Junior School Wins School Citizenship Award

29 Jun 2019


Roseville College Junior School has won the 2019 Bob Mugdan Memorial School Citizenship award, presented to Junior School student leaders by the Rotary Club of Chatswood and Mr Mugdan’s sons last week.

The School was acknowledged for its THRIVE Wellbeing program for girls in Kindergarten to Year 6, which takes a proactive approach to empowering students as active participants in their wellbeing, through:

  • Thinking positively (having a growth mindset)
  • Healthy mind and body (making healthy choices)
  • Respecting yourself (recognising your strengths and areas for growth)
  • Interacting well with others (showing empathy and tolerance)
  • Valuing what you have (recognising and appreciating what you value)
  • Engaging with community (to make a difference in our world both locally, nationally and globally).

“THRIVE is an initiative of Junior School that is closely linked to the College’s vision to realise purpose in the lives of our students. That includes living for purpose having a confident identity, purposeful citizenship and participating in compassionate service,” says Assistant Head of Junior School – Wellbeing and Curriculum, Mrs Jane Sloane. “It is enabling our girls to become confident, responsible and resilient students who are active citizens, striving to contribute positively to their world.”

“It is an honour to have our THRIVE program celebrated by Rotary,” Mrs Sloane says. “I would particularly like to thank the Club and the sons of Mr Mugdan, who were present and shared insights about what this would have meant to their father who was the Rotary Club of Chatswood’s President from 1977-78.”

The memorial prize includes $2000 for the school and a trophy, presented by The Mayor of Willoughby, Hon Gail Giles-Gidney to Roseville College Junior School Captain, Cordelia Howard and Vice Captain, Isabelle Griffiths.