Junior School Co-curricular
Radford’s Co-curricular programs are elective and offered outside of school hours. We have developed activities that are challenging and fun and that enable children to gain skills and make new friends. Our Co-curricular program provides students with opportunities to identify new interests, work towards goals, develop a growth mindset and to be a part of the broader Radford community.
The Junior School sports choices offer students the chance to learn to be part of a team and gain new skills. In K–2 students are invited to participate in a Skills Development team for soccer during winter. From Years 3–6 we offer coaching and competition in Basketball, Modified Netball/Netball, Cricket, Rooball/Football and Snowsports. Rubgy Union is offered in Year 5 and 6.
Years 1–6 students are given varying opportunities to be involved in dance, drama and musical performances.
Radford provides private music lessons which are held on a weekly basis with a visiting specialist music tutor. They teach students to read music, build fluency and develop individual expression. Instrumental studies help students to learn the practical side of music, carried on from the understanding they gain in the classroom.
Weekly, half-hour lessons are available for the following instruments:
- Years 1 – 4: cello, viola, violin, guitar and piano
- Years 5 – 7: cello, viola, violin, guitar (classical, electric and bass), piano, drum kit and voice
- Years 5 – 12: bassoon, clarinet, euphonium, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion (includes drum kit), saxophone (alto, tenor, baritone), trombone, trumpet, tuba, cello, viola, violin, double bass, guitar (classical, electric and bass), piano and voice.
Lessons are arranged between the instrumental music tutors and parents. Most lessons will take place during class time on a fortnightly rotating basis to make sure the same classroom lesson is not missed each time.
Beginner Instrumental Program (BIP)
The Beginner Instrumental Program gives the opportunity for ‘beginner’ students in Years 5, 6 and 7 to learn a concert band instrument for the first time.
The Radford Music Program is highly regarded and an excellent way to broaden students' education. Junior School students have the opportunity to join an instrumental and/or voice ensemble. Here, they can learn about music in a social atmosphere and contribute to the school community.
Other Co-curricular Activities in Junior School
Radford also offers our Junior School students the following programs:
- Green Team
- Tribal Council