Kwong-Yue Yang (Class of 1997) reflects on meeting his childhood idol – Jackie Chan

Growing up, Kwong-Yue Yang (Class of 1997) shared that he felt anything but cool. At a live storytelling event held At the Moth last month, Kwong explained how he tracked down Jackie Chan, his movie star idol, at a local restaurant to get a picture and an autograph and hopefully change his life forever.

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Farewell and Good Luck Brent Larkham (Class of 1989) and Director of Sport, Radford College

In July this year we shared the news of Collegian and Director of Sport, Brent Larkham being appointed as Head Coach of the National Tennis Academy at Tennis Australia. At the end of Term 3 we said farewell and good luck!

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Loving Local – Sarah Collingwood (Class of 1997) featured in the Australian Women’s Weekly

Last month we shared the exciting news of Four Winds Vineyard launching their botanical flavored gin after their crop was tainted by bush fire smoke. The October edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly shares details of an initiative called Go Local that features Four Winds Vineyard and encourages Australians to shop close to home.

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Life after Radford with Sarah Webber (Class of 2003)

Sarah encourages current students to ‘Be Brave, Be Bold and Back Yourself’. “There are so many wonderful opportunities in the world that will come your way and sometimes it can be difficult to recognise them”, says Sarah.

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Darryle Macdonald, teacher and Technical Director of Cricket at Radford shares his thoughts on Fathers Day

Darryle Macdonald, teacher and Technical Director of Cricket at Radford since 2007 was featured in the Canberra Times over the weekend. The article shared views and thoughts from fathers on the challenges of fatherhood in 2020.

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Harry the Therapy Dog (and her wonderful owner Megan Kelly, nee Richards Class of 1997)

Harry is a therapy dog, owned by Collegian Megan Kelly (Class of 1997). Harry visits the Intensive Care Unit weekly to help make life a little less ‘ruff’.

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Life after Radford with Luke Letcher (Class of 2012)

“Do the things that you want to do whilst you are young enough to do them and enjoy them. When you are at school, try and explore every opportunity. You don’t need to be good at everything but at least give it a go”.

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A wonderful achievement by Andrew Ray (Class of 2014)

Andrew Ray (Class of 2014) – had been a finalist in the Law Student of the Year category in the recent Australian Law Awards

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Congratulations Niraj Lal (Class of 2001) on the launch of your second children’s book

Nij will be launching his second children’s book “Henry the Flying Emu” on 1 September.

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Miriam (Mim) Rizvi (Class of 2007) shares her Life after Radford

“Don’t take no for an answer (in the most charming way possible). If you are chasing a goal keep chasing it until you get there, says Miriam.

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Sarah Collingwood (Class of 1997) of Four Winds Vineyard launches their Riesling Gin

Earlier this year, Sarah who owns Four Winds Vineyard shared that the winery lost their crop due to the smoke taint from the bush fires – their optimistic approach has led them to launch their Riesling Gin.

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Life after Radford with Karen Shaw (nee, Tarlinton Class of 1988)

Karen Shaw was in the first cohort of students to graduate from the College, in 1988. Karen’s advice to current students is: don’t close yourself off to opportunity; she has seen first-hand what might seem like bad luck at the time but with a bit of optimism and innovation, can create something really special.

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Life after Radford with Alan Chen (Class of 2018)

Alan Chen was the Valedictorian of the Class of 2018, and winner of the Philip Bamford Memorial Prize. When the prize was established in 1990, the Bamford family asked that each recipient write to the Principal after their first post-Radford year, telling their own “Life after Radford” story.

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Celebrating Success with Miriam Rizvi (Class of 2007) of The Beanies

Miriam Rizvi is Mim Beanie from the The Beanies, an Australian children’s music group, formed in 2016. The group have drawn acclaim and garnered an Australian Podcast Award for their educational podcast of the same name, and their second album was nominated for an ARIA Award.

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Celebrating Success with Tim Hill (Class of 1989) - featured in Grand Designs Australia

Tim’s home was recently featured on Grand Designs Australia – the house ‘True North’is the family home located in Kensington, Melbourne.

