Radford Bulletin Term 4, Week 5 – 13 November 2019

Staff Insights

Fiona Godfrey, Principal

From The Principal

13 November 2019

Year 12s final assembly, Fete evaluation, emailing protocols, Commissioning of The Senior Chaplain

Today was a special day for our Year 12 students as we celebrated their final assembly at Radford College. The final Year 12 assembly is the first of the ‘end of year’ events, and in keeping with tradition, the official farewell to the Class of 2019 today was a wonderful mixture of sadness, entertainment and reflection.

Fr RichardToday’s assembly was not only an opportunity to reflect on all that our Year 12s have done over their time at the school, it was also a chance to farewell staff leaving the College at the end of the year. Suzanne Goddard (31 years), Glenn Demery (16.5 years), Peter Haynes (14 years) and Robyn Evans (14 years), Chris Bleys (10 years) and Maggie Holmes (two years) were all thanked for their commitment to the College over a long period of time. A special farewell was given to Fr Richard Browning, who has guided this and many other cohorts of students through their entire time at Radford. As a sign of respect to Richard, the students played some of his favourite music, detailed the influence he has had on them, and mimicked some of his mannerisms. The affection the students have for Richard was obvious throughout their tribute to him. Quite simply, it was a joy to watch and a privilege to be there!

Fete Evaluation
The 2019 Radford Fete was yet another incredible success and despite some worrying early weather forecasts, the entire event went off without a hitch. It was wonderful to observe families and individuals of all ages, enjoying the festivities, appreciating the entertainment and taking advantage of the food and drink available for sale.

The success of the Fete is dependent on a large group of people, but I would like to take this opportunity to single out a few who were instrumental in bringing it to fruition. First and foremost, I would like to thank the Fete Convener, Mrs Monique Glavonjic, who once again oversaw all the logistics involved in the organisation of the Fete from the very beginning (starting this time last year), right through to the very end, late on the Saturday evening. Monique’s tireless energy meant that every detail was checked, and then double checked, resulting in a highly successful community event.

I would also like to thank the P&F Executive, led by Mr Jim Lilley, for their support of Monique. I know Monique would say that she could not have done it without them. The Radford Facilities staff were also incredibly important in helping set up and dismantle the infrastructure for the Fete, as were the Stall Coordinators and Conveners. And finally, thank you to more than 300 volunteers who helped in a variety of ways.

While the Fete is predominantly about bringing the community together, it is great that the P&F can raise funds, which are then poured back into the College through the support of special projects. This year’s Fete has resulted in a profit of nearly $33,000 which will be used to support two projects. The P&F will announce the details of those projects in the near future.

Emailing Protocols
Unfortunately, on a couple of occasions in recent times, I have had to intervene in altercations that have surfaced between staff members and parents. On each occasion, the dispute has arisen because one of the parties has taken offence at the tone and/or nature of an email that was originally sent. For these reasons, the College has recently reviewed and updated its Emailing Protocols policy, which is available here.

Emailing teachers when information needs to be conveyed or when there is a question to be asked, is eminently sensible because teachers work to different timetables and are often time poor during the school hours. Emails can combine the immediacy of the telephone with the control the receiver has in choosing when to read and when to respond to it. However, several things need to be considered when sending emails and these include the length of the email, when an email is sent, to whom the email is addressed, copying others into an email and using standard greetings.

In general, unless there is an urgent need, communication to teachers via email should occur Monday to Friday during business hours (8.30 am–5.00 pm). The standard timeframe for a teacher to respond is within 24 hours, Monday to Friday during business hours, through the minimum of an acknowledgement email.

In the first instance, we encourage students to speak with their teacher if there is a problem or something needs to be clarified. However, if a parent wants to communicate with a teacher, the email should be brief and sent to the appropriate staff member. If the discussion is about a particular subject, then either the teacher or the Head of Department should be contacted. If the discussion is about a range of subjects, then it should be either the Tutor or Head of Year/ Assistant Head of Junior School who is contacted. cc’ing should be limited to those people who are necessary, and a cc’d recipient is not expected to reply.

The congregation applauds Reverend Katherine Rainger at her Commissioning Service.Commissioning of The Senior Chaplain
On Tuesday night, our community gathered for the Commissioning of The Reverend Katherine Rainger as Senior Chaplain of Radford College by the Right Reverend Dr Mark Short, Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn.

It was a wonderful event, attended by students, staff, parents, Board Members, VIPs to the College and members of the clergy, from across the Diocese. Reverend Katherine’s parents Fred and Helen, her friends and parishioners from Holy Covenant Church also attended.

