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Learning Festival Showcased Energy and Diversity

 

Learning Festival Showcased Energy and Diversity

The leading school for girls opened its gates to families and visitors, as staff and students hosted the Festival with energy and joy. Throughout, students proudly showcased the College’s breadth of learning in STEAM*, the Humanities and Social Sciences, Music and The Performing Arts, Sports and Wellbeing, and Junior School.

“It was a wonderful event in the life of Roseville College, with students participating in a wide range of exhibitions, showcases, recitals, performances, demonstrations... and so much more,” says Principal, Ms Deb Magill, who praised the students and their teachers for the planning and effort behind each activity on the day.

“This year, Roseville College celebrates 110 years of realising purpose in the lives of young Australian women. By evincing learning with purpose, and sharing it with family and visitors in a practical, demonstrable way – like through our Learning Festival, girls have an opportunity to review what they are doing at school each day, and to give reason and purpose to it.”

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Learning Festival Showcased Energy and Diversity

28-May-2018

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Roseville College Learning Festival

Celebrate 110 years of girls' education at our Learning Festival

 

Roseville College Learning Festival

Join us for our Learning Festival / Open Day, for girls in Kindergarten to Year 12, as we celebrate 110 Years of Learning For Purpose in the lives of young Australian women.

Saturday 26 May, 2018

12pm to 4pm

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS WELCOME A dedicated Visitors’ Reception for families interested in enrolment opportunities at Roseville College will be located adjacent to the Main Entrance in Bancroft Avenue.

The 2018 Festival features student exhibitions, showcases, recitals, performances, a STEAM project fair,cafés, food vans, children’s activities, and more.

Enquiries: 02 9884 1100

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Roseville College Learning Festival

03-May-2018 Celebrate 110 years of girls' education at our Learning Festival

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Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread is a collection of 110 trusted recipes from the Roseville College community

 

Breaking Bread

This exciting initiative, instigated by the Roseville College Parents’ Association, is now available as a beautiful publication for families topurchase and cherish. Throughout the project, Roseville College students have showcased their talents and passion by being involved in food styling, testing recipes and, of course, by acting as taste-testers of the finished foods!

Breaking Bread costs $50 per book, and is available from Friday 11 May 2018. Pre-ordered copies can be posted to your nominated address (at an additional postage charge), or can be collected in person from Junior School Reception or the Student Services Office (no postage cost). A copy of the book can also be inspected at Junior School Reception, the Student Services Office and at our Learning Festival to be held on Saturday 26 May, and can purchased same day for $50.

Please support the College, its students and the RCPA by pre-ordering your copy now at www.trybooking.com/VOFA

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Breaking Bread

03-May-2018 Breaking Bread is a collection of 110 trusted recipes from the Roseville College community

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Head of Junior School Appointment

 

Head of Junior School Appointment

Mrs Woldhuis DipT BEd MEd is an insightful, passionate educator, who demonstrates upstanding strength of leadership in girls’ education and student well-being, specifically in the junior years. Having served the College since 2011, Mrs Woldhuis has proven her commitment to the values and ethos of the College as an Anglican school, and is known as warm, considered and courageous. As a role model to girls, her professional conduct and personal character are respected and appreciated.

Ms Magill describes Mrs Woldhuis as a devoted teacher who values each child, and brings expertise in personalised learning, integrated technology,and learning innovation to the role of Head of Junior School.

“Roseville College is a learning environment where qualities such as leadership, innovation and enrichment are vital for our staff and the girls they influence. We work hard to develop and reinforce qualities like these within our collegiate,” says Ms Magill, who believes that the school’s Professional Growth program for staff, together with its succession management, contributes to strong internal candidates for senior and executive roles at the College.

“I am so pleased that, despite a global search of more than 300 leaders using a leading academic recruitment firm, the excellent candidature of a well-regarded member of staff could not be overshadowed by any local or international applicant in the final round of interviews. Mrs Woldhuis’ strength and example in leading education and innovation, with the care of each girl at the centre, is outstanding.”

Mrs Woldhuis is a long-standing member of the Roseville College Junior School Executive, overseeing Teaching and Learning Innovation, and was an integral member of the team that achieved International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) accreditation for Roseville College Junior School in 2015. In 2016, Mrs Woldhuis was named as “ICTE Educator of the Year” for her significant contribution and demonstrated leadership in schools and to the teaching profession. In 2017, she was appointed Head of Professional Growth, before becoming Acting Head of Junior School, upon the resignation of Mrs Tanya Vaughan, effective December 2017. Having also contributed to formation of the College’s Strategic Direction 2018 – 2020, Mrs Woldhuis’ appointment ensures a seamless transition of leadership in Junior School, including the IB PYP and leading the accomplishment of Realising Purpose in the life of Junior School.

