A message from the Principal

Fiona Godfrey, Principal

Fiona Godfrey, Principal

The end of a school year is a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished, and make plans for the future. Without doubt, 2018 will be remembered as a year of growth, opportunity and success, both in and out of the classroom.

Our students have continued to achieve excellent academic standards across the year levels. Many have entertained in music, dance and theatrical performances, and others have shone on the sporting field. We celebrate these achievements with joy and pride. 

I strongly believe that the real test of a successful school is in its contribution to the development of well-rounded and grounded people, who show compassion and empathy for those around them. I am delighted to say that I have witnessed this on multiple occasions throughout this year.

Planning for the future will continue until the end of the year, and many of the senior staff will return to Radford in January to work towards a smooth and productive start to the 2019 school year. In particular, the Junior and Secondary School Executive staff will finalise the School Improvement Plan, which will be actioned early in the new school year.

The end of the academic year is marked by a number of ceremonies that acknowledge the achievements of the students throughout the year. Over the past two weeks I have attended the Year 12 Graduation, the Year 6 Graduation, the Year 10 Celebration, two Kindergarten Nativities, the Junior School Awards Afternoon and the Secondary School Awards Night. These events showcase the unique and wonderful talents of our students and I am always enormously proud of their achievements on such occasions.

Parents and caregivers will receive an email advising that school reports are available for downloading before Christmas. The reports are the culmination of a huge amount of work by teachers and I encourage parents and students to take the time to read the comments, especially when avenues for student improvement are indicated.

In concluding my final article for 2018, I extend my best wishes for the festive season to the Radford College community. I sincerely hope that you have an opportunity to experience the real meaning of Christmas, enjoy the festivities of the New Year and share the joy of the season with loved ones. I look forward to welcoming everyone back for the start of the 2019 academic year.

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