In my welcome, I said the event represented a celebration, because we have been able to have someone join our faith community who is perfectly aligned to our values, has a wonderful array of previous experiences and understands the educational context in which she is required to work! Katherine’s caring nature and capacity for self-reflection was evident in her very first Bulletin article, which described how travels overseas and in Australia had taught her to never make assumptions and never judge people. In fact, in the short period of time that Katherine has been here, she has just been able to blend in with everything we do. It makes us feel like she has been here forever.

Congratulations Reverend Katherine.

Reverend Katherine Rainger, Senior Chaplain

Chaplain's Reflection, 13 Nov 2019

12 November 2019

Rev. Katherine Rainger

Rituals for endings and new beginnings


Rituals for endings and new beginnings...

On Sunday I attended a “double baptism”. Two beautiful babies were surrounded by their family and friends, as the priest poured water on their foreheads and signed them with the sign of the cross. Candles were lit as a sign of the light of Christ in the world, and in their lives. Parents and Godparents declared their Christian faith and promised to share it with those being baptised. This ritual of Christian initiation is incredibly inclusive. Anyone—even a tiny baby—can receive baptism as a sign of God’s love and welcome.

In the Radford chapel on Tuesday I experienced a ritual for a new beginning in my life. Bishop Mark Short and members of the Radford community commissioned me in my role as chaplain. Christian symbols of ministry such as a Bible, bread and wine and the Anglican Prayer Book were given and received. 

Symbols specific to the ministry of chaplaincy at Radford were also given and received. These included the Radford College Ethos Statement, Godly Play materials and OzHarvest boxes. Reference was also made to the incredible painting by Wiradjuri man Duncan Smith, on the wall of the chapel, which tells the story of Yungbali, a story of creation and redemption, death and resurrection. 

For Year 12 students, this week, and the weeks to come, will contain rituals that symbolise both an ending and new beginnings. Final assemblies, activities, Year 12 chapel, Guard of Honour, graduation and formal are all rituals that mark this important moment in the lives of Year 12 students and their families. There is a sense that something is ending. The transition from formal schooling to life outside of school is a significant one. These rituals are also a symbol of new beginnings, as Year 12 students step into the next chapter of their lives. 

As the Year 12s journey from this place into many places, may God’s grace and peace go with them. May they be people who live in truth, rise in compassion and walk in wisdom. May they also know that they go with the blessing, prayers, support and good wishes of the entire Radford community. 

Rev. Katherine Rainger


Thoughts and prayers - anticipating catastrophic fires
Father Richard and Rev. Katherine

Prayer means being open beyond yourself to the web of life, the ‘what has been’ and ‘what will be’ as well as what currently is.

Prayer means inviting your body and soul to be addressed by the love of God and the needs of the world, and as we hold up the needs of the world to the love of God, our bodies and souls are drawn into a life that is a living response to our prayers.  

This week we dare to pray for our fellows whose lives, homes and work put them in the line of fire. We pray in the knowledge that we are a part of God’s loving response. 

With love in the name of Christ.


Andy Gordon - Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School

JS News, 13 Nov 2019

13 November 2019

Andy Gordon, Deputy Principal Head of Junior School

Assessment and reporting, farewell Robyn Evans, camp thanks


Monday 18 Nov

Pre-Kindergarten 2020 Orientation morning

Tuesday 19 Nov

RTC Thank You Breakfast

Wednesday 20 Nov

Year 2 Exc to National Museum

Pre-Kindergarten 2020 Orientation morning

Dear Junior School Families 

Our goal as a Junior School is to make a difference in the lives of our learners, and to support them in achieving the best post-school results possible.  It is our commitment to students and parents that as highly effective educators, we will focus on high academic expectations to ensure quality outcomes for all students. To achieve this, we focus on: 

  • how students learn best
  • clear learning intentions and a clarity of purpose for learning experiences
  • clear expectations for learning through the development of success criteria
  • effective feedback
  • assessment and analysis of data
  • setting students up for success: academic, wellbeing, social, emotional and spiritual
  • explicitly teaching the Approaches to Learning: developing skills for self-regulated, life-long learners
  • developing effective learning communities. 

Through the Primary Years Programme (PYP) Framework, our approach to learning and teaching utilises ‘inquiry’ as its lead practice. To take any ambiguity away from what this means, it is an approach that holds the students at the centre of all learning and teaching. Inquiry-based learning is a constructivist approach where the overall goal is for students to construct meaning. Teachers employ strategies to identify students’ prior knowledge and support students in constructing meaning and conceptual understandings. These skills are explicitly taught and can be transferred across the curriculum, in school and beyond.  

