Radford Bulletin Term 3, Week 10 – 25 September 2019

Staff Insights

Fiona Godfrey, Principal

From the Principal

25 September 2019

Fiona Godfrey

Sports Awards, 2020 Student Leaders, changes to BSSS results reporting, Foundation dinner

The end of every term is busy, and certainly Term 3 is no exception. Over the past few weeks we have had a myriad of events and activities. Our students have been able to display their talents, have their skills recognised or just simply have fun.

Last Monday evening, a large number of students’ skills, attributes and commitment were recognised at the Winter Sports Awards Night. In what is now becoming a permanent fixture on the College calendar, students who were involved orienteering, snowsports, netball, soccer and basketball over the 2019 winter season were presented with an overview of the season in each sport. Three members from each team were then presented with an award for either improvement, contribution or excellence. I was very impressed by the large number of students and parents who attended the evening and I would like to thank Mr Brent Larkham and his Sports Department staff for the time and effort they put into organising the event. As is always the case, if parents have constructive feedback on how the night could be improved, we welcome communication.

winter sports awards girls netball soccer 

Over the past couple of weekends, I have had the privilege of watching a number of Radford teams fighting out finals, concluding the winter competition. Whilst the results have not always gone our way, I have at all times been very impressed by the manner in which our team members have played, consistently demonstrating good sportsmanship, as well as determination and commitment.

At the end of last week, I was invited to the Year 10 Drama production, which was written and produced by the class over the course of the term. It was an outstanding piece of drama, cleverly scripted with excellent acting performances by all the cast, but particularly Maggie Potter who was on stage throughout the entire production. A special mention must go to Oliver Johnstone, who in his debut Director’s role, managed to bring to fruition a very entertaining production.Year 10 drama JS Disco JS Disco

Next door to the production, a large number of Junior School students were dancing and bopping their hearts out to a similarly themed 80s night. The night, which attracted more than 600 students over two sessions, managed to raise $1900 for the Radford Tribal Council, who will now be deliberating as to which charities they will support. There was a huge amount of fun and laughter coming from both the staff and students over the course of the night, and logistically an amazing feat to ferry that number of students backwards and forwards from the Junior School to the TB Millar Hall in the dark.

Student Leaders for 2020 Announced

After an extensive selection process, involving a review of applications, voting by students and staff, shortlisting and further discussion and interviews with senior staff, the final group of student leaders for 2020 have now been selected.

At a Secondary School assembly last week, the Prefects and Captains and Vice-Captains for 2020 were announced to staff and students. 

I have every expectation that this group of students will lead the College well and will serve the student body with energy, drive and humility.

Captains and Prefects 2020 

College Captains

Olivia Lloyd

Gus Murray

College Vice-Captains

Grace Kuchlmayr

Michael Troy

Student Council Prefects

Holly Griggs

Sofia Le Lievre

Callum Wills

Sport Prefects

Jacinta Davies

Henry Wallace

Service-Learning Prefects

Flynn Kelly

Maxine Kerruish

Luiza Luppi

Georgia Waddell-Wood

Performing Arts Prefects


Elisabeth Gregory

Jesse Wright

Communications Prefect

Claire Huang

Acacia House Prefect

Elena Kingham

Banksia House Prefect

Brendan Wilson

Boronia House Prefect

Tom Phelps

Huon House Prefect

Ben Matesic

Jarrah House Prefect

Chelsea Kenneally

Karri House Prefect

Ryan Lui

Kurrajong House Prefect

Andrew Kerr

Wandoo House Prefect

Lauren Nguyen

Release of Results for the BSSS and IB DP

Traditionally, when Year 12 results are released to students, the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) puts out a media release which contains the following information about individual schools:

  • Number of Senior Secondary Certificates awarded
  • Number of Year 12 students awarded a vocational certificate qualification
  • % of Senior Secondary Certificate Receivers awarded a Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES)
  • Median Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
  • % of TES eligible students with an ATAR >= 60.00

At a recent BSSS Board meeting, recommendations were adopted which will basically see individual school information not released to the public, but rather system-wide information being the only statistical information released. The recommendations adopted were:

  1. That the Board report on system-wide data annually in December
  2. That the Board release system-wide data to the media
  3. That the recommendation be implemented in 2019.

