Remembering our first day

By Mrs Annette Carter, College Historian

How did you feel on your first day of school?

Last Thursday we celebrated a special milestone – the 40th anniversary of the very first school day at Radford College. On 1 February 1984 235 brave students embarked on their learning journey at the brand-new school in Bruce, Canberra.

The dedication of the inaugural Principal Jock Mackinnon was evident in the detailed letter he had sent to parents and carers that covered everything from school uniforms, important dates and the courses offered. There was a follow-up letter informing students of mentor interviews and inviting parents and carers to the Dedication Service on 11 February.

We thank the Radford College pioneers who laid the foundation for the vibrant community we cherish today.