as a precautionary measure given a number of positive COVID-19 cases in our region. We have been informed

Mandatory Barossa School Closures2020-04-06T09:12:29+09:30

Year 7 Canberra camp

Year 7 students and a team of staff embarked on a week-long camp to our nation’s capital, Canberra. Over the past couple of years we have had the added bonus of visiting Sydney for the day, where our Year 7s see the sights of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and Bondi Beach. Students were fortunate to complete their camp

Year 7 Canberra camp2020-03-19T10:17:51+10:30

A Call to Service

Staff Called to Serve in Lutheran Schools In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul wrote: It was [God] who gave gifts to humankind; he appointed some to be apostles, others to be prophets, others to be evangelists, others to be pastors and teachers. He did this to prepare all God’s people for the work of Christian service, in

A Call to Service2020-01-30T10:21:11+10:30
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