JS News, 6 Nov 2019

Andy Gordon - Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School

Andy Gordon - Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School

Dates to Remember 

Thursday 7 Nov

Year 5 Camp returns

Mon 11 Nov

PreK 2020 Orientation Morning

Yr 4 Visiting Apple Store

Tuesday 12 Nov

Year 4 Visiting Apple Store

Yr 3 Strings Concert

Wednesday 13 Nov

PreK 2020 Orientation Morning

Yr 4-6 Olympian visit


By Andy Gordon - Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School 

Congratulations to the Parents and Friends for an amazing Fete! What a special day to celebrate being a part of our community. Whether you came to have fun, perform, do service, see cars or sell goods, it was a great time.  

Year 3 and Year 5 enjoyed their camps, and I congratulate and thank the staff and students on their participation, learning and growth. We learn so much about ourselves through opportunities that take us out of our comfort zone and into new possibilities. Our Outdoor Education program is purposefully designed to complement our physical, social and emotional learning. 

Have you ever heard the saying, “We train others how to treat us by how we treat ourselves”? For the large part, it is a true statement, regardless of age. For students, it can be particularly true in friendships, but also in our relationships with our teachers.

It’s important to know that to get the best out of ourselves, we need to make helpful and appropriate choices in order to show our teacher how we want to be treated, so that our teacher can help get the best out of us. 

Students who help their teacher get the best out of them… 

  • make eye contact when the teacher is telling the class what to do, or explaining something
  • put up their hand to answer questions, and give answers to show that they have been listening - even if the answer is wrong the teacher will appreciate the effort
  • when a task is set, they make sure they understand what is asked of them, and either put up their hand to ask, if they do not understand, or get started on the work straight away
  • remain on task until they are finished; ask for help where needed; if finished early, or unable to go on with the work, find something else to do that will improve their knowledge of the subject
  • make the decision to change seats or negotiate groups to get away from distracters, and discuss this with the teacher beforehand
  • make sure that all work is complete and done as well as they can, even if they know there will be mistakes. 

Students who help their teacher get the best out of them are far too engaged in their work to be distracted, or to not achieve to the best of their ability. 

Here at Radford College, our teachers want our students to experience and create success in their learning.


Shout Outs


Shout outs 

KCH – Alexandra Ewin for her commitment, curiosity and positive attitude towards her work.  

KSG - Bella Espinosa for being a kind and caring member of Kindergarten. 

KLP - Kiana Huynh for her commitment and enthusiasm during our guided writing sessions. 

KAS – Angus Ng for showing bravery when being injured and commitment for his swimming lessons 

To all the Kindergarten classes for their enthusiasm and participation in swimming lessons 

Year 1 

1MH – Sophie Showing great teamwork by collaborating with others. 

1RJ – Luka Martinovic for his caring nature and being a team player. 

1AT - Zoe Casson for displaying commitment to her learning and always showing kindness and empathy towards others 

1AJ- Zara Cao for always approaching team activities with a kind and thoughtful attitude. 

Year 2 

2KH – Zali Woollcombe for showing teamwork by always contributing to group work and discussions. 

2SD - Dhriya Garg for being a thinker and showing curiosity  

2DG – Madeleine Richardt for consistently displaying a commitment to her learning and always having a positive attitude. 

2LM – Binu De Silva for being a responsible and committed to learning and displaying teamwork. 

Year 3 

3MK –  Oliver Flanagan for his commitment to improving his writing and being knowledgeable in our UOI Sharing the Planet.  

3JC - Ash Hobden for her leadership, determination and risk taking attitude shown during camp.  

3RS – Max Zhang for his enthusiasm, teamwork and positive attitude on Camp.  

3HO – Thomas Muirhead for his commitment, curiosity and positive attitude towards others on camp.  

3RB – Rajeev Tamhane for displaying leadership and excellent teamwork on Camp.  

Year 4 

4NK – Sophie McGrath for her commitment and positive attitude towards her learning. 

4JC - Eloise Richardt for being a principled, responsible and committed  learner. 

4KP - Phoebe Fox for the commitment, zest and cooperation she brings to our class. 

4BF – Georgia O'Leary for being an open-minded and enthusiastic learner 

4TM – Stella Layton for returning to her learning with enthusiasm and commitment. 

Year 5 

5TM – Rafferty Bunworth for his imaginative and creative poetry writing efforts. 

5RR - Poppy Steven for always exhibiting a love of learning. 

5BL – Disha Sharma for consistently displaying commitment, teamwork and a love of learning. 

5SW – Karuni Sivacharan for demonstrating creativity, enthusiasm and appreciation towards our How We Express Ourselves unit of inquiry 

Year 6 

6TW – Lachlan Dore for showing commitment, teamwork and collaboration by responding to feedback during Exhibition. 

6DM – Rory Munro and Oscar Bush for the passion and teamwork they displayed during Exhibition. 

6HB – Stirling Musgrove for his commitment to learning and teamwork. 

6TF –  Josh Miller for demonstrating perseverance and commitment to his learning, particularly with persuasive writing. 



Library – Damon Le (4NK) for the enthusiasm and commitment to learning he displays during Library lessons. Mrs Hind 

Eva Tsiros (5BL) for her open-minded approach and reflective thinking comments for the poetry guest speakers. (Mrs PW) 

PE – Magnus Gould 3MK – for showing great sportsmanship, effort and cooperating with his classmates (Mr M) 

PE – Freja Moran 4NK – for great participation during invasion games. (Mr M) 

PE – Bryson Abraham – for excellent sportsmanship, quick thinking and fantastic game sense during invasion games. (Mrs Phelps) 

Wellbeing – Theodore Leigh (4NK) for sharing his understanding and passion in Wellbeing classes 

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