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ArticleFrom the Assistant Principal, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

Posted 20 November 2019

  Why the Secondary School Learner Traits, the IB Learner Profile and College Values are critically important... Over the past months of reviewing the College’s curriculum offerings, and particularly as we accelerate towards the end of the academic year, I have been prompted to reflect on the ways in which the comm

ArticleFrom the Principal 21 February

Posted 21 February 2018

As we approach the end of Week 3 of the term, I am pleased to report that all sections of the College are in full swing, with many of the new staff and students stating that they have settled well and are already feeling very much at home... When I visited the Year 11 camp at Greenhills on Thursday, I was particularl

ArticleFrom the Principal: 23 May 2018

Posted 22 May 2018

Last weekend, the P F staged their first major fundraiser of the year, the annual Art Show... As has been the case for many years, the 2018 Radford Art Show attracted high-quality works by a large number of artists from the Canberra district and beyond, as well as many exhibits created by very own students...   At th

ArticleFrom the Director of Assessment, Reporting and Curriculum, August 2017

Posted 15 August 2017

Like people in similar positions from schools across the country, very soon after 9 am on Monday I opened my NAPLAN portal to see the newly released 2017 results... I have included one view of the data below to illustrate that our students have, as anticipated, performed well above the standard of the wider cohort...

ArticleH for History #9 – Principals

Posted 4 April 2018

By George Huitker, Director of Service Learning and Radford Historian  If you are courting any ambitions to become a school principal, you could possibly be aiding your future aspirations by joining the Radford staff... This piece is the first of (at least) two articles written about former Radford teachers who have

ArticleA Christmas Message from the Principal

Posted 7 December 2016

A year of achievement draws to a close The end of any school year is a time to reflect on all that has been accomplished and make plans for the future... In my view, 2016 has been another incredibly successful year for the College, which has seen a myriad of individual and group achievements, right across the year lev

ArticleIB Diploma Programme update

Posted 25 October 2017

By Lindy Braithwaite, Senior Studies Coordinator Preparations are now in full swing as we move closer to our IBDP authorization assessment in 2018 by an International Baccalaureate compliance team... These preparations are not unlike a registration process, where every facet of the College will be reviewed to ensure t

ArticleFrom the Principal, 29 May 2019

Posted 29 May 2019

At Radford, we are constantly looking at mechanisms to refine and improve our practices and processes, and we know there will always be further work to do... This is one of the reasons why we seek regular feedback from staff, students and parents through surveys, day-to-day communication and casual conversations... W

ArticleFrom the Director of Assessment, Reporting and Curriculum 7 March 2018

Posted 7 March 2018

As NAPLAN Online approaches, a small but very focused team has been working with me to ensure that Radford is well prepared... Last week, Tracey Markovic and I attended an information session conducted by Ken Gordon from the ACT Department of Education and Training (DET)... It was pleasing to hear Ken reaffirm our un

ArticleOur da Vinci Decathlon students win gold

Posted 7 June 2016

By Marina Malcolm, Assistant Head of Junior School Years 3?6 On Wednesday 1 June, two Radford College Junior School teams, one in Year 5 and the other in Year 6, participated in the da Vinci Decathlon... The da Vinci Decathlon began at Knox Grammar School in Sydney in 2001... It's an academic inter-school gala day op