RCC Shines at International Film Festival

Our Digital Media Film Specialist Program has once again attracted international attention with a short film created by our Year 10 students, as a part of the program last year, to be selected for the San Bernadino Valley College International Film Festival. RCC accepted the opportunity to stream the film, THE ANNOUNCEMENT, as a part of this festival.

This is the second International Film Festival this film has been accepted to after its recognition at the end of 2020 in Flickerfest.

RCC’s Academy of Digital Media (Film) program continues to receive a high level of recognition as one of the WA Department of Education’s most successful, approved specialist programs. Well done to Mr Holliday and his students for their excellent work in this area.

If you are interested in the Digital Media Film program for Years 8, 9 and 10 at RCC, please contact Mr Holliday at the college, or go to the Specialist Programs drop down menu on the Website.

Roleystone Community College’s - The Announcement

Congratulations to the Roleystone Academy of Digital Media for having their film ‘The Announcement’ selected for the 2021 FlickerUp competition at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in January!

Flickerfest is an Academy Award and BAFTA Qualifying Film Festival, which screens the best short films from Australia and around the world.
The film, written and directed by 2019 Year 10 student Will Jordan, will hopefully spend the next few months circulating different film festivals.

The R.A.D.M. specialist course, which culminates in the Certificate 2 in Creative Industries (Media), is proving, yet again, to be a high calibre, industry-leading program, which continues to produce high quality, award-winning productions.
Our thanks to all involved in the making of ‘The Announcement’, including industry partners and mentors such as Aaron McCann, Iain Appleyard, Actors Management International, Ali Roberts, Peter Gunn, Dion Borrett, Jessica Holliday, Jane Slater and Adam Graveley.

Well done to Mr Holliday and all the students involved!

RCC Wins Film Award:

Roleystone Community College’s Academy of Digital Media has won its category in the TAKE1 Youth Film Festival, with the film, 'Here For You'.
The short film, directed by student Tamsyn Murphey is about a day in the life of a student who is discovering what it is like to live with an anxiety disorder.
You can view the film on the RCC’S website and click on the YouTube link.
The TAKE1 festival is for young people to showcase their talents and create films they’re passionate about.
The film was screened at the awards Gala Night on Friday 22nd November 2019.
A fantastic win for Tamsyn and her crew of Roleystone Community College film students and Mr Daniel Holliday, Specialist Teacher at the College.

RCC was also a finalist in this year’s ATOM awards, in the Middle School category with the film, ‘Here For You’.
You can view the film on our website and click on the YouTube link or go to the ATOM Awards website http://atomawards.org/
This is not the first time RCC’s Academy of Digital Media has reached the final judging stage of this prestigious competition.
The Awards are run by the Australian Teachers of Media Inc. (ATOM) and is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association that has been promoting the study of media and screen literacy for over fifty years.
Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content from the education sector and screen industry professionals.
They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, behind the AFI/AACTA Awards, having been held annually for over thirty-five years.
Congratulations to our aspiring and very talented film students at Roleystone Community College and Mr Holliday, Specialist Digital Media Teacher.

Digital Media Awards:

The Roleystone Academy of Digital Media award winning films and credits include:

• Past student employed on internationally recognised series Outlander
• Past student employed within the lighting department, including work on locally produced feature films and the 2019 ABC series The Heights.
• Several past students currently at various film-based Universities, with pathways to the film and television industry.
• 16 screened extras on the Australian feature film, Paper Planes, Directed by Robert Connolly, starring Sam Worthington and Ed Oxenbould
• Winner, Smarter than Smoking Young Directors' Festival four consecutive years 2011-2014 (30 second anti-smoking commercial)
• Official selection, 2014 Flickerfest (Flickerup Schools Category). Last Letter and Chained Freedom
• Winner, 2014 Armadale FilmFest (Schools Category). Last Letter
• Winner, 2013 Atwell Film Festival (Under-18 short film category). Last Letter
• 2013 ATOM Awards finalists, Last Letter
• 2015 Dairy Australia Advertisement 1st Place Winners


The Principal’s Honours Club:

In 2017, Principal Mark Brookes introduced the Principal’s Honour Club, with the aim to increase the number of students achieving at a very high standard at RCC. 

The students are required to achieve an A- average or better in English and Mathematics (Years P-2) or English, Mathematics, Science and HASS (Years 3-10), not have any worse than a C grade on their report, and maintain appropriate attendance.

In 2017, 25 students at the college achieved this standard, with the number increasing every year since. 

In 2020 the standard was achieved by 116 students from P-10.  Mr Brookes is extremely proud of this achievement as it demonstrates excellence across a wide number of students across the entire school.

RCC congratulations all these students, for their diligence and hard work.  

Some students were also recognised as achieving First Class Honours two years in a row which is a wonderful achievement.

Sporting Achievements:

Roleystone Community College continues to impress with the quality of sporting prowess amongst its students with a number of outstanding athletes and sporting superstars helping the College excel at District and Interschool competitions.

The Dale Districts Athletes Shield has been held by RCC since 2015, with the College also holding the DDSA Interschool Cross Country Championships for 5 years.

Netball is a specialist program at RCC, and our athletes continue to aspire to be the best at all aspects of the game and winning numerous competitions.

2019 Netball Lightning Carnivals for Yrs 8 and 9
• Yr 8 girls Won Division 2
• Yr 9 girls First in Pool 2
• Second in pool 3

2019 SSWA Netball High School Cup Yrs 7 to 10
• Two year 7/8 teams and one year 9/10 team competed in five back to back games against schools from all across the south region

In 2017 our Netball girls also claimed the West Coast Fever Cup.

In 2017 and 2016 two Year 8 teams and a Year 9 Netball team were victorious in the South East High School Sport Association’s Lightning Carnivals, held against schools within the "hills zone” - Darling Range Sports College, Lesmurdie SHS, Kalamunda SHS, Kent Street SHS, Belmont City College, Como Secondary College and Cannington Community College.

In 2010 RCC, as Roleystone District High School stamped its authority on the DDSA Winter Netball Carnival, winning three years in a row, and then taking the title back in 2014, 2017 and 2018.

When the College participated in the Country Week series of sports, as Roleystone District High School, it was successful in winning the 2016 Volleyball Championship.

Academic Achievements:

On Monday 31 July 2017 Principal Mark Brookes attended an afternoon tea hosted by Local Federal MP Andrew Hastie.  Three lucky students from RCC, Kieran Ireland, Jasmine Jeronimo and Mia Williams, also attended with Mr Brookes.

 At the event they got to meet the then Prime Minister of Australia Mr Malcolm Turnbull, who took part in an informal discussion with them around the topic, ‘The role we play in shaping Australia’s future.”

These students were able to take part in the once in a lifetime opportunity by winning a school based competition where they wrote an application with their thoughts on the topic.