JS News, 12 June 2019

Karen Mahar, Acting Head of Junior School

Karen Mahar, Acting Head of Junior School


Dates for your diary

  • Friday 14 June - 12pm                Paul Southwell Celebration
  • Monday 17 June – 6pm               Parenting in the digital age
  • Wed 19 – Fri 21 June                  Year 5-6 Drama Production
  • Wednesday 26 June – 6pm          Junior School Movie Night
  • Thursday 27 June – 5.30pm        Year 3 Strings Concert
  • Thursday 27 June                       Final day of Term 2

Ridge Opening

It seemed highly appropriate that the opening of the Year 3 & 4 Ridge Building was conducted on a glorious Canberra winters’ day. The sun was shining, and the faces of our Year 3 & 4 students beaming, as everyone eagerly anticipated this event.   

We took a moment to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land on which the building proudly stands. We appreciate the significance of our relationship with Gossan Hill and being united in living, learning and connecting. 

The Ridge was officially opened on Friday by Bishop Mark Short. Our students sang an inspirational rendition of I am the Earth, which was met with widespread and tumultuous applause. The performance highlighted the considerable talents of our music teachers and we are grateful for the energy, efforts and influence of Caroline Suthers and Bron Potter. 

Everyone knows that a good party often involves cake. The cutting of the official cake completed the ceremony, and was carried out by Pre K students, Naksh Yalamanchili and Peilin Luo, the youngest students in the College.

Principal Fiona Godfrey, Bishop Short, with student MCs and cake cutters The all-important cake 

Waste Free Wednesday

The Radford Tribal Council (RTC) students encourage everyone to focus on sustainable practices and reduce the need for packaging of recess snacks and lunch boxes. 

Waste Free Wednesday was hailed as a tremendous success with one class finishing the day with only eleven pieces of pieces of rubbish in total. 

Determined to extend their enthusiasm, and deepen the commitment to a more sustainable way of living, many classes intend to continue Waste Free Wednesday and some classes have also established a compost system. 

Paul Southwell Celebration

Paul Southwell

When:  Friday 14 June at 12pm
Where: TB Millar Hall 

Students, along with other community members, are all warmly welcomed to attend this gathering as we celebrate and acknowledge Mr Southwell’s considerable contribution to the College over the past 12 years. 

Parenting in a Digital Age

Parents are encouraged to attend a presentation by Julie Smith, Psychologist and Counsellor, and Lisa Plenty, Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, to consider some of the challenges of parenting in our digital world. 

When:  Monday 17 June at 6pm
Where: Radford ELC learning space
Register: via Microsoft Forms or email Lisa Plenty

Parenting in a Digital Age


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