We are a long time grown up - school should be gentle. If our belief is that children are capable, then our actions need to align. Our goal is to ensure we give students diverse ways to demonstrate their capability. 

As the end of semester nears, we wish to provide an update on our end of semester reports, and how our reporting cycle is linked to classroom learning and teaching. The Junior School has a combination of assessment and reporting processes in place to support making our learning as ‘visible’ as possible. We continue to move towards an increased emphasis on formative (ongoing) assessment practices, in order to provide more regular and meaningful feedback on student learning throughout the year. 

Our processes include:

Parent Teacher Conversations 
These are held just prior to the commencement of the school year and form the beginning of our home-school partnership for the year. 

Parent Teacher Interviews 
These occur at the start of Term 2, and provide an opportunity for teachers to discuss student growth and areas for further development. 

End of Unit Feedback 
This provides us with an opportunity to show how our day-to-day learning, assessment and feedback is intertwined, as it demonstrates how our students are progressing in the Australian Curriculum content within our Units of Inquiry. This feedback links directly to our day-to-day teaching and is included in student Learning Journals at the conclusion of each Unit of Inquiry. 

Learning Journeys
Learning Journeys occur in Term 3, and provided an opportunity for students to share their learning directly with parents and caregivers in the school context. 

Semester Reports 
These are provided twice a year and provide our formal reporting of all Australian Curriculum subject areas, including English and Maths.  Some points to note: 

  • As per Commonwealth Government regulations, this report uses a five-point scale for the ‘Overall Grade’ for each subject (Years 1-6).
  • Within each subject area, specific elements are graded on a three-point scale: working towards, working at, and working beyond. This grading system provides a clear indication to parents regarding a student’s achievement. 
  • A student’s attitude and application are also included on the Semester Report, and will be indicated on a five-point scale (from rarely to consistently). This grade reflects the student’s work habits in class and their attitude to learning.

Parents may request that semester grades be removed from their child's report or have them supplied on a separate sheet of paper. Please email Ms Tracey Markovic  tracey.markovic@radford.act.edu.au by Friday 29 November if you would like to do this. Parents will be notified via email when reports are available. 

We will say goodbye to one of our Art teachers Robyn Evans, after nearly 14 years at Radford College.  Robyn started at the ELC in 2006 as the Atelierista and then moved campuses in 2009 to become one of our Junior School art teachers. We wish her well in this next exciting stage. 

We thank and congratulate our amazing learners as they grew through the camping experience. Rob Stretch and OEG, along with our teaching and support staff, created a fantastic environment for our students. 

This Friday we will also celebrate a belated, Radford College Junior School International Teacher's Day. We will do this through our Celebrations. 

Andy Gordon
Deputy Principal Head of Junior School

Radford College Crest

Expressions of Interest - Radford College Board Committees

13 November 2019

Peter Gunning

Get involved with the College's governance

Dear Radford Community,

The Radford College Board is seeking expressions of interest to fill upcoming vacant positions on Board Committees. 

The College is governed by a Board of Directors chaired by Mr Steven Baker, supported by the following three Committees:

  1. Finance Committee – Chaired by Ms Vicki Williams
  2. Education and Wellbeing Committee – Chaired By Mr Malcolm Lamb AM
  3. Building and Grounds Committee – Chaired by Ms Mariana Galinec

Expressions are sought from people who have relevant experience operating on Boards and/or Governing committees or sub–committees, with relevant skills appropriate to the roles and responsibilities of the Committees as set out in their respective Charters (linked above).

Expressions of Interest are to take the form of a brief half‑page outline of your relevant skills and experience and your reason for expressing interest.

Expressions should be provided to the Secretary via email to Chairman@radford.act.edu.au

Peter Gunning
Company Secretary
Radford College Limited

RDA Showcase, Saturday 16 November, bookings essential!

Radford Dance Academy Showcase - this Saturday!

12 November 2019

Damielle White, Director of Movement

270 students from Pre K to Year 12 performing - reservations essential!

RDA presents its annual showcase Synergy, with 270 students performing from Pre K to Year 12.

Date: Saturday 16 November
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
Tickets: Free, but online reservation is essential, as seats are limited.


