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An All-round Education

Roseville College works hard to offer students an all-round, balanced education through structured and dynamic initiatives that allow each girl to explore areas of interest and potential during her educational journey.

Life in JUNIOR School

Learning in the Junior School is engaging, empowering and enriching for every girl. Our classrooms are filled with curiosity and questions, discussions and ideas that reflect the diversity of thought and individual experiences. The teachers provide a depth and breadth of learning opportunities that enable every girl to flourish as a learner as each girl strives to achieve her personal best in as aspects of the curriculum.

The inclusive nature of the College, together with the encouragement and support which is provided by the classroom teachers and specialist staff, ensures that girls in the Junior School seek to build upon their interests and passions, developing their individual strengths and being courageous to step out of their "comfort zones" and consolidate and extend their understanding.

The instruction of an explicit and rigorous English and Mathematics program lays the foundation for learning across the Key Learning Areas. The process of Inquiry in Human Society and its Environment, Science and History enables the girls to ask questions, be curious, investigate and develop a rich and deep understanding of the world and its people, together with an awareness of how they can respond to the concepts that are shared. Click on the following document to view the 2016 program of inquiry: 

Roseville College Junior School is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. We are pursuing authorisation as an International Baccalaureate World School. IB World Schools aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The PYP program encourages students from across the globe to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.

The girls engage in a range of subjects with specialist teachers including Sport and PE, Music, Visual Arts (3-6), Mandarin (K-4) and French (5-6). Information Technology (ICT) and research skills are also explicitly taught. Girls are supported academically by the Learning Enrichment Team who provide integrated, small group support that meets the varied academic needs within the context of the classroom environment.

The co-curricular program is dynamic and varied, catering for the interests and passions of the Junior School girls. It includes Crusaders, Robotics, Coding, Cartooning, Knitting, Languages, Chess, Debating, Gymnastics and Tournament of the Minds. Competitive swimming, athletics and cross-country opportunities are available for girls in Years 3-6. Saturday sport is offered to girls in Years 4, 5 and 6. A different sport is enjoyed each term, including Football, Hockey, Netball, Tennis, Basketball (5-6) and Touch Football (6).

The Music program provides girls with the opportunity to develop their creative talents and passion with groups inluding Choirs, instrumental ensembles and the Junior School Band. An Instrumental Program for girls in Years 3 and 4 lays the foundation skills of instrumental playing and musicianship as they learn a string and wind/brass instrument in small tuition groups each week.

External providers give tuition in Dance, Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, Swimming and Tennis before or after school.

The Junior School Leadership Program enables every girl in year 6 to grow their leadership skills as they participate in the Kindergarten Buddy Program, The Voice (SRC), Media and Technology Crews, Library Monitoring, Cru Leadership, House Leadership or the Junior School Student Leadership Team.

Foundation statements underpinning the educational programs for Kindergarten to Year 6 at all primary schools in NSW are available from the Board of Studies special primary website. A “Parents’ Guide to the NSW Primary Syllabuses” is also available at the BOS website.

For more information about any aspect of life at Roseville College, please enquire with our Registrar.

Life in SeNIOR SCHOOL

Life in the Senior School is full of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom. Roseville offers a rigorous curriculum, complemented by elective choices, from 14 Departments: English, History, Languages (French, Japanese and German), Mathematics, Music, Sport, PDHPE, Social Sciences, Science, Christian Studies, Drama, Library, Technology and Applied Studies (Fashion and Textile Technology), and Visual Arts. In addition, students engage in a dynamic program including Outdoor Education and Adventure, Personal Development, and Careers Advice and Counselling.

Co-curricular activities span a wide range of interests across all these departments and learning areas, including academic competitions and extra-curricular leadership programs; debating and public speaking groups; community service initiatives; musical tuition, ensembles, bands and orchestras; drama, musical productions and performance groups; photography groups; established programs with organisations such as Antipodeans Abroad, Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme and Crusaders; and sporting teams. Dozens of sports are available to students at Roseville College, with many offering opportunities for school, regional, state and even national representation. Sports include Rowing, Tennis, Softball, Touch Football, Swimming, Netball, Hockey, Basketball, Gymnastics, Futsal, Athletics, Cross-country, and Equestrian.

Student leadership encompasses every area of school life, most notably in co-curricular activities. Students also participate in formal leadership through the Student Representative Council (Years 7-12), our Buddy program for Year 7 (Years 10-11), Student Leadership (Years 11-12), Sports and House Captains (Years 11-12), Chapel and Assembly Leadership, community assistance and individual initiatives.

A range of scholarships are offered for Senior girls in the areas of academics, music and all-round achievement.  View Fees and Scholarships for more information.

Each student is given the best opportunity to stretch and test herself in all areas of learning. One such way is through the College’s After School Academic Program. Weekly and fortnightly, students can attend dedicated sessions for subjects including English, Mathematics, German, Japanese, Science, Commerce, Business, Economics, History, Senior (HSC) Art, Geography, Legal Studies and French.

Board of Studies syllabuses underpinning the educational guidelines for Years 7-10 and the HSC are available from the Board of Studies website. “Information for Parents about Mandatory Courses for Years 7 - 10” is also available at the above website, along with a plethora of information relating to HSC requirements.

The Board of Studies K-10 Syllabuses Parents' Guide can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

For more information about any aspect of life at Roseville College, please enquire with our Registrar.