This edition: 20 June 2012
Radford College Calendar

ELC Reception 6162 6298 8am - 4pm
1 - 4 Reception 6162 5330 8am - 4pm
5 - 6 Reception 6162 6290 8am -  4pm
7 – 8 Reception 6162 6269 8am - 4pm
9 – 10 Reception 6162 6204 8am - 4pm
11 – 12 Reception 6162 6261 8am - 4pm
MAIN RECEPTION 6162 6200 8am -  5pm

(see below and Calendar for more dates)
19-23 June Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (JS Production)
23 June An Evening at the Jazz Cafe
27 June JS Music Concert

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Strategic plan word model

The above image was derived from the College Strategic Plan 2011-2015 using Wordle software (http://www.wordle.net/) and a little help from Ms Susan Davenport. It is interesting to see the prominence our plan (“Think Connect Transform”) gives to key priorities and concepts, which are encapsulated in simple words. I offer it as my piece for this week, preferring to rely on brevity and imagination. It reminds us why we are here and what all our activity means.

Boil the kettle and muse over the image for a short while, before resuming this very busy time of the year.



Mrs Sally Mordike

Notice of Withdrawal from Radford
Families wishing to withdraw a student from the College are reminded that a letter to the Principal is required giving at least one term's notice to avoid any financial penalty. This letter needs to be signed by all/both the original signatories to the student's enrolment. A term’s notification not only helps families avoid the withdrawal penalty of half a term’s fee, it also means that new families can be offered places at the school in good time.

Please contact the Registrar, Sally Mordike, on 6162 6212 or by e-mail if you require any clarification or advice.
(No notice is required for students who will be leaving the College as Year 12 graduates at the end of the year, but notice is required for mid-year leavers from Year 12.)


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Head of Junior School: Mr Paul Southwell
JS Reception:
Mrs Kerrie Shevlin

Catch up with the latest Junior School News

Please also take the time to:


Learning and Teaching


From the Head of Senior School
Mr Allan Shaw

Unit Score Check Day - Year 11 and Year 12
Unit Score Check Day is a compulsory school day on Wednesday 27th June between 9 – 12am. The process may take up to 2 hours for some students, but usually only an hour or so.
Uniform is not required.

If for some reason a student cannot attend, leave needs to be sought in writing by parents contacting Mr Shaw. The student (not your parent!) must also then give written permission for someone to check their results for them. Hand this to the Year Co-ordinator. It is in your best interest to make sure that the proxy knows what it is to expect to see on the spreadsheets (all marks) and that they actually check exams etc.
In department areas you will have access to any work that you have not yet been able to access, including exams and any assignments. You must check the marking of these and the addition of the marks.

In the common room, all spreadsheets will be published and it is each student’s responsibility to check that the marks are accurately recorded for each task. On your REPORTS you will see a UNIT SCORE which may look like a percentage but actually reflects your RANK in the cohort for that subject. This is NOT scaling!!!

Year 12 Revue - “The Apocalist”
Performances: Week 1, Term 3 (26th, 27th, 28th July)
The Year 12 cohort would like to invite the community to witness the journey of students in trying to save the world from a plague – ‘2012 the end of the world’!


From the Year 9 Camp Coordinator
Bec Cashmere

Parent Information Session:
Outward Bound will be running an information session for parents of Year 9 students on  Wednesday 1st August 6.30pm – 7.30pm in the Leyshon Lecture Theatre.  This session is NOT for students – they will have their own information session during the day. This session is an opportunity for parents to find out more about the course and to have any general questions be answered by Outward Bound staff.

Medical forms:
These are available to download from the document library on the Year 9 Camp RadNet page. These need to be completed and returned to tutors by Friday 17th August.

Medical Concerns: 
If your child has a medical condition that you would like to discuss with the Radford Year 9 Camp Coordinator and Outward Bound staff you will be able to book a 15 minute meeting for the afternoon of 1st August, between 3.00 – 5.30pm to discuss how we can best care for them whilst on camp.  Please email rebecca.cashmere@radford.act.edu.au if you would like to organise a meeting.



HOD: Mrs Suzanne Rentsch

Access all the latest information on university courses, scholarships and admission information, further training, Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs), apprenticeships, Gap Year opportunities, job vacancies and more. . . It is strongly recommended that ALL students and/or their parents from the High School and Senior School regularly check this section of the bulletin.

The latest Careers Newsletter <.pdf> can also  be accessed at RadNet>Shared Spaces>Interest Spaces>Student Pathways>Document Library>e-Bulletin




Father Richard Browning
Rev. Nikolai Blaskow

Reflection: Read Rev. Nikolai Blaskow's reflection, The Rabbit Hole

RAS: Latest news on the Foundation Day projects, Gunawirra and Timor trips and more!
Father Richard Browning

Radford Parent Prayers (RaPPers)
If you would like further information on the Radford parent prayer-support network, please contact David Cohen on 0422 191 891.



College Nurse: Ms Karen Baker

Y9 Vaccinations

Read about the Year 9 School based Immunisation of ‘Boostrix’( dTpa)  and why it is recommended that students receive it.