The proposal to annually publish Year 12 system-wide data in December would include: 

  • Number of ACT schools with students with an ATAR greater than 95
  • Number of students with TES
  • Number of students graduating with M courses (for students with a disability criteria)
  • Overview of results for Indigenous students
  • Number of ACT schools with Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) students
  • Number of ASBA students
  • Number of external VET qualifications on ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC)
  • Number of students completing an H course (a course approved by a Higher Education provider)
  • Student stories – curriculum and learning-based stories
  • List of new courses studied by students
  • Number of students with Senior Secondary Certificate. 

According to the report handed down by the committee who considered this change, the rationale for the change was: 

BSSS reporting on Year 12 system-wide data, as opposed to data on individual schools, protects educational communities from adverse outcomes when schools’ performance is published in the form of a ‘league table’. At the same time, BSSS reporting on Year 12 system-wide data fulfils its responsibility to provide accurate and relevant information to the public. 

Publishing Year 12 system-wide data will not cause unwarranted harm to schools. The principle is that school communities should be protected from misleading insinuations: for example, implying that a ranking of schools by the median ATAR or top ATAR is also a ranking of educational ‘quality’ or ‘merit’. In addition, the Year 12 system-wide data fulfils the Board’s obligation to the community of their right to information that is accurate and relevant.

These changes mean that whilst Radford will still publish its median ATAR and give other statistical information about the results, there will not be any public listing of its performance relative to other schools in the ACT, nor will there be any media releases with individual school results. It is envisaged that other schools will also publish their individual school’s results on websites, and that members of the public will be able to compile their own school ranking by visiting a range of school websites.

From 2020, the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) will be releasing results for its southern hemisphere Diploma Program (DP) schools in mid-December, rather than early January, as has previously been the case. The IBO has set a release date of the 17 December for the 2020 results, which coincides well with the release date for the BSSS. This means from 2020, the calculation for the median ATAR and other statistical information, will include IB DP results.

Inaugural Foundation Dinner – Don’t Miss Out

The Radford College Foundation is staging its inaugural dinner, An Evening with The Hon. Julie Bishop on Friday 29 November. In what promises to be a fabulous night, former Chief Scientist and former ANU Vice Chancellor, Ian Chubb will be in conservation with the former Foreign Minister and incoming Chancellor of ANU, The Hon. Julie Bishop.

The dinner will be held in the top level of the Morison Centre and will include drinks and canapés on arrival, followed by a magnificent three‑course meal. The evening will include some entertainment and of course the opportunity to socialise with a range of people from the Radford community. The evening will also include live and silent auction items.

I encourage all parents to come along. Tickets are available online.

Chaplain Fr Richard Browning

Chaplain's Reflection: Hope, Part II

25 September 2019

The body is a powerful metaphor for life, and this is a helpful way to understand church

Right now my heart and soul is acutely tuned to hope, especially in our young. When we use the eye of our imagination to see into the future, what images come to mind?

The body is an amazing thing. Truly. How the eye works, the thumb curves, the knee joint glides, all so stunningly elegant, intelligent. My first training was as a physiotherapist. I have not lost the training that notices and marvels at movement, posture, grace. (I also notice imbalance, dysfunction, weakness and pain.) The body is a most extraordinary ensemble of finely tuned and collaborating parts. Some are more glamorous and obvious than others, but each are necessary to the other. One part, by its prominence, has no claim to superiority or preference. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ nor the head to the feet ‘I don’t need you!’ No. The eye would be an oyster and the head a monster.

As Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 12, the ‘lesser parts’ are in fact indispensable. You can live without an eye or a hand, but not a stomach, or white blood cells. That is, the smaller, ‘humbler’ parts of the body are in fact, fundamental. Simply, everything is woven together in a living exchange of glorious mutual interdependence.

