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ArticleFrom the Principal 21 February

Posted 21 February 2018

As we approach the end of Week 3 of the term, I am pleased to report that all sections of the College are in full swing, with many of the new staff and students stating that they have settled well and are already feeling very much at home... When I visited the Year 11 camp at Greenhills on Thursday, I was particularl

ArticleFrom the Principal: 23 May 2018

Posted 22 May 2018

Last weekend, the P F staged their first major fundraiser of the year, the annual Art Show... As has been the case for many years, the 2018 Radford Art Show attracted high-quality works by a large number of artists from the Canberra district and beyond, as well as many exhibits created by very own students...   At th

ArticleIB Diploma Programme update

Posted 25 October 2017

By Lindy Braithwaite, Senior Studies Coordinator Preparations are now in full swing as we move closer to our IBDP authorization assessment in 2018 by an International Baccalaureate compliance team... These preparations are not unlike a registration process, where every facet of the College will be reviewed to ensure t

ArticleFrom the Director of Assessment, Reporting and Curriculum 7 March 2018

Posted 7 March 2018

As NAPLAN Online approaches, a small but very focused team has been working with me to ensure that Radford is well prepared... Last week, Tracey Markovic and I attended an information session conducted by Ken Gordon from the ACT Department of Education and Training (DET)... It was pleasing to hear Ken reaffirm our un

ArticleA Christmas Message from the Principal

Posted 7 December 2016

A year of achievement draws to a close The end of any school year is a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished and make plans for the future... In my view, 2016 has been another incredibly successful year for the College, which has seen a myriad of individual and group achievements, right across the year lev

ArticleFrom NAPLAN to STEM: All in the course of a week at Radford

Posted 23 May 2017

by Bill Weigall, Director of Assessment, Reporting Curriculum At the end of last week, staff in my office were diligently finalising the NAPLAN arrangements and running catch-up sessions of the Allwell (Academic Assessment Services - AAS), tests for Year 10 students... At the same time, others were sending out remin

ArticleOur da Vinci Decathlon students win gold

Posted 7 June 2016

By Marina Malcolm, Assistant Head of Junior School Years 3?6 On Wednesday 1 June, two Radford College Junior School teams, one in Year 5 and the other in Year 6, participated in the da Vinci Decathlon... The da Vinci Decathlon began at Knox Grammar School in Sydney in 2001... It's an academic inter-school gala day op

ArticleHelping to develop exceptionally likeable people

Posted 11 March 2015

A couple of weekends ago I attended a family wedding in Melbourne along with a large number of our family members... During the course of the evening, I had an opportunity to speak with the bride?s grandmother, who at 90 years of age is still extremely spritely and inquisitive of day-to-day happenings... Over the cou

ArticleFrom the Principal

Posted 26 May 2015

Our Parents and Friends Association The Radford Parents and Friends Association remains an extremely important group within the College... In essence, its main charter is to serve as the formal channel of communications and consultation between the College and the parents, to bring about cooperation and promote liais

ArticleFrom the Principal

Posted 10 June 2015

As has been detailed in previous bulletin articles, the College is involved in two major undertakings this year... The first is the development of a new five-year strategic plan which is on track to be released to the community in either late Term 3 or early in Term 4... The second is the re-registration process whic