Image for article: Friends of Rowing presents Kurt Fearnley

Friends of Rowing presents Kurt Fearnley

26 November 2019

Friends of Radford Rowing

Everyone welcome! An inspirational man, who celebrates possibility in everything he does

Date: Sunday 1 December 2019 2.00pm-4.00pm
Prices: Adult $30, Student/Child $20 (afternoon tea included)
Location: Radford College
Bookings: Book online - limited places. 

This is a Friends of Radford Rowing fundraising event, open to the whole community.  

Cover of Kurt's autobiographyJoin us for an afternoon of inspiration with one of Australia's all-time sporting legends, Kurt Fearnley. 

Kurt is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist and two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist. He has won over 30 marathons, including New York, Chicago and London in a career spanning more than 20 years.

In 2009 Kurt crawled the Kokoda Track, in Papua New Guinea, to raise awareness of men’s health.

Kurt is New South Wales Australian of the Year for 2019, and has won the coveted Don Award for the sportsperson who has most inspired the nation. Read more about Kurt.


‘There are only possibilities in Kurt’s world. If you say he can’t he will.’

(images, quote and biographical information from Kurt's website)




A day of achievement for all our talented equestrian team members

Equestrian successes

13 November 2019

Margaret Bowen, Parent Coordinator, Equestrian

Our dedicated and talented team at Interschools Championships

By Margaret Bowen, Parent Coordinator, Equestrian

The Radford Equestrian Team had an amazing three days at the ACT Equestrian Interschool Championships at Bungendore Showground in early November, achieving second place overall (behind Canberra Girls Grammar) and second in the Secondary School section. Every team member won and/or placed in multiple events.  Congratulations to our talented riders! 

The competition itself was gruelling, with wild weather including extreme heat and thunderstorms. The fantastic result came from much hard work and dedicated practice by team members and their horses competing at the event.

Amelie Berichon, Year 9


3rd overall in Year 9, and 2nd in the Rider class

Siena Berichon, Year 7


Champion Senior School rider
Champion Show Jumping Senior School rider
Year 7 age Champion
Champion 60 cm jumping

1st in overall Pairs with Tom McLachlan

3rd overall Showing

Amelie Burns, Year 7


Placed in both her dressage tests

Contributed to Radford’s overall second placing

Tom McLachlan, Year 7


2nd overall for Year 7
Top 10 Barrel event (2nd fastest time)

2nd in Sporting overall for Year 7

3rd overall Show Riding Year 7

5th in the overall Stockhorse Showcase

3rd in the whip crack section

Placed in show jumping and dressage

Georgia O’Leary, Year 4


1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in her many events, including gymkhana and sporting

Overall Sportsmanship Award winner.

The Radford equestrian team is growing – we now have ten members in total – and they are achieving outstanding results. But most of all, they are learning and having heaps of fun!

Tom riding Monty, in action at the barrel race

 Amelie and Russell Amelie Berichon riding Ricky

Coxed quad racing at the start of season regatta

Fabulous start to the Rowing season

12 November 2019

Vicky Spencer, Technical Director of Rowing

Outstanding success at the first regatta of the season

By Vicky Spencer, Technical Director of Rowing

This past weekend was the first regatta for the Radford Rowing 2019-2020 season. We had 56 crews racing in 24 different events.  The day began with amazing weather, with no wind, but later deteriorated to the extent that some races were cancelled.

Senior Boys Quad Div 1


Senior Boys Quad Div 2


Senior Girls Quad Div 1


Year 10 Quads x 3 (inc. Y9 Quad Div 2 Gold)

2 Gold, 1 Silver

Year 10 Girls Quad Div 2


Year 9 Girls Quad Div 3


B-Grade Single Scull - Ethan Toscan Year 10


B-Grade Single Scull - Damien Schroder Year 11


Y10 Quads – C Grade

1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

C-Grade Single Scull - Sam Roberts Year 10


C-Grade Single Scull – Will Gregory Year 9


Single Scull - Hannah Sampson Year 8


Single Scull - Zimi Lyras Year 8


Year 8 Boys Quads

2 Gold

Year 8 Girls Quads

1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

D-Grade Double Scull - Curtis Garrett Y8 & Will O’Rourke Y9


D-Grade Double Scull - Nea Exell & Ellie Maglasis Year 9


Men’s E-Grade Coxed Quads


Women’s E-Grade Coxed Quads

1 Gold, 2 Silver

C-Grade Double Scull - Ethan Kruger & Griffin Williamson Y11


C-Grade Double Scull - Nicky Allenby & Lissie Gregory


Eights Y9 Boys + Sam Roberts

Silver (on debut)

Eights Y9 Girls


A-Grade Double Scull - Ethan Toscan Y10 & Damien Schroder Y11


After this last race, all events were cancelled for the day due to poor weather.