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Caption: Top, Roseville College Head of Junior School, Mrs Abi Woldhuis.

Contact: Kaje Pickering, Strategic Communication and Marketing

mobile 0414 473 640 • email kpickering@roseville.nsw.edu.au

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Head of Junior School Appointment

26-Mar-2018

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Roseville College Celebrates 110 Years of Realising Purpose

Roseville College, established in 1908, celebrates another milestone next week, marking 110 Years

 

Roseville College Celebrates 110 Years of Realising Purpose

The College celebrates its 110th anniversary with a series of dedicated birthday events, beginning with a family Thanksgiving Service at the College on Sunday 25 February, followed by a traditional Birthday Assembly for the students on Tuesday. Throughout the week, the College will also host a number of tailored events for parents, the College’s wider community and its Old Girls.

Roseville College’s current, and 10th Principal, Ms Deb Magill, says celebrating is important in the life of any community.

“Since 1908, many families and students have likened Roseville College to an extension of home. Birthdays are a wonderful excuse to gather and be thankful; not only for the amazing environment; but for each other. Past and present.

“In 110 years, ten Headmistresses and Principals have led Roseville College, and five of these women attended our 110 Years Thanksgiving Service. That makes this service a particularly historic event for the College,” she says.

110 Year events will continue throughout the year, including a Learning Festival and Open Day on Saturday 26 May.

Contact: Kaje Pickering, Strategic Communication and Marketing
mobile 0414 473 640 email kpickering@roseville.nsw.edu.au


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Roseville College Celebrates 110 Years of Realising Purpose

27-Feb-2018 Roseville College, established in 1908, celebrates another milestone next week, marking 110 Years

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Roseville College ranks 25th in the State

Roseville College announces Year 12 graduate Claire Chen as its 2017 HSC Dux

 

Roseville College ranks 25th in the State

Principal, Ms Deb Magill, says she is delighted with the results which reflect an outstanding and personal best effort by such a large proportion of the Class of 2017, with three students awarded Premier’s All Round Achievers Awards: Claire Chen, Remi Krenkels and Natasha Turner-Cohen.

“I am delighted that, as a cohort, this year group has achieved a rank of 25th in NSW, which is a tremendous improvement for the School this year. As a non-selective school, results like these demonstrate how Roseville College’s culture of excellence in learning does inspire each girl to achieve her best.”

Ms Magill listed the HSC Highlights to include more than a third of exams taken by Roseville College students achieving a mark of 90 or more, and more than two thirds of students achieving at least one Band 6 score (of 90 or more).

“Outcomes like these are in reward for hard work and commitment by the students,” adds Ms Magill. However, she believes that the love and support of parents and families of HSC candidates shouldn’t be overlooked. “There is always a team of family, friends, teaching professionals and academic leaders who deserve congratulations, too.”

Claire is thrilled to be named HSC Dux for Roseville College, saying it opens the door to study at Sydney University in a double degree of Law and Commerce. However, like her fellow Premier’s All Round Achiever, Remi Krenkels, Claire agrees that the ATAR itself isn’t an excuse to stop working hard.

“No matter what your mark is, everyone should keep working hard and chasing what’s important to them. This may mean alternative pathways for some, so – for the girls from Roseville College – we will keep loving and respecting one another – asking how we can help each other achieve our goals,” Claire says.

For Claire and Remi, who are celebrating today, the quality that they will miss about student life at Roseville College is the nurturing staff and peers, who are part of a true culture of really caring for one another. “Roseville College really is like a family – a tight-knit community,” they agree. “... and we will always be Roseville girls.”

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Caption: Roseville College Principal, Ms Deb Magill, congratulates HSC Dux for Roseville College, Claire Chen, and fellow Premier’s All Round Achiever, Remi Krenkels.

Contact: Kaje Pickering, Media & Public Affairs | M 0414 473 640 | kpickering@roseville.nsw.edu.au


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Roseville College ranks 25th in the State

19-Dec-2017 Roseville College announces Year 12 graduate Claire Chen as its 2017 HSC Dux

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Dame Bashir Presents Peace Award to Year 12 Leader

Dame Bashir Presents Peace Award to Year 12 Leader

 

Dame Bashir Presents Peace Award to Year 12 Leader

Selected from a large number of applicants, each who has shown exceptional leadership qualities, Annabella was one of eight recipients statewide to receive an award for her contribution to social justice.

