BACK TO SCHOOL 2021 Information for RMC Families

FAQ for new families to RMC

Frequently Asked Questions to assist families in preparing for admission to RMC in 2021

Will there be an Orientation Day for new students?

All new students entering Rivermount College for the first time in 2021, will attend an Orientation Day on Monday 25 January, 2021. Information on the structure of the day will be provided closer to the date. 

A Prep Orientation morning will also be held on Thursday 26 November commencing at 8:45am.

Please view the orientation video's below to assist families in preparing for the new year.

View the Orientation Video for Prep and Year 7 

When will my child/children know what House they have been allocated to?

All new students will be allocated to a House prior to school commencing in 2021. Our Enrolments Team will notify families of the allocation in late January. Please note that siblings of current students will be allocated to the same House. The purchase of House shirts can be made once the House allocation has been finalised.

Click here for information on our Houses  

When do I receive my Parent Lounge access codes?

Access details, including username and password, will be emailed to parents in the first week of Term 1, 2021. Please ensure that you have provided the College with a current email address to enable this information to be communicated to you. 

When do I pay my fees?

Parents and caregivers will receive an invoice at the commencement of each school term. Payment can be made via BPay, direct debit or bank transfer or by visiting our Administration Office to pay in person. Invoices will be emailed to families and will also be available on your Parent Lounge Portal. 

How do I receive communication from the College?

To ensure that all families are kept well informed of important information and activities during the school year the following tools are available in addition to the Parent Lounge Portal and email communication.

  •  RMC Smartphone App – download free from the App Store for Apple devices or from Google Play for Android devices. Please enable notifications in the settings function of your device. The App provides a direct link to College newsletters, notices, events calendar, Parent Lounge, services such as the Retail Centre and Tuckshop and a valuable contacts list.
  • Facebook Groups – new families to the College in 2021 are able to join the closed Facebook Group NEW 2 RMC 2021. This link was emailed to all families upon confirmation of Enrolment. In January 2021, we will transfer members of this group to MY RMC COMMUNITY which is a closed Facebook group for current College families.
  • College website – the College website contains valuable information such as the weekly newsletter, event information and term dates.

How do I know what Uniforms to buy?

Our Personal Appearance and Uniform Policy provides you with a list of essential Uniform items for formal and sports attire. You can access the policy Here

We encourage all families to purchase items through our Retail Centre. An appointment can be made for a complete fit-out where the friendly Retail staff will be able to assist you with sizing and quantities. If purchasing second-hand, we remind families that uniforms must meet our standards and the College is unable to guarantee the quality of items sourced outside our Retail Centre. Second-hand items are available through the College, feel free to ask the Retail staff about availability.

Did you know that our Retail Centre now operates a Facebook Page for Second-hand items. You can join the group here. Our second-hand items are in excellent condition and meet our standards as outlined in the Uniform Policy.

What days of the week will my child wear their formal and sports uniform?

All students from Year 5 to Year 12 are required to wear their formal uniform to and from school each day. Students will need to purchase a sports bag and change prior to their physical education lesson.

For students in Prep to Year 4, set days for each uniform are scheduled. View the schedule here

How do I find my child/children's booklist and order the items I need for 2021?

We use Flexischools for the purchase of booklist items. Pre-orders are made at the end of 2020 and will be available for collection in January 2021. Our Retail Centre stocks all the items your child/children will need. You can set up an account for Flexischools here

What happens if I miss the online order date?

You can still purchase from our Retail Centre if you miss the closing date on Flexischools. An appointment will need to be made with the Centre to purchase your items.

How can I find out about Buses and transport for 2021?

The College is supported by a network of bus services for different areas. Please view the transport information for the College here

Is there a calendar of events available so I can plan my year?

Yes there is. We provide families with details of events at the College via the website and the App. You can access the current calendar here as well as view Important Dates, such as term dates here. A handy fridge magnet calendar is also available for families and includes special events, term dates, public holidays and pupil free days along with important staff contacts. A fridge calendar will be available from the Retail Centre or the Administration Office in December.

My child is interested in co-curricular activities. How do I find out more about these activities?

We provide you with a Cocurricular Handbook that lists the clubs and activities that your child can participate in. This includes the sports on offer as well as our Performing Arts Tuition (PAT) Program. The 2021 handbook is currently being finalised and will be available shortly. To join a team or club please contact the relevant staff member or watch for the notices communicated via our App. Students are advised in their Pastoral Care (PC) groups via morning notices of when sign on is open.

For information on our sporting program please view the link to RMC Sport

I need Outside School Hours Care, what do I do?

TeamKids is the provider of our Before and After School Care and Vacation Care programs. You can apply directly to TeamKids here

To view the flyer with information on our OSHC Program, visit our TeamKids page here

Do you provide families with a newsletter?

The College uses real time news in a digital format. New stories, including video and photos, are uploaded to the news section of our website as they happen. You can read the stories via the website our for convenience you can read them using our smartphone App. Photos of events will also be placed in albums on the Parent Lounge Portal.

Visit RMC News