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|Type||private, day school|
|Motto||Truth, Compassion, Wisdom|
|Denomination||Anglican Church of Australia|
|Established||11 February 1984|
|Sister school||Kure National College of Technology, Hiroshima, Japan Konko Gakuen school, Okayama prefecture, Japan|
|Colour(s)||Gold, maroon, navy blue|
Founded in 1984, the College is named after Bishop Lewis Bostock Radford. 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.
Radford was established on 11 February 1984, its foundation stone having been laid on 30 April 1983. Under founding principal Jock Mackinnon AM, the College opened with 240 students and 21 staff. Professor T.B. Millar AO served as the inaugural chairman. Radford presently has more than 1,600 students enrolled across its Junior (Years pre-kindergarten to 6), secondary School (Years 7–12).
|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)|
|1984–1989||Jock Mackinnon AM (formerly headmaster of Pulteney Grammar School)|
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. 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. In 2011, more Radford students sought tertiary entrance than any other school in Canberra, with 93% of students receiving an ATAR. Radford College has a record of academic success, with its Year 12 graduates achieving the highest median ATAR of all ACT schools in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 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:
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.
- Prince Viliami of Tonga, The Prince Ata, younger son of King Tupou VI
- Alistair Coe MLA – Leader of the Opposition at the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
- K.J.Taylor - Fantasy author
- Nicholas Bishop – Australian actor
- Katherine Calder – Professional Skier and Winter Olympian
- Ryan Carters – First class cricketer for New South Wales and Victoria
- David Dawson – First class cricketer, former player for the Tasmanian Tigers and NSW
- Stef Dawson – Australian actress, known for playing Annie Cresta in the Hunger Games film franchise
- Anna Flanagan – Professional hockey player for the Hockeyroos
- Chloe Hosking – Professional racing cyclist, competing in UCI championship
- Elanor Huntington, Dean of Engineering at the Australian National University
- Nick Kyrgios – Professional tennis player
- Sam Michael – Formula One engineer, former director at McLaren F1 and Williams F1.
- Kaz Patafta – Professional soccer player for Lanexang United F.C.
- Tom Rogic – Socceroo, Futsalroo, Nike 'The Chance' Winner, and professional soccer player for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.
- Jesse Wagstaff – Professional basketball player for the Perth Wildcats
- Ben Woolner – Safia vocalist
- Michael Bell – Safia drummer
- Harry Sayers – Safia guitarist
- Maddie Shevlin - Melbourne Demons AFLW player
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- "ACT Year 12 Certificate awards on the rise". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- Clare Sibthorpe (16 December 2015). "ACT college results: Fewer students admitted to tertiary, more completing year 12". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 28 May 2017.
- Sharp, Michele. "A second sister school partnership in Japan".
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- "About us". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- Royal Ark, Tongan Genealogy details
- Radford College Accessed 8 December 2016
- ACT Legislative Assembly Accessed 8 December 2016
- Nicholas Bishop Biography Accessed 21 December 2011
- "Comets focus on former Canberrans". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- "Flanagan picked in Roos". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
- Annual Report 2010 Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 21 December 2011
- Nearpost Football Blog Accessed 21 December 2011
- Sydney Morning Herald Accessed 4 November 2011
- Jesse Wagstaff – 2008–09 Men's Basketball