“I was particularly impressed by other recipients whose challenging personal circumstances inspired their efforts to make a difference for others in a similar situation; such as child protection, refugees, bullying, children’s cancer, or gender rights,” says Annabella. “Drawing from their personal experience, they are highly empathetic, deeply driven and extremely creative in helping raise awareness to create positive change.”

“I feel privileged to live in safety and peace, to receive love and have opportunities to thrive,” says Annabella, who adds that her contribution to social justice is a result of wanting to bring peace, harmony and security to others.

Roseville College has a strong service culture, underpinned by strong female leadership among both the staff and students, which Annabella says has been influential in shaping her attitude toward social justice, both at school and in her local community.

Referring to a visit to the College by Baroness Cox, Annabella said everyone can make a difference. “Baroness Cox shared with us how she used her title of ‘baroness’ for the betterment of people in poverty. She shows great courage and perseverance to be present in remote places where many others wouldn’t be brave enough to go,” says Annabella. “I will always remember Baroness Cox saying, ‘We cannot do everything; but we must not do nothing’.”

Annnabella is honoured to receive a 2017 Dame Marie Bashir Peace Award and is empowered knowing that a group of girls her age can make a real difference to other people’s lives. “It is awesome to be included among a group of young women who are so passionately and actively making a difference in the world, and to be known for something other than the typical things that teenagers are known for... There is no limit to the amount of positive impact your life can have from any age.”

For more information, please visit National Council of Women of New South Wales

Caption: Roseville College Year 12 Community Service Captain, Annabella Teale, and her Peace Award from the National Council of Women with Dame Marie Bashir. Credit: Michael Mannington

Contact: Kaje Pickering, Media & Public Affairs | M 0414 473 640 | kpickering@rosevill.nsw.edu.au

 

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Dame Bashir Presents Peace Award to Year 12 Leader

01-Nov-2017 Dame Bashir Presents Peace Award to Year 12 Leader

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100 Days at Big School

100 year old Roseville College Old Girls took over the Kindergarten classroom

 

100 Days at Big School

The 100 year old “Old Girls” were, in fact, the imaginative and enthusiastic Kindy girls themselves, who embraced the landmark with a usual air of energy and inquisitiveness.

“While the 100th day at school is a wonderful celebration, it is also a practical and fun way to make numeracy relevant and attractive to 5 and 6 year olds,” explains Kindergarten teacher, Mrs Jos Dudley. ‘Over the last six months, the girls have counted – gradually – to 100 days, learning the predictability and rules of numeracy along the way to establish solid foundations for future learning, such as arithmetic,” Mrs Dudley says.

Mrs Dudley believes that fun, surprise and curiosity cannot be separated from the learning experience, so she has worked diligently to incorporate and magnify these elements in the 100 Days program. For example, when students arrived for their 100th day, excited and dressed to theme, the girls discovered the 99 numbers on their 100 chart had escaped! The search for the 99 lost numbers lasted all day culminating in the discovery of the newest, 100th numeral. Meanwhile, they collaborated with peers to consider and apply basic engineering principles to construct a self-standing structure from 100 marshmallows and 100 toothpicks, before exploring foundations of trigonometry by creating triangular shapes in fairy bread covered generously with 100s and 1000s, and eating them!

“The 100th Day was definitely a milestone event for the girls; however, each day in Kindy at Roseville College is considered and well-prepared in order to provide each child with her own unique, teachable moments,” says Mrs Dudley. “As specialist educators, it’s our job to recognise and nurture learning moments for our students; such as when girls question something and resolve it on their own, or gain new revelations about ‘why’. Personally, I love their excited impatience and curiosity about ‘what’s to come’. “

Roseville College is committed to the practice of innovative, inspirational teaching and learning from Kindergarten to Year 12. The School delivers the world-class IB Primary Years Programme across the Junior School to enrich and embolden girls’ learning as they grow in awareness and character, and approach the Senior School transition.

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Caption: Three of Roseville College’s Kindergarten class, Rosie Craig, Freya McNally and Ivy Gan, enjoy their 100th Day at “Big School”.

Contact: Kaje Pickering, Media & Public Affairs | M 0414 473 640 | kpickering@roseville.nsw.edu.au

 


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100 Days at Big School

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