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Two Roseville College Students Achieve First-in-Course in HSC

 

Two Roseville College Students Achieve First-in-Course in HSC

The College Vice Captain, Sarah Leatherbarrow, ranked First in Course for Visual Arts, and is selected for ARTEXPRESS 2018 for her major work Budding Disillusion.

“I was genuinely hoping to be included in ARTEXPRESS and felt that news was ‘the icing on the cake’ for my HSC. I have always enjoyed the course and was determined to work hard during my HSC. However, I was shocked to place first in NSW in Visual Arts,” admits Sarah, who is one of the elite Premier’s Award recipients and who now aims to study medicine.

Prefect, Lucy Watson, ranked First in Course for Studies of Religion 1 and says her passion for history was a common theme of her HSC subjects, which included Ancient History, Modern History and History Extension (for which she received a Highly Commended Award for her major project by the History Teachers’ Association).

“I was really surprised at the first in course news; I have always worked hard at School, but this result is really an encouragement to anyone who might not identify themselves as ‘very academic’. It is proof that you really can exceed your own expectation with hard work and the support of teachers who guide and develop you in your learning,”says Lucy, who accepted an Early Admission to Macquarie University in Arts/Law and hopes to pursue a teaching career in History and Legal Studies, like her father.

“First in Course is a remarkable testimony to the dedication and insight of the recipient,” says Principal, Ms Deb Magill. “To see Lucy and Sarah achieve this distinction, and to appreciate the hard work of both students and their teachers throughout the duration of the HSC, is a beautiful reward. I am very proud to share this result among the College’s HSC highlights this year.”

Year 12 students received their HSC results this week, with First in Course results announced on Wednesday. Roseville College achieved the fourth highest number of First in Course awards in NSW.

The College releases its 2018 HSC Outcomes publication on Friday 14 December.

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Two Roseville College Students Achieve First-in-Course in HSC

14-Dec-2018

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Roseville College Excels in HSC

 

Roseville College Excels in HSC

The College achieved the fourth highest number of First in Course awards in NSW, through the remarkable achievements of College Vice Captain, Sarah Leatherbarrow, who ranked First in Course for Visual Arts (and is selected for ArtExpress 2018 for her major work Budding Disillusion) and Prefect, Lucy Watson, who ranked First in Course for Studies of Religion 1.

Principal, Ms Deb Magill, says she is extremely proud of each student in the cohort, who together received 198 acknowledgments in the Merit and Distinguished Achievers lists. She announced the five Premier’s All Round Achievers as Lucy Watson, Sarah Leatherbarrow, Camille Volckmar, Felicity Johnson and College Dux, Eva Yijia Wang.

“I am so proud the Class of 2018 and was delighted to learn that 56% achieved an ATAR above 90. The Class of 2018 is genuinely hard working, tenacious and deserving of the strong result they have achieved. We congratulate each of you, and your families, for your doing your very best,”she says.

“The strong reputation of Roseville College graduates among post-school destinations has seen 68% of the Class of 2018 receive University Early Admission Offers, representing a success rate of more than 80% of total applications from Roseville College students.”

Three of the College’s five All Round Achievers, Lucy, Sarah and Camille, met with teachers and Ms Magill to celebrate their achievements, and to reflect on the past year. With very different ambitions post school, the trio agreed that they were thankful for their time at Roseville College.

“We were so lucky to be at Roseville College, where we were ‘always enough’,” says Camille. “Our Roseville education is a culmination of community, character, leadership and Christian faith – the person we have become, no matter the mark we get. It is how we care for others and how we use the opportunities we have to make a positive difference. As Roseville girls, we are encouraged that great opportunities will come to each of us, irrespective of our mark today, and we are all on track to realising our purpose. No matter where we are or what we are doing, we know we have the Class of 2018 Old Girls and the community of Roseville College cheering us on.”

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Roseville College Excels in HSC

14-Dec-2018

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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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