Radford College

  • Conception

    A third Anglican school for Canberra is first mooted
  • Establishment Committee

    The Establishment Committee is created
  • Seeking Support

    The Establishment Committee begins to gather support for the new school
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    Gauging Interest

    Newspaper advertisements are published to gauge public interest. The first enrollments begin to flood in.
  • Bruce is Selected

    The Bruce site is selected
  • Interim Board Created

    The Interim Board is established under the leadership of Dr T.B.Millar
  • First Principal Named

    First Principal Named
    Jock Mackinnon is made Radford's first Principal
  • Naming

    The new school is formally named Radford College
  • Protests

    The Teacher's Federation and Trade and Labour Council picket the building site
  • Foundation Stone Laid

    Foundation Stone Laid
    The school's foundation stone is laid by Bishop Cecil Warren
  • First Day

    The first day of school
  • Opening

    Radford College is formally opened by Sir Ninian Stephen
  • Crest and Motto

    Crest and Motto
    The current school crest and motto are chosen
  • T.B.Millar Departs

    T.B.Millar Departs
  • First Chaplain Appointed

    Father David Lunniss is named the first Chaplain of Radford
  • Stage 2 Building Completed

  • Senior School Opening

    The original Senior School area is opened
  • T.B.Millar Hall Opened

    T.B.Millar Hall Opened
  • First Graduation

    First Graduation
    The first year 12s graduate.
  • Peter Casson Named Principal

    Peter Casson Named Principal
  • J.A.Mackinnon Oval Opened

  • Collegians Association

    The first meeting of the Collegians Association is held
  • Graeme Wigg Named Principal

    Graeme Wigg Named Principal
  • 10 Year Anniversary

  • G. Wigg Sports Centre Opened

    G. Wigg Sports Centre Opened
  • Performing Arts Centre Opened

    Performing Arts Centre Opened
  • Radford Archives Opened

    The Radford Archives are opened by foundation staff member Shirley Campbell
  • David Mulford Named Principal

    David Mulford Named Principal
  • Chapel Opened

    Chapel Opened
    Designed by Rodney Moss, the Chapel goes on to win an architectural award in 2003
  • Molly Brownbill Retires

    Molly Brownbill Retires
    Long-time and highly valued staff member Molly Brownbill retires
  • Middle School Opening

    Middle School Opening
  • 20th Anniversary

    20th Anniversary
  • ELC Opened

    ELC Opened
  • Arts Centre Opening

    Arts Centre Opening
  • 25th Anniversary

  • Junior School Opening

    Junior School Opening
  • Phillip Heath Named Principal

    Phillip Heath Named Principal
  • Radford Institute Founded

  • Community Contribution Award

    Order of Australia Association Awards for Community Contribution
  • Community Contribution Award

    Order of Australia Association Awards for Community Contribution
  • Junior School Extension

    Increase in Junior School Year 4 Centre (Gold Rooms)
  • Formation of the Middle Years

  • John Leyshon Retires

    John Leyshon Retires
    Former Deputy Principal John Leyshon retires
  • Statement of Intent Approved

    Radford College Statement of Intent approved
  • 30th Anniversary

    The three Radford Time Capsules are interred
  • Fiona Godfrey Named Principal

    Fiona Godfrey Named Principal
  • New Senior School Opening

    The three Radford time capsules are interred on this date
  • Dirrum Dirrum Centre Formation

    Formation of Dirrum Dirrum Centre for Ethics, Values and Compassion
  • Fiona Godfrey Commissioned

    Fiona Godfrey Commissioned
    New principal Fiona Godfrey's comissioning service took place on this day.
  • Phillip O'Regan Named Deputy Principal

    Phillip O'Regan Named Deputy Principal
  • Senior School Building Awarded

    Senior School Building Awarded
    The new Senior School building is honoured by the Australian Institute of Architects
  • New Road Entrance Opens

    New Road Entrance Opens
  • Peter Dodd Announces Resignation

    Peter Dodd Announces Resignation
    Head of Highschool, Peter Dodd, announces his resignation after 29 years.
  • Radford Joins the Healthier Workplaces Scheme

  • 21st Anniversary of Radford Rowing

    21st Anniversary of Radford Rowing
  • Sean Michell and Ottmar Weiss Retire

    Two long-serving board directors retire.
  • 1 to 1 Program Launched

    1 to 1 Program Launched
    In a new initiative, students are provided with electronic devices with access to educational software. The program is a rapid success.
  • New Access Ramps

    New Access Ramps
    Work is begun on new access ramps on campus.
  • Radford Dance Academy Announced

    Radford Dance Academy Announced
    The building of a dance studio is announced, with plans for opening at the beginning of 2016
  • New Executive Role Created

    Radford announces plans to employ a Director of Assessment, Reporting and Curriculum for 2016.
  • 2016-2020 Strategic Plan Released

  • Dance Academy Opens

    Enrollments open to the newly created Radford Dance Academy, run by Danielle White, Radford's first Director of Movement
  • New Entrance Signs Installed

    New signs are installed at the original school entrance, as well as the newly opened Haydon Drive entrance.
  • Jock Mackinnon Passes Away

    Jock Mackinnon Passes Away
    Radford's founding Principal, Jock Mackinnon, passes away at the age of 88
  • Opening of Junior School Top Oval

    Opening of Junior School Top Oval
  • Junior School Recognised as Apple Distinguished School

    The Radford Junior School is recognised as an Apple Distinguished School, an invitation-only award which highlights schools for excellence in education and technological integration and innovation.
  • Radford Foundation Launched

    A special foundation is launched, through which donations, pledges and bequests from the community can be made to support the school
  • Chairman of the Board Retires

    Ian Morison, Chairman of the School Board for ten years, announces his retirement.
  • New Vice Principal

    New Vice Principal
    Dr Adrian Johnson begins as Radford's new vice principal, having previously served as Head of Senior School at Somerset College on the Gold Coast.
  • Dr Adrian Johnson Named Deputy Principal

    Dr Adrian Johnson Named Deputy Principal
    Dr Adrian Johnson, former Head of Senior School at Somerset College on the Gold Coast, is named Radford's new Deputy Principal
  • Mark Whitby Resigns

    Mark Whitby Resigns
    The president of the Collegians Association steps down after four years of service. He is succeeded by Tristan Madigan (Class of 1999).
  • Mr Andy Gordon Named New Head of Junior School

    Mr Gordon had previously held the role of Head of Primary at John Paul College in Brisbane, and at the time of his appointment to Radford was on the National Advisory Committee of the Australian Principals’ Association and a member of the State Executive of the Independent Primary School Heads Australia (IPSHA).
  • New Senior Chaplain Appointed

    New Senior Chaplain Appointed
    Rev’d Katherine Rainger, formerly the Assistant Priest at Holy Covenant, Jamison, is named as the new Senior Chaplain with the departure of Fr Richard Browning at the beginning of Term Four.