The body is a powerful metaphor for life, and this is a helpful way to understand church, for it frames ‘church’ as servant of creation, working with Jesus:

Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body (the church) … For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things. (Colossians 1.15fl)

We are a part of the one body. Making one part great is possible only by making all parts great. When one part is afflicted, the whole body is affected. There are so many ways this can be stated. Have a look at the sayings below, each taken from the Dirrum Dirrum Treasury of Sayings.

The plight of Amazonian First Nations is far from us, but we are not unaffected. The plight of the Afar of Ethiopia, living now with the effects of climate change, is not unrelated to our own. When our young look into the future, we must listen to them, and this is what I hear: “listen to the science on green house gases, everyone is affected, the most vulnerable are already, and soon it will be all of us”. I also hear them say, “let’s have more energy and more jobs and more technology and more innovation and more forests and more collaboration and more effort and less atmospheric carbon”. Tuning in to the voices of our young is to tune them in to hope, and it will move us to act together, for the good of the body.

Former Prime Minister John Howard used to say something like “I don’t listen to protests unless they top 100 000.” Well, that happened last Friday in the Climate Rally. At the end of Term 3, 2009 the College community came to a what is now called our Sustainability Charter. Now is a good time to look at it afresh and respond with renewed attention.

With every blessing

Fr Richard

A small selection from the Dirrum Treasury of Sayings

Humankind did not weave the web of life. We are but one string within it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves. Chief Seattle

Whatever you do to the least, you do to me.
Jesus (Mtt 25.40)

If you've come here to help me, you're wasting your time. But if you've come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
Lilla Watson (Aboriginal Elder)

Seek the peace and prosperity of the community, for in its prosperity is your prosperity; in its peace, your peace. Jeremiah 29.7

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa, Calcutta

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
Bishop Desmond Tutu

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Junior

We rise by lifting others.
Robert Ingersoll

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
The Talmud


Karen Mahar, Acting Head of Junior School

JS News, 25 Sept 2019

25 September 2019

Karen Mahar

Dates for your diary, Talent Quest, Learning Journeys, end of term and Shout Outs

Dates for your diary

Friday 27 Sept

Todd Woodbridge Regional Tennis Gala Day
Last Day of Term 3

Monday 14 Oct

First Day of Term 4

As the end of term 3 approaches, it seems an opportune time to reflect on our achievements for the term – both shared and individual – and be grateful for what we have learned, enjoyed and gained. In doing so, we can reinforce and remember the important lessons learned and also consider what experiences we can build on.

Talent quest

Talent Quest

A fine example of our students feeling a sense of security and a willingness to take risks associated with performing in front of the school community was beautifully demonstrated last Friday when many members of the Junior School participated in the annual Radford Tribal Council (RTC) Talent Quest.Talent Quest - dancer


Students performed with passion and conviction in front of the crowd and a sense of acceptance and celebration for each and every act proved to be a wonderful endorsement of our community. 



Learning Journey

Studies have shown that students learn more when taking part in classrooms that employ active learning strategies. Throughout Term 3, each year level has undertaken Learning Journeys.

Learning journey Learning journey 2

In Pre K, our students are encouraged to learn through curiosity, imagination, creativity, cooperation, persistence and enthusiasm.

The Pre K Learning Journey exemplified student agency. It was a joy to watch our youngest students proudly demonstrate their sense of agency. Alongside their parents and caregivers, they proudly engaged, made decisions and expertly navigated purposeful play learning experiences.

Happy end of term

With the increased daylight hours available, warmer temperatures (excluding those after the snow last Tuesday) and the multitude of colours everywhere we look, the Spring holidays are an ideal time for us to prepare for final term and display a positive mindset.

It is my hope we all take time with the significant people in our lives and do whatever helps us to rejuvenate, live in the moment and make the most of the break. Returning refreshed, relaxed and energised for Term 4 is a goal within the reach of each of us.

Shout outs

Beyond being dedicated and committed to our students, being the architects behind the teaching and learning that takes place in the learning spaces, many Staff have generously given their time and energy to go above and beyond.

Although they don’t do it for the accolades or recognition, I wish to acknowledge their efforts. Thank you!



Shout outs 

KCH – Bailey Dunn - showing confidence and zest. 

KSG - Naomi Wang - being principled and trying her best at all times. 

