|Location||Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Phone||+61 (0)2 6162 6200|
|Fax||+61 (0)2 6162 6263|
Spanning Pre-kindergarten to Year 12, Radford College offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) in its Junior School (Pre-kindergarten to Year 6) and is in the process of applying to become a candidate school for the IB Diploma Programme. The College is a thriving independent school dedicated to educating and supporting students to become compassionate, adaptable and internationally minded. The school is a progressive Anglican co-educational day school that recognises that each student has unique potential. We help them fulfil their potential by offering a world-class education, contemporary pedagogy and opportunities to learn beyond the traditional classroom through co-curricular and community service programs. The College currently has over 1,600 students enrolled across the Junior and Secondary Schools, with an equal number of boys and girls. We employ a non-selective enrolments process and consistently rank highly in the ACT academic rankings. We believe this is because of our innovative teaching and our fundamental understanding that students are most successful when engaged. Relationships between staff and students are based on mutual respect. Teachers get to know their students quickly in order to understand their motivations, their capabilities and the way that they learn. They understand that each student has different abilities and cater equally for the students who need a challenge and students who require additional support. It is important for children to have positive relationships with other children and adults at school and we provide a nurturing environment where this is possible. Our parents are important partners in the effective support of our students and open and regular communication is vital. At Radford College Junior School, parents are informed and involved in the initial phases of any pastoral concern and it is through this proactive approach that we are able to manage issues effectively. A safe and supportive physical environment is also crucial. Our playground has been specifically designed to provide a range of spaces for students to play. Children are always supervised and inappropriate behaviour is managed in a positive and consistent manner. The College provides a range of support which gives students the best chance to reach their potential, including learning support staff, counsellors, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. Mindfulness and wellbeing are taught explicitly and students participate in Chapel services on a weekly basis, allowing them to explore personal beliefs and developing an awareness of spirituality. The Christian faith is presented as a meaningful and relevant way of life.