Overall, Radford crews won 20 golds, 9 silvers, and 8 bronze medals throughout the day of racing, an incredibly successful day for the College’s rowers.

Many thanks to:

  • the parents who volunteered to cook the Barbeque, move Marquees and rowers around, and do other odd jobs for the shed on their Saturday morning.
  • the coaches who put in as much or more time than the rowers to prepare them for races.
  • The Principal, Mrs Godfrey, who gave up her Saturday morning to watch the racing.

Senior Girls Quad Parent helpers at the Regatta

Don't miss this innovative showcase evening

Y10 Art & Technology Showcase: 15 Nov

29 October 2019

Courtney Jacopino , Year 10

Art, food, technology, music - something for everyone!

By Courtney Jacopino, Year 10

Year 10 Exhibition: movement
Date: 15 November, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Morison Centre

On 15 November, the Year 10 Art class is proud to present our exhibition titled ‘movement’, which will be held in the Morison Centre, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. This exhibition will be in collaboration with students from Food Technology, Music, Drama, Media, Textiles, Graphic Design and Woodwork classes. 

The students’ artworks will interpret the theme and title of ‘movement’, and the exhibition will explore broad ideas, ranging from politics to the everyday. The artworks themselves also differ greatly, through the use of different media, and presentation choices such as the incorporation of technology throughout our artwork, mixed media and wax. 

We encourage you to bring a picnic rug and be entertained by our Music and Drama students at a twilight picnic on the lawns, with nibbles and drinks available from the Food Technology class. 

Everyone is welcome to the event and we hope you will join us!

Junior School teachers presenting at AIS ACT

Celebrating Teaching and Learning

13 November 2019

Emily Begbie, Assistant Head of Junior School (Innovation and Excellence)

Junior School staff present at the annual AISACT event

By Emily Begbie, Assistant Head of Junior School (Innovation and Excellence) 

Last Wednesday, Radford staff presented on a range of topics at the AISACT’s fifth Celebrating Teaching and Learning event.  The event is an opportunity to hear about, and discuss, teaching and learning projects and programs that have occurred in AISACT member schools in 2019. 

There were five presentations by Radford staff:

Exploring Essential Instructional Practice in Early Literacy
Bella Dalton, Nadia Sullivan, Damien Montesin, Melinda Quade and Emily Begbie

Teaching Spelling in Kindergarten
Antonella Sassu

Playing Maths in Year 4
Nathan King, Janine Crookes, Kathy Perinovic, Bruce Ferrington and Tegan Masters

Voice, Choice, Ownership: an example of agency in action
Daniel Flynn, Liliane Alblas, Rowan Harris, Tiia Wright Baker, Daniel Madden, Helen Blanch, Taryn Fisher and Nick Martin

AISACT NCCD Action Research Project
Jane Smith

The breadth of subject matter and high calibre of presentations made for an enriching experience for participants. 

U10 Radford Redbacks played the Radford Cheetahs

Sports Report, 13 Nov 2019

13 November 2019

Sports Department

Basketball, Netball Trials, Kung Fu classes


A huge Round 4 of basketball was played over the weekend with several Radford teams coming away with a win. 

  • U12 Div 1 Girls Radford Kookaburras defeated CGGS 58-23
  • U12 Div 4 Girls Radford Penguins defeated Wests 46-8
  • U14 Div 4 Girls Radford Rangers defeated CGS 24-19
  • U16 Div 1 Girls Radford Mystics defeated Queanbeyan Roadrunners 77-45
  • U19 Div 1 Girls Radford Storm defeated Western Creek Dodgers 65-50
  • U19 Div 3 Girls Radford Breakers defeated Majestics 35-30
  • U12 Div 6 Boys Radford Roadrunners defeated BAS Cobras 30-4
  • U14 Div 2 Boys Radford Blazers defeated CGS 60-23
  • U14 Div 4 Boys Radford Grizzlies defeated 57-3
  • U16 Div 3 Boys Radford Hawks defeated Tuggeranong 44-41
  • U19 Div 3 Boys Radford Rockets defeated Norths 40-24
  • U19 Div 5 Boys Radford Spartans defeated BAS Rebels 28-27
  • U19 Div 6 Boys Radford Timberwolves drew with Ramblers 40-40


2020 Radford Netball Trials: Gold and Silver Teams 

The first phase of the Gold and Silver netball trials will be held in Term 4 2019. Players are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions. If you are unable to attend please send an email to the sports office email CCSports@radford.act.edu.au 

Details of the final session are below: 


Saturday 16 November


  • Radford G. Wigg Sports Centre
  • Registration will be in the foyer at 2.40pm
  • Wear appropriate clothes and shoes
  • Bring a water bottle

At the conclusion of these trials a squad will be chosen. The 2 teams will be finalised from this squad in early term 1 2020. This invitation is extended to all girls in Years 9 – 12 (2020).