KLP - Seth Karunathilake - showing confidence in his writing. 

KAS - Estelle Troni - being a committed and enthusiastic learner. 

Year 1 

1MH - Ryan Szigetvari - showing forgiveness & empathy towards others 

1RJ – Shivani Sundar - sharing her knowledge and showing bravery when faced with a challenge. 

1AT- Victoria Baldwin - going out of her way to help others in their learning. 

1AJ- Zac Howarth - continuing to develop his leadership skills as an RTC member.  

Year 2 

2KH – Arnan Ezaz - being a risk taker by accepting all challenges given to him. 

2SD -  Aanya Chaturvedi - being principled and trying her best at all times. 

2DG -  Ethan McIntyre - always taking the time to make sure his classmates are ok when they appear sad or hurt. 

2LM – Joshua Twigg - showing perseverance and dedication to taking his learning further 

Year 3 

3MK -  Savannah Jalayer – demonstrating perseverance and commitment to learning.

3JC -  Rohan Steven – for being principled and showing leadership.

3RS -  Ava Muscat – for being principled and always trying her best.

3HO - Archie Boorer - displaying an improved and commited attitude towards all areas of learning.  

3RB – Isla Baran - being a principled member of our class, demonstrating gratitude and kindness to teachers and friends. 

Year 4 

4NK – Heidi Phan - demonstrating bravery and leadership through her actions. 

4JC - Yash Thrishul - being principled and showing commitment to his learning  

4KP - Luca D'Ambrosio - demonstrating perseverance and commitment to his learning 

4BF – Sathvik Muppavarapu - commitment to learning and being a careful listener 

4TM – Avy Sudharsan - consistent commitment and enthusiasm to learning. 

Year 5 

5TM – Julia Zhu - always demonstrating kindness and empathy. 

5RR – Eva Graham - consistent commitment and enthusiasm to learning. 

5BL – Will Bott - demonstrating enthusiasm and attention to the specific details in learning tasks. 

5SW - Patrick Mai - being a principled and committed learner. 

Year 6 

6TW – Priyanka Ramkumar - using great self-management, thinking and research skills in her Exhibition work. 

6DM – Owen Toyne - his gold-medal winning performance, earning him the title of Australian Road Walking Champion in his age group.

Sascha Hiew - consistently striving to be more knowledgeable and confident in mathematics. 

6HB – Alex Couldrick – demonstrating curiosity when carrying out his inquiries and showing leadership when helping others. 

6TH – Liliane Alblas - demonstrating outstanding kindness and resilience and approaching her exhibition learning with curiosity.  



Library – Constance Clough 5BL - her thoughtful and considered reflections of the shortlisted picture books. (Mrs PW) 

Library – Lucy Sincock (3RB) - the self-regulation she demonstrates during Library lessons. (Mrs Hind) 

Music - Cody Sullivan for being caring and showing empathy to a classmate in Music 

PE – Ciara Milthorpe – displaying outstanding leadership and group work during PE (Mr Cox) 

PE – Sophie Wilson – persevering with her group dance and showing leadership (Mr Cox) 

PE – Alexander Stockbridge – outstanding leadership and team work during dance. (Mrs Phelps) 

PE – Lara Southwell – showing enthusiasm in preparation for her dance routine. (Mr M) 

PE – Poppy Steven – taking initiative and showing good teamwork skills during her dance routine (Mr M) 

Spanish – Gigi Hickey – quiet dedication and motivation in Spanish

Radford 'Glory' are the Winners of the 2019 U18s Division 3 Football competition

Sports Report, 25 Sept 2019

25 September 2019

Megan Fritsch

Grand finals, referee courses, Track & Field State Representation, Basketball trials


Congratulations to the Year 12 U18/3 Open team Glory, who beat the Radford Year 11 team Victory in their Football Grand Final at UC on Saturday morning.


Girls basketball winners 2019Congratulations to the U14/3 Girls Rave and the U19/3 Boys Giants who won their Basketball Grand Finals over the weekend. The U19/3 Giants (Year 11s) beat the U19/3 Radford Rockets (Year 10s) in a closely contested game that finished 43-41. 




