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Welcome to Radford College Junior School

PreKindergarten to Year 6

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Radford College Junior School is an International Baccalaureate School
for the Primary Years Programme

The philosophy and vision of Radford College Junior School commences with the belief that young children have an amazing capacity to be active participants in their own learning journeys. Our ethos links to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) belief that students construct their own meaning through a process of inquiry.

As such, the Junior School fosters the existing College aims:

- to provide a purposeful, imaginative and enjoyable learning environment

- to nurture student potential

- to foster personal values and attributes

- to encourage an understanding and acceptance of Christianity as the spiritual and moral basis of life.

Our Junior School staff aim to develop strong relationships, motivation and values within our students. Our intention is to ensure each child develops a powerful basis from which they can seek out and actively pursue their lifelong learning journey. We actively promote programs, approaches and pathways that will enhance our students' ability to thrive within the challenges of tomorrow.

The 21st century requires thinking citizens who can evaluate new learning as it becomes available, recognise the connections in their knowledge, and make decisions that sustain the future of our world.  Our teaching and learning methods and our curriculum must not only focus upon core literacy and numeracy but also must be inquiry-based and transdisciplinary. Students need to be able to ask challenging questions and find and evaluate the answers.

Our inquiry learning programs are taught through the International Baccalaureate from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6. We use the Learner Profile to advance the social skills of our children and we consider it a privilege to work in partnership with our parent body to develop citizens for today and our future.


Paul Southwell, Head of Junior School

Paul Southwell

Head of Junior School


Contact Details

Paul Southwell

Head of Junior School

Mrs Beth Maggs, Executive Assistant 61625332

Questions relating to Pastoral Care should be directed to:

Nicole Jaggers

Assistant Head of Junior School, Pre-K – Year 2 nicole.jaggers@radford.act.edu.au

Marina Malcolm

Assistant Head of Junior School, Years 3 - 6

Questions relating to Curriculum should be directed to:

Belinda Reitstatter

PYP Coordinator,

Questions relating to Individual Needs/Student Diversity should be directed to:

Mary Willett

Individual Needs & Student Diversity Coordinator, Pre-K - Year 6

Paula Morelli

Junior School Counsellor, Pre K – Year 3

Julie Smith

Junior School Counsellor, Years 4 – 6

Questions relating to Enrolment should be directed to:

Sally Mordike

Please visit Enrolments page for information
and contact details

All other inquiries:

Junior School Reception


ELC Site

ELC Receptionists
Lisa Clarke and Trish Smith - 61626492         

Years 1-4 Site

Year 1 -Year 4 Receptionist
Kerrie Shevlin 61625330

Years 5-6 Site

Year 5 - Year 6 Receptionist
Nerida Dyne 61626290