Radford College

Radford College is a private, Anglican, coeducational day school, located in Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Radford College
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Address
1 College Street

, ,
2617

Australia
Coordinates-35.243315, 149.088507
Information
Typeprivate, day school
MottoTruth, Compassion, Wisdom
DenominationAnglican Church of Australia
Established11 February 1984[1]
Sister schoolKure National College of Technology, Hiroshima, Japan Konko Gakuen school, Okayama prefecture, Japan
ChairmanSteve Baker
PrincipalFiona Godfrey
Staff180+
GradesPre-K12
GenderCoeducational
Enrolment1627[2] (2014)
Colour(s)Gold, maroon, navy blue
              
Website

Founded in 1984, the College is named after Bishop Lewis Bostock Radford.[1] It has a non-selective enrolment policy, with nearly an equal balance of boys and girls, and currently caters for over 2,000 students from pre-kindergarten to Year 12.[1]

HistoryEdit

Radford was established on 11 February 1984, its foundation stone having been laid on 30 April 1983.[3] Under founding principal Jock Mackinnon AM, the College opened with 240 students and 21 staff.[1] Professor T.B. Millar AO served as the inaugural chairman.[3] Radford presently has more than 1,600 students enrolled across its Junior (Years pre-kindergarten to 6), secondary School (Years 7–12).[3]

PrincipalsEdit

Years Principal[3]
2014–Present Fiona Godfrey (formerly headmaster of St Peter's Collegiate Girls' School)
2009–2013 Phillip Heath (currently headmaster of Barker College)
2001–2008 David Mulford (currently headmaster of Newington College)
1993–2000 Graeme Wigg
1989–1992 Peter Casson
1984–1989 Jock Mackinnon AM (formerly headmaster of Pulteney Grammar School)

CurriculumEdit

Junior School pupils undertake the International Baccalaureate Primary Years programme.[4]

The Secondary School operates a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious and Values Education, and Physical education as well as various electives including Performing Arts, Creative Arts, Design and Technology, and Languages.[5] A strong emphasis is placed upon service learning, and active participation in cocurricular activities.

In the Senior School, students work toward the Year 12 Certificate, a credential awarded to ACT secondary students on completion of their studies. Radford College offers a range of courses leading to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), in addition to accredited courses for students not seeking to enter university.[6] In 2011, more Radford students sought tertiary entrance than any other school in Canberra, with 93% of students receiving an ATAR.[7] Radford College has a record of academic success, with its Year 12 graduates achieving the highest median ATAR of all ACT schools in 2004,[8] 2005,[9] 2006,[10] 2007,[11] 2008,[12] 2010,[13] 2011,[14] 2012,[15] 2014,[16] 2015[17] and 2016.

Connections with other schoolsEdit

Radford College is an active member in Round Square, with exchanges and participation in conferences and service opportunities.

Radford College is twinned with the following schools:

  • Konko Gakuen school in Okayama prefecture, Japan[18]
  • Kure National College of Technology, in Hiroshima, Japan[19]
  • BISU High School in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China[20]

Collegians and notable alumniEdit

The Radford Collegians' Association is about building a community that provides ongoing support to its members on a social, educational and career level. Originally founded in 1989, the association has grown by about 160 members per year. With over 6,500 former students, the Association seeks to connect Collegians' to each other and their school. The association is committed to three core pillars of focus including social & community awareness, business & career opportunities and giving back. These pillars guide the Radford Collegians' in success and growth. The Association organises reunions, mentoring programs, supports college functions and funds select community outreach programs.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Strategic Plan 2011–2015 Archived 14 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Radford College. Radford College. p. 23. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d History and Location Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  4. ^ Junior School Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  5. ^ High School Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  6. ^ Senior School Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  7. ^ BSSS 2011 Overview Archived 26 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  8. ^ "Students with ACT Tertiary Entrance Statements" (PDF). Annual Report 2004-2005. ACT Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Radford Tops School Tertiary Rankings". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Students with ACT Tertiary Entrance Statements" (PDF). Annual Report 2006-2007. ACT Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Parents in Dark on UAI Results". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Colleges Roll Out Rush for Uni Spots". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Radford Pulls Rank with Exam Scores". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  14. ^ "School Exam Scores Slip". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  15. ^ "On course for bright futures after ATARs". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  16. ^ "ACT Year 12 Certificate awards on the rise". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  17. ^ Clare Sibthorpe (16 December 2015). "ACT college results: Fewer students admitted to tertiary, more completing year 12". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
  18. ^ Sharp, Michele. "A second sister school partnership in Japan".
  19. ^ Fitzpatrick, Dianne. "Skype with Radford's sister school".
  20. ^ Fitzpatrick, Di. "From the LOTE Department".
  21. ^ "About us". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  22. ^ Royal Ark, Tongan Genealogy details
  23. ^ Radford College Accessed 8 December 2016
  24. ^ ACT Legislative Assembly Accessed 8 December 2016
  25. ^ Nicholas Bishop Biography Accessed 21 December 2011
  26. ^ "Comets focus on former Canberrans". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  27. ^ "Flanagan picked in Roos". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  28. ^ Annual Report 2010 Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
  29. ^ Nearpost Football Blog Accessed 21 December 2011
  30. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Accessed 4 November 2011
  31. ^ Jesse Wagstaff – 2008–09 Men's Basketball

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