Kung Fu Classes at Radford 

Following their Year 8 workshop last year, the Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy is now teaching classes at Radford College.  All classes are taught by Radford Collegian Dr Wilson Lo, who started the academy 15 years ago, with the emphasis on the tuition of practical self-defence and upholding the three virtues of Discipline, Respect and Compassion.  

Stretching  Kung Fu

The academy also runs Canberra Dragon Dance, so students have the option of performing in martial arts, dragon and lion dance in major festivals and events across Canberra. 

Classes are held at the Gibbons Pavilion on Monday and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30pm.  

For more information:

Dragon dancing

Image for Y9/10 2020 Drama production auditions

Auditions: Y9/Y10 Drama 2020

4 November 2019

Nick Akhurst, Head of Cocurricular Dance, Drama and Oratory

Sign up for auditions for this exciting ensemble production


“To be ourselves causes us to be exiled by others, and yet to comply with what others want causes us to be exiled from ourselves.”


Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Calling all actors, musicians, dancers and singers to audition for the 2020 9/10 production.


The show will be an original, devised ensemble production, exploring the themes of image, identity, belonging and finding your own pack.  It will integrate storytelling, physical theatre, music, puppetry and dance, through a well-known fairytale. 

Please note you do not need to be good at all of these skills. We are looking for students who are willing to explore new ideas, say ‘yes’ to others and take risks in exploring the many ways that theatre can tell stories. 

The audition will be in the form of a workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing, as you will be required to move around. 

You only need to attend 1 of the 2 audition sessions:

13 November 4 -5.30pm 
20 November 4 -5.30pm


As this is an ensemble production, you will need to commit to all of the rehearsals. Please note there will be some weekend and holiday rehearsals required.


Sign up outside Drama rooms, or online.




Image credits: National Capital website

Grading for 2020 NPLY Football

30 October 2019

Wednesday evenings 30 Oct to 27 Nov

2020 NPLY Football program
The Radford College NPLY Football program will be conducting an initial grading for the 2020 season from 5.00-6.00 pm on Wednesday evenings between Wednesday 30 October and Wednesday 27 November on the JA Mackinnon Oval. Fully accredited and experienced coaches will assess the player’s technical and physical ability, tactical knowledge and football mind-set.

U13 (2007 born)
U14 (2006 born)
U16 (2004 & 2005 born)
U18 (2002 & 2003 born)

To register for grading please email your child’s name, DOB & 2019 team played for to Dianne.Wilson@radford.act.edu.au.

The program will include:

  • An intensive football program over 40-42 weeks (depending on age group)
  • Training sessions and/ or games per week run by FFA/ AFC qualified coaches
  • Strength & Conditioning programs

Please note the Radford NPLY program does not enforce the Radford Sports Policy however all current and future Radford students are encouraged to attend grading and play for Radford. The Radford NPLY program is open to players outside of the school.

Final selections will be made Friday 30 November with the squad to train on Wednesday 4 & 11 December. Details for the 2020 season will also be passed on along with agreement and registration at these sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Radford Head of Sport:

Brent Larkham
6180 1090 or email brent.larkham@radford.act.edu.au

Aerial view of Fete 2019, photo credit: Gigapix Photography

Fete Feedback - have your say!

4 November 2019

P&F Fete Convenor

The P&F committee welcomes your feedback on the 2019 Fete

Did you attend the #radfordfete2019?

Please help us by completing this short survey!

We are constantly seeking ways that we can improve the experience of this event. Your feedback matters and will be reviewed by the Fete Committee in 2020.

Thank you!


Kind regards
Monique Glavonjic
P&F Publicity Officer and Fete Convener 2019



"Ladies of the Land" - supporting women affected by drought

Supporting women affected by drought

"Ladies of the Land" is seeking donations of "pamper" items for women affected by drought. For more details visit their Facebook page. Donations can be delivered to the Principal's building by Wed 27 November.