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Article1-to-1 Program and OECD Report: Focus on the teaching and learning, not the device

Posted 12 October 2015

By Susan Davenport, Coordinator of ICT Innovation, and Billy Jones, former Director of ICT News and Internet sources have been in a flurry of excitement since the recent release of the OECD Report 'Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection... With headlines such as: iPads in schools a waste of money?'(T

ArticleFrom the Principal 26 September

Posted 26 September 2018

Last Saturday afternoon, I experienced one of my proudest moments as Principal of Radford College... Along with a large contingent of supporters, I headed to the Belconnen Basketball Centre to cheer on one of the eight teams we had playing off in grand finals... The team I specifically went to support was the U19 Di

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

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

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 Principal, 29 May 2019

Posted 29 May 2019

At Radford, we are constantly looking at mechanisms to refine and improve our practices and processes, and we know there will always be further work to do... This is one of the reasons why we seek regular feedback from staff, students and parents through surveys, day-to-day communication and casual conversations... W

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

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

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

ArticleAPFACTS News

Posted 12 March 2015

My School Update The information on the My School website http://www... myschool... edu... au/ was updated last week by ACARA with the results from the 2014 NAPLAN... There was much written in the press about those results as well as the production of league tables by the Canberra Times... The Association of Paren