Radford College is located on a north-facing site of approximately 46 acres, bounded by College Street on the north, Haydon Drive on the east and Gossan Hill on the south. The College was founded in 1983, and throughout its life there has been a continuing program of building and development, to meet the growing and changing needs of the College community. Age-appropriate learning, recreation and sporting spaces cater for students from Pre-kindergarten to Year 12 and on-site parking is available for cars and bicycles.
Core facilities completed in the first fifteen years included TB Millar Hall, the secondary school Library, and the G Wigg Sports Centre, as well as the classroom learning spaces in the secondary school.
The next ten years saw the addition of the LJ Willett Performing Arts Centre, Radford Chapel, the Pavilion, the Browning Early Learning Centre and a dedicated Art Design and Technology facility.
In 2008, a purpose-built Junior School campus was completed, and this was enlarged in 2010 with the assistance of Federal Government Building the Education Revolution Program. The Junior School was subsequently named the Mulford Junior School, after 4th Principal, Dr David Mulford.
In the College’s thirtieth year, on 26 September 2013, a state-of-the-art new precinct for senior students was opened by the then Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO.
In mid-2015, a second street access to the College was opened, from Haydon Drive. This major project has greatly improved access to the senior school precinct and G Wigg Sports Centre, and has reduced traffic congestion at the College Street entrance.
In early 2016, the Radford Dance Academy was launched, with a dedicated space fitted out for movement studies.
The College Master Plan, developed and reviewed by the College Board, underpins facilities projects at the College. There is a year-round program of grounds and building maintenance, with priority attention to safety matters, as reflected in recent upgrades to disability access.
Care for the environment is an important factor in the development program, and the College currently has infrastructure for 30kilowatts of solar power generation, and approximately half a million litres of water storage for maintenance of grounds including the two ovals.
Contributors to our tax-deductible Building Fund can see that their funding contributes to a world-class learning environment, with equipment and infrastructure that enriches our students’ education.