HOD DRAMA: Mr Nick Akhurst
Admin: Bronwyn Brown

Charlie and Chocolate Factory

Junior School Drama
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Venue: RA Young Hall
Tuesday 19 June, 6pm
Wednesday 20 June, 6pm
Friday 22 June, Matinee 1pm (all students attending the matinee MUST be accompanied by an adult).
Friday 22 June, 6pm
Saturday 23 June, 5pm (note earlier start for this performance)

Available for online purchase http://www.trybooking.com/BLJH
Evening shows: $10 adult, $5 child - Friday Matinee: $5 adult, $5 child

7/8/9 Drama Production 2012 - Squares
Director: Mr Dylan Mordike
Auditions:This Year’s 7/8/9 Production is a comic play Squares. It is a very funny script and the play involves some very silly scenes. Do not worry about auditioning for specific roles in this production. There will be about 40 people involved in the cast with a possibility for more as extras.  The director will be looking for good, comic actors with a strong sense of character, timing and fun! More information here.

Performances 13-15 September - save the date!


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HOD Music : Mrs Leanne McKean
Head of Cocurricular Music/Instrumental Studies: Mr Joel Copeland
Music Administrator: Ms Sam Young



An Evening at the Jazz Café – 23 June
Saturday, 23 June from 6.30pm 
Tickets on sale now - http://www.trybooking.com/BOGI 

Enjoy a fine evening of jazz featuring Radford jazz ensembles and invited ensemble, traXion Big Band.  Please bring your hipster sense to experience the vibe of these cats as they swing out and bring you some down home funk and soulful style. Bring your own food and drinks to enjoy, or if you prefer, you can select a savoury and/or sweet plate when booking your ticket.

Ticket and food prices
Ticket price = $10 per person
Sweet and savoury plate options range from $5 to $8. Please check prices and order if required when booking ticket.

Tickets and sweet/savoury plates can be purchased online at http://www.trybooking.com/BOGI. When booking tickets you may:

Junior School Music Concert – 27 June
Venue: TB Millar Hall
Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm

Featuring the following music co-curricular groups:

Please contact your groups’ manager for further details regarding the Concert.

Assessments and Instrumental Lessons
If your instrumental lesson clashes with a scheduled in-class assessment, it is the student's responsibility to arrange to reschedule the lesson. 
In-class academic assessments take priority over instrumental lessons.

Music Handbook 2012
Cocurricular Music rehearsal schedule
Choir registration form








Mr Peter Haynes    
Mr Brad Luhrs, Mr Peter Wallensky

For latest Sports News, please visit the Sports Rad Net section and enter your user ID and password.
Please be aware of the provisions of the College's Sports Policy.




Please send submissions for this section to the relevant staff member for approval and noting.
SPORT - Peter Haynes; PERFORMING ARTS - Nick Akhurst; ACADEMIC - Head of School/Department; COMMUNITY - Richard Browning; COCURRICULAR - George Huitker

Congratulations to Fletcher Hall (Y10) selected by Squash ACT to represent ACT at the NSW Green Shield Squash Competition.  Fletcher is ranked in the top 15 nationally for this age group and number 1 in the ACT.

Collegians at the Olympics
Congratulations to Anna Flanagan (Class of 2009) who has been selected in the Hockeyroos team for the London Olympics! Anna was previously part of Australia's gold medal winning team at the Commonwealth Games in India.






Management Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday 2 August
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: The Boardroom (adjoining Accounts)

Convenor: Alison Wilson
The P&F Association is once again selling the popular Entertainment™ Books.
$11 from each book sold goes to P&F donations to College projects. Full details are included in the attached flyer. Please contact Convenor Alison Wilson with any queries.

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TWILIGHT FETE - visit our new Fete website NOW!
Fete date: Saturday 3 November, 3pm - 7pm
Fete Convenor: Stu Gilding
Fete website: http://www.radfordfete.com 

Start thinking now about how you can be part of Radford's major friendraising and fundraising event.
Visit the new Fete website, your one-stop spot for
all Fete information about:



B Crazy for a very good cause! Nor sure what this is? Read about the Background to Crazy Night

Crazy Night



Read the latest parent newsletter from APFACTS (Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools).

Articles in this edition of the APFACTS Newsletter include:

> Review of school funding - where to next?
> ACT Budget
> Teacher Professional Standards Pilot
> THE NEST PROJECT - an independent project to improve the health, wellbeing and life opportunities of all young Australians.
> Cyberbullies

and a selection of parent resource links are also included.



Parent contact details - please advise Main Reception
Every week the College sends out messages and makes phone calls to parents (e.g. re sick children) only to discover that our database records are out-of-date. This can mean that you are not getting the information you need, and we cannot contact you for important matters.

Our Main Reception staff administer the College database and if you need to update your details, please e-mail Main Reception directly.


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Marymead Foster Care Information Session
5 July  2012 at Marymead at 12.30pm and 6.00pm– 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah  ACT 

Marymead Foster Care is seeking people who are willing to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people on occasional weekends, weeks, months or even years.  The next information session is on 5 July 2012 at Marymead at 12.30pm and  6.00pm.  To register your attendance at one of our upcoming sessions, or to obtain further information anytime regarding Marymead Foster Care, please contact Lauren on 6162 5800 or email fcinfo@marymead.org.au


Online Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop (on campus)
phone 6251 7550

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Contact: Linda Oakman (Canteen Manager)

Canteen menu (Junior and Senior)


Medicare is introducing a range of changes to the delivery of its services, including moving away from cash payments. For more information visit www.humanservices.gov.au/medicare and see the attached information sheet.


College Street, BRUCE, ACT 2617 - Telephone: (02) 6162 6200, Email: reception@radford.act.edu.au