Junior School Co-curricular

Radford's Co-curricular Program is elective and offered outside of school hours. We have developed activities that are challenging and fun and that enable children to gain skills and make new friends. Our Co-curricular Program provides students with opportunities to identify new interests, work towards goals, develop a growth mindset and to be a part of the broader Radford community.

Sport

The Junior School sports choices offer students the chance to learn to be part of a team and gain new skills. In Kindergarten to Year 2, students are invited to participate in a skills development team for soccer during winter. From Years 3–6 we offer coaching and competition in basketball, modified netball/netball, cricket, rooball/football and snowsports. Rugby union is offered in Years 5 and 6.

Co-curricular music groups

The Radford Music Program is highly regarded and an excellent way to broaden students' education. Junior School students have the opportunity to join an instrumental and/or voice ensemble. Here, they can learn about music in a social atmosphere and contribute to the school community.

Individual music tuition

Radford provides private music lessons 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. Individual music tuition helps students to learn the practical side of music, carried on from the understanding they gain in the classroom.

Weekly half-hour lessons are available for the following instruments:

Lessons are arranged between the instrumental music tutors and parents. Most lessons will take place during class time, on a fortnightly rotating basis for Years 3–4 and termly rotation for Years 5–10, to lessen the impact on class subjects.

Beginner Instrumental Program (BIP)

The Beginner Instrumental Program gives the opportunity for students in Years 5, 6 and 7 to learn a concert band instrument for the first time.

Performing arts

Years 1–6 students are given varying opportunities to be involved in dance, drama and musical performances.

Other co-curricular activities in the Junior School

Radford also offers our Junior School students the following programs:

  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Oratory
  • Green Team
  • Bushwalking
  • Tribal Council.


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