-          U14/1 Girls Subs 34 def by TSC 52

-          U14/3 Boys Grizzlies 28 def by Ginninderra Rats 30

-          U16/2 Boys Falcons 30 def by TSC 34

-          U19/2 Boys Wizards 30 def by TSC 39


-          Radford Silver 20 def by GNC Star Rubies 25

-          Radford Green 8 def by SGRNC Penguins 23


Netball - Radford Gold 2019 – a personal thank you

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players and parents from the Radford Gold Netball team.  Our season started in March 2019 and this was the first opportunity I had to meet the girls that I would be coaching and mentoring. During the grading rounds, this provided me an invaluable opportunity to see which division and grade the girls would best fit from a player development, competitive and fun perspective.

Gold netball team 2019The Gold team had an excellent season, the girls set themselves some personal and team goals, which over the course of the season they certainly achieved. The goals were:

  • communication through the court
  • strong rebounds at both ends of the court
  • 100% work effort at all training and games.

During the season, the girls competed in the Cadets Division 1 competition.  The team played 14 round games, where they played against teams from schools and clubs. The girls went through the 2019 season with 9 wins and 5 loses.  The Top 4 ladder finish was very close with only 2 points separating 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions.   The Gold team made it through to the minor semi-finals but unfortunately went down to INNC Snow Leopards in overtime, final score 41 – 38.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Sports Department (Brent, Di and Megan) for all their help, support and coordination over the season.  To the parents & caregivers of the Gold team, thank you for always being there at the netball courts supporting not just your daughters but the team each week; and lastly, to the wonderful and amazing group of girls that I was fortunate enough to coach/mentor this season: you girls have been an absolute pleasure, your commitment throughout the season and your willingness to improve, learn, take on new challenges and compete throughout the season has been fantastic.  I would like to wish you all the best for the remainder of 2019 and I look forward to the 2020 season.

Thank You,

Coach for Radford Gold


Owen ToyneCongratulations goes to Owen Toyne who, on Sunday 8 September won Gold at the Australian Road Walk Championships in Adelaide.  Owen now holds the title of U14 National Road Walk Champion.Owen Toyne 2


Eden-Monaro Local Sporting Champions

On Monday 2 September, young sports stars from across Eden-Monaro were presented with Local Sporting Champion Certificates by the Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM, MP in recognition of their outstanding sporting achievements. Tahlya Smith from Radford was a recipient for her high‑level results in rhythmic gymnastics.

Local sport champions
The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance of up to $750 to young people aged between 12 and 18 years to compete, coach or umpire in their chosen sport.

At the ceremony, Dr Kelly said ‘the achievements of these young sports stars are a testament to the hard work of both themselves and their family. I wish them all the best of luck for their future sporting endeavours’.

Round Two of the 2019 Local Sporting Champions grant program is now open with applications closing ‪on 30 September 2019. For further information regarding the application process please go to https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions.



Secondary Track and Field State Representation

The 2019 Australian All Schools Track and Field Championship is the representative pathway event for Secondary students, and it is conducted by Athletics Australia not School Sport Australia.  Therefore, SSACT does not select nor organise the team to compete at the Championships from the 6 – 8 December in Perth.

The 13&O ACT Championships that are conducted by SSACT, is part of the selection process for Athletics ACT as well as two of their High Noon events for the events not within the SSACT Program; Sprint Hurdles, 3km run, Steeplechase, Pole Vault, hammer throw, 1500m walk, 3km walk, and long hurdles.

Students wishing to be considered for selection in the events listed above need to enter one or both of the two High Noon events on the 1 and 22 September – please refer to the SSACT website Track and Field page www.schoolsportact.asn.au for High Noon event and (free) entry details as well as the AACT Selection Policy.

If parents/guardians have any questions, please contact Athletics ACT directly on 02 6247 1276.


Girls Only Free Football (soccer) Game Leader Referee Course

Saturday 28 September
Hawker Football Centre

Game leaders are eligible to referee U8-11 games next season. Once you’ve completed a course, email Dianne.Wilson@radford.act.edu.au to be allocated to games.

