Secondary School Co-curricular
Radford's co-curricular programs are elective, and are offered outside school hours. We have developed a range of activities which are challenging and fun. Students are able to try new things and make new friends. It is a great opportunity for students to work towards goals and be part of the community. The skills they gain are not only practical, they can learn self-discipline, teamwork and values which will support them in their learning and they can call upon throughout their lives.
The Secondary School offers students the chance to be part of the sporting community and represent their school. We offer students the opportunity to join one of our teams in basketball, chess, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rowing, rugby, oztag, mountain biking, orienteering, tennis, swimming, athletics, cross country, or the parent-run activities equestrian and snowsports.
The music program at Radford is extensive and students can continue their Junior School musical instruments or take up new ones.
There are private music lessons available 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, building on from the understanding they gain in the classroom.
Weekly, half-hour lessons are available for students in Years 5-12 for the following instruments, 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 that the same classroom lesson is not missed each time.
There are also opportunities to join a range of bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles which rehearse weekly. Throughout the year, groups participate in eisteddfods, competitions, music festivals and school concerts. They also regularly provide musical support for community events, school functions and ceremonies.
There are excellent opportunities for students to work towards large school productions and external events, including Dance Festival, Dance Night, Debating, Drama productions, Musical productions, Technical Crew and various public speaking competitions.
Round Square offers students unique and edifying opportunities to participate in community service projects locally and around the world.
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is a rewarding activity for people aged 14 to 25. It challenges students to become active, passionate members of the community. Students participate on a voluntary basis.
Radford Awareness and Service (RAS)
There is a strong community service program across all parts of the College.
Just, Inclusive, Diverse, Sustainable
These key words interlocking with the cardinal virtues and the key Aims of the College, also help to describe the kind of community Radford seeks to shape and become. They are the words that throw into relief the work of RAS (the Radford Awareness and Service Program). It is our conviction that when we are aware of the issues that shape the world in which we live, then we have the power to do something about them. Radford has a strong emphasis on Service across the College.