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New Plan for Girls to Live Well to Learn Well

 

New Plan for Girls to Live Well to Learn Well

Principal, Deb Magill, says that being well physically and emotionally is essential for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 to learn well. “It is well established that healthy students learn better – they are better able to concentrate and have higher levels of engagement in their education,” says Ms Magill. “We want our girls to be well as a whole person, and this includes self-care and physical activity, whether for fun or as elite sportswomen. It is about embracing healthy lifestyle habits as a foundation for well-balanced, happy lives.”

Plans for the new Centre, which is estimated to cost $26 million to build, include an outdoor court area to replace existing courts, a spacious strength and conditioning gymnasium, and an indoor swimming pool to allow year-round, all-weather learn to swim activities and elite squad training. The College’s existing outdoor pool, which opened in 1973, has reached the end of its life; it cannot be used during winter and is now costing a considerable amount to maintain.

The Centre will also feature a leading-edge nutrition and food technology space, flexible learning spaces, and underground car parking spaces for staff and students to ease the demand on neighbouring streets.

Ms Magill says, “The phrase I hear more than any other is that Roseville punches above its weight, and now we’ll have the facilities to match. The goal is to offer our girls a contemporary learning environment for health and wellbeing, where they can develop their personal, team and leadership skills in all aspects of living well.

“The College is welcoming alumni (our Old Girls), students, teachers, families and neighbours to be involved in the planning process. We think of our whole campus as a classroom and strongly believe the new Centre will benefit from the knowledge and input of our community as we work to make the best use of our site for our girls. The design builds into the natural slope of the land, the building line is in keeping with homes in the street, and landscaping will reflect the local character of our suburb, to which we are very proud to belong. The College has always been proud of its good relationship with our local community, and their involvement in this next chapter of our 111-year history is important to us.

“It is hoped that construction of the Sport and Wellbeing Centre will begin in mid to late 2020 for completion by the end of 2021, with funding through College reserves built up over time and from philanthropy and tax-deductible donations to the School’s Building Fund,” said Ms Magill.

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New Plan for Girls to Live Well to Learn Well

04-Jun-2019

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Learning Festival Success

 

Learning Festival Success

The Festival celebrates “Learning for Purpose” by girls in Kindergarten to Year 12, with more than one hundred different displays and activities on the afternoon’s program. The Festival is hosted by students and their teachers, who are excited to show visitors, including family, friends and fellow students, what they are doing at Roseville College each day, and to demonstrate the reason and purpose behind it. 

“It was a delight and privilege to welcome visitors to our campus for a fun and engaging afternoon to connect with the learning and efforts of our students,” says Principal Ms Deb Magill, who added that the program included a wide variety of exhibitions, recitals, performances, demonstrations, workshops and presentations across five precincts of learning: STEAM*, the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Performing Arts, Sports and Wellbeing, and the Junior School.

“Each year, our staff report countless comments from adults who wish they could return to school and experience the calibre of learning that our Roseville girls enjoy every day,” she says. “At Roseville College, each girl truly matters - in her learning and her wellbeing.”

 


 

 

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Learning Festival Success

28-May-2019

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Simpson Prize Winner Experiences Moving ANZAC Service in Belgium

 

Simpson Prize Winner Experiences Moving ANZAC Service in Belgium

Roseville College Year 11 student, Mari Watkins, marked ANZAC Day at Polygon Wood in Belgium, as the 2019 NSW Winner of Australia’s prestigious Simpson Prize.

As the nation paused to honour self-sacrifice and the enduring ANZAC spirit across the nation at ANZAC services yesterday, Mari and two fellow award winners laid a wreath at the dawn service at Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Mari is currently travelling in Europe visiting places of wartime significance in London, France (including the battlefields of Northern France on Somme) and Belgium (including the battlefields of Flanders), as part of her prize, which also provided Mari with an opportunity to participate in ANZAC Day commemorations abroad.

The Simpson Prize competition for Year 9 and 10 students (in the year of entry) encourages young Australians to explore the significance and importance of the ANZAC experience, and what it meant for – and means to Australia. From more than 1,200 high calibre entries, eight winners were chosen, representing each state and territory.

Mari received her award from the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson AO at the Simpson Prize Competition awards at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra on Monday 18 March – a four month wait after submitting her manuscripts in November last year.

She was also congratulated by Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher, who acknowledged the importance of each generation of Australians reflecting on our country’s wartime experiences (www.paulfletcher.com.au/media-releases/media-release-bradfield-student-wins-prestigious-simpson-prize).

 

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Simpson Prize Winner Experiences Moving ANZAC Service in Belgium

26-Apr-2019

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Year 12 Students Attend the National Youth Science Forum

 

Year 12 Students Attend the National Youth Science Forum

Three Roseville College Year 12 students, Summer Workman, Amy Psaltis and Madeline Carmody, were sponsored by local Rotary Clubs to attend the Year 12 Program of the 36th National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra in January.

Through the students’ broad exposure to STEAM studies at Roseville College, each girl was inspired to apply for the NYSF by the College Careers Program to explore STEAM career opportunities.

Summer, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chatswood, has been leaning towards applying to study chemical- engineering at university and says the NYSF has helped her consider other possible pathways in the sector. She found the NYSF an inspiring, life-changing program, which introduced her to industry mentors including one of Australia’s few Nobel Prize winners, Dr Brian Schmidt, winner of 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, who was appointed Vice-Chancellor of ANU in January, 2016.

“I knew I wanted to work in a science-related industry,” says Amy, who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lane Cove. “The NYSF has helped me realise the breadth of my interest in STEAM careers and I am now considering quantum physics. I am really thankful for the opportunity.”

Madeline agreed that while she knew she liked the sciences, she wasn’t confident she had a complete grasp on the types of jobs available to her after university. She is now looking at engineering with a fresh perspective, and is interested to continue exploring fields that fall within her interests in physics, chemistry and medicine.

The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields. Over two weeks each January, successful applicants reside in Canberra to visited science and technology related laboratories and facilities, attend site tours and lectures, participate in workshops and group activities, while networking with like-minded students at social events. The NYSF program offers three intakes for its Year 12 program in 2020, with two in Canberra and one in Queensland. For information, visit www.nysf.edu.au.

 

 

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Year 12 Students Attend the National Youth Science Forum

20-Feb-2019

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Two First-In-Course Results in HSC

 

Two First-In-Course Results 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 First-In-Course Results 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 25 May 2019, Click and See!

 

Learning Festival 25 May 2019, Click and See!

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 25 May 2019, Click and See!

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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