Please see the following link for further information: https://capitalfootball.com.au/referee/referee-training-programs/upcoming-courses/

Futsal Referee Course | Capital Football

Capital Football are running Futsal referee courses on the below dates & times at Radford. Current Football referees can attend for a half-price discount of $55.

Sunday 13 October, 9:00am – 3:00pm

After completing a course you will be able to referee for North Canberra Futsal over the Summer.

Futsal refereeing is a great way to earn cash and develop life skills as well as a good continuation or introduction to Football refereeing.

For further information and to register please see the following link: https://capitalfootball.com.au/referee/referee-training-programs/futsal/.


Basketball ACT Trials


Basketball trials       Basketball trials womens

Learn to Row Holiday Camp open to Years 5 to 7

Rowing Holiday Camp

23 September 2019

Vicky Spencer

Test the waters these School Holidays

Radford Rowing is offering a Learn to Row holiday camp in the second week of the Holidays.

8 to 11 October from 8 am to 12 Noon

Where:   Radford College Boatshed, John Cardiff Close (off Garryowen Drive), Black Mountain Peninsula

Cost:      $200 (or included in the rowing fee for students in Year 6 who choose rowing as a summer sport)

To register: please email vicky.spencer@radford.act.edu.au



  • Year 5 students: the camp is open to students in Year 5 as a holiday camp activity (with no obligation to continue rowing as a summer sport).  
  • Year 6 students: the camp cost is included in the rowing fee for students in Year 6 who choose rowing as a summer sport.

Summer sport registrations:

For students in Year 6 and above, Radford Rowing is still accepting summer registrations.

Please note (contrary to popular belief) there are no early morning trainings for students in Years 6 to 8.

About Radford Rowing

Radford Rowing is a dynamic and highly successful program offered to students in Year 6 to 12.

Students enjoy the technical skill, fitness and team camaraderie involved with rowing along with the thrill of racing at a top school‑boy and school‑girl level in NSW.

Parents enjoy getting to know others involved in the rowing community and supporting our rowers at regattas both in the ACT and interstate.

For everyone involved there can be fantastic experiences and personal growth to be had through the rowing journey at Radford.

Register by 5pm Friday 27 September

Radford Tennis Competition

23 September 2019


Radford Tennis Competition

When:  Saturday 12 October 2019
Radford Tennis Courts
$15 entry fee

Register here by 5pm this Friday, 27 September.


8.30 - 10.00 am:   Orange Ball singles
10.00 - 11.30 am: Orange Ball doubles
11.30 - 2.00 pm:   Green and Yellow Ball singles
2.00 - 4.00 pm:     Green and Yellow Ball doubles

For further info email Megan Fritsch or Annabel Parolo

Tennis comp flyer

Holiday trading for both uniform shops

Uniform shops' holiday hours

25 September 2019

Reduced trading hours for school holidays




Holidays week 1:              Closed

Holidays week 2:
Monday 7 October:              Closed (public holiday)
Tuesday 8 October:             12.30-5.30 pm
Wednesday 9 October:        8.00am-1.30 pm
Thursday 10 October:         12.30-5.30 pm
Friday 11 October:               7.45am-12.45 pm
Saturday 12 October:          9.00 am-12.00 pm

Term 4, week 1: Normal trading hours will commence on Monday 14 October and will continue until otherwise advised.



Holidays week 1:                Closed 

Holidays week 2:
Tuesday 8 October:             12.30-4.30 pm
Wednesday 9 October:       7.30-9.30 am
Thursday 10 October:         2-6 pm 

Term 4, week 1:                  Monday 14 October: 7.30-9.30 am

Normal trading hours will commence on Tuesday 15 October and will continue until otherwise advised.

Judy Tan (Yr 10), Bradley van den Heuvel (Chess Manager), Joanna Brinkley (Yr 10), Iris Bian (Yr 8), Indigo Buckman (Yr 7)

ACT Chess Competition success

23 September 2019

Bradley van den Heuvel

Two teams through to the ACT playoffs

By Bradley Heuvel, Manager of Chess – Secondary School

On Wednesday 28 August, Iris Bian, Joanna Brinkley, Indigo Buckman, Amy Cai, Cleo Courtney, Katie Dakin, Olivia Harrison, Alexa Kalogeropoulos, Holly Mapley, Judy Tan, Joanna Thorp and Holly Todd attended the ACT Girls Chess Competition at Karabar High. The students each played seven games, with one of the Radford teams placing second overall. Iris, Joanna, Judy, and Indigo qualified for the ACT playoffs to be held in October, which presents them with an opportunity to go on to represent the ACT in the Australian Championships to be held in November. Well done, girls!

On Wednesday September 18, Max Webster, Tim Ly, William Brake, and Rohan Wilson attended the finals of the zonal chess competitions, coming third from all the schools. These four boys are now able to represent Radford at the ACT playoffs, along with the four girls who qualified from the Girls Competition. Great job, boys!

Well done to all our chess representatives for 2019. I would also like to invite any students who are interested in chess to join in the fun by attending Chess Club. Feel free to contact me with any queries.

chess players - boys chess players - girls

Mark your diaries for Radford's annual P&F Twilight Fete

P&F Fete Update #3

25 September 2019

Monique Glavonjic

Latest news on rides, stalls, and volunteer sign-up details!


Read the latest Fete Update (#3)

Come along on Saturday 2 November for our fabulous community event, the P&F Twilight Fete.

Check out the activities and events planned, and join the team of vounteers to make your contribution. 

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The P&F Trivia Night drew more than 250 attendees!

Trivia Night post-event survey

25 September 2019

Let us know what you thought of this year's Trivia Night

Thank you to those who joined us in TB Millar Hall last Friday. What a night! Photos via our Facebook page.

We'd be most grateful for your feedback about the evening: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RadfordTrivia2019

Snag a bargain this Saturday 28 September

Celebrate National Op Shop Week

23 September 2019

Get thee to an Op Shop this Saturday

In celebration of National Op Shop Week, Anglicare Retail is holding events at their retail outlets across Canberra this Saturday 28 September.

Don't miss out on a massive 50% off all clothing. There'll also be face painting, sausage sizzles and balloons.


Anglicare retail Op Shop poster

Image for article: Senior Drama: "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Senior Drama: "The Importance of Being Earnest"

25 September 2019

Nick Akhurst, Head of Cocurricular Drama

A trivial play for serious people

Senior Drama: The Importance of Being Earnest
Dates: 17, 18, 19 October
TB Millar Hall
Refreshments in the foyer from 6pm, show starts at 7pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BFDDT


A trivial play for serious people. This is considered Oscar Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement, with its clever satire aimed directly at Victorian social hypocrisy. 

Join us for a hilarious night of comedy as Year 11 and 12 Students tackle this witty look at high society. 

The show begins at 7pm on the 17th, 18th and 19th of October in the TB Millar Hall.

Join us from 6pm for scones and (for those over 18) a glass of Nick O’Leary’s Canberra District wine available for purchase in the foyer before the show. 

Booking at https://www.trybooking.com/BFDDT or tickets on sale at the door.



Help Year 1 students with their "Paddock to Plate" program

Year 1 is collecting Woolworths Discovery Gardens

16 September 2019

Melinda Hamilton

Help Y1 gardeners explore the "paddock to plate" process

By Melinda Hamilton, Year 1 Teacher

Year 1 would love to accept any donations of the Woolworths Discovery Garden collectables to support their inquiry into ‘How We Organise Ourselves’. 

 As part of our investigations, students are exploring the Paddock to Plate process and have been carefully tending a vegetable garden at the Cubby Village all year. As the growing season has ended, we’d love to plant and grow more vegetables! 

Please drop off any spare Discovery Garden collectables at the JS Reception. Thanks for your support 😊.

Image for article: Foundation Fundraising Dinner, with The Hon Julie Bishop

Foundation Fundraising Dinner, with The Hon Julie Bishop

25 September 2019

Tickets now available online for this wonderful fundraising event

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To discuss other ways of supporting the dinner, please contact the Foundation

PH: 02 6162 6200

E: foundation@radford.act.edu.au