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Celebrating Success with Trent Clews De Castella (Class of 2007)

An incredible achievement for Trent Clews-De Castella (Class of 2007) and the PHORIA team for their success and recent Webby award announcement for their work on #REWILDOurPlanet 

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Life after Radford with Quentin Webster, Teacher from 1988 to 2001

In 2001, after more than 30 years, Quentin ended his teaching career at Radford. “I had the pleasure of teaching in South Africa and Australia but I can say beyond a doubt that my most enjoyable moments as an educator were at Radford”, he said.

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Great initiative from Renee Dockrill (Class of 1994) and Carla Ewin (Class of 2000)

Organisational Change Managers – Renee and Carla work for the management consultancy firm Artemis Partners, they have developed a Workforce Wellbeing Index to help business leaders manage their staff with thought and care as well as help teams and individuals not only survive but thrive at working during a very challenging time.

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Celebrating Success with Sam Leyshon (Class of 2000)

Congratulations Sam Leyshon (Class of 2000) on your continued success! Featured in the Young Guns of Wine article – 2020 Top 50 Winemaker feature recently.

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Life after Radford with Gaj Ravichandra (Class of 1995)

Gaj co-founded a company that provides leadership, performance and career support to business schools, corporates, governments and sporting teams, it is operational acrokss 5 continents. An amazing achievement.

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Giving Back

Duncan Littler Class of (1996) who is the D2C Marketing and Experience Manager at Bundaberg Rum last month announced that Bundaberg were joining forces with WWF’s Australian Wildlife & Nature Recovery Fund, they also further announced their response to COVID-19 in the same month.

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Life after Radford

Jessie wanted to be an Engineer when she was studying at Radford. 10 years on and her journey was not what she had planned…it is better!

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Giving Back

Tristan Maddigan (Class of 1999) and Phil Trenbath (Class of 2004) with their quick thinking response to an industry crisis created No Biggie Meals. No Biggie is helping our favourite Canberra venues produce great meals and keep the hospitality industry moving in such challenging times.

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Celebrating Success

On the 28th April, Felicity will launch her first book “Balance & other B.S”. This is the book for you if you’re overwhelmed or a little off kilter.

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Life after Radford

This week the Radford College teaching team were fortunate to have Hamish Podger (class of 1995) take them through the functionalities of Microsoft Teams due to the increased demands for online learning.

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Life after Radford

“Take every opportunity you are given and use everything as a chance to learn” says Mercedes Macfarlane (Class of 2018)

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Life after Radford

Jo’s advice to current students is – don’t get down in the weeds of life, take it day by day. Exam results will not rule your life. Surround yourself with good friends and really foster those relationships, as they will be important when you are older.

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Celebrating Success

For Nony Edwards (Class of 2003), the inspiration for her career and life, in general, comes in the form of her late grandmother, a “strong woman” who travelled extensively solo.

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Celebrating Success

In February we shared the news of Megan Hales (Class of 2007) being selected as a finalist by the National Portrait Gallery for the Darling Portrait Prize award. This week our Year 9 Visual Art students visited the National Portrait Gallery to view the portraits and Megan Hales portrait ‘Mia at Home’ in particular.

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News

Sarah Collingwood’s (Class of 1997) optimism and positive approach to a not so good start to their season will see the winery work on gin and a smokey fruit flavoured beer.

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Giving Back

On Friday 21 February, ACT ESA Commissioner Georgina Whelen and three of our Collegian Volunteer Firies – Matt Leonard (Class of 1989), Brett Vey (Class of 1991) and Lym Garratt (Class of 2005) visited the College to personally thank Tianchen Wei for her beautiful thank you letter to the ACT ESA with a personal donation to the fire fighters.

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Giving Back

This is your chance to step out of your comfort zone, have some fun and “Let the Music Fill Your Soul”!

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Giving Back

When Harry met Megan Kelly (nee Richards, Class of 1997).

Harry the Delta Therapy Dog bringing joy to everyone he meets.

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Celebrating Success

Megan Hales (Class of 2007) is a finalist for the National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Portrait Prize.

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New & Events

Nobody works harder on Valentines Day than our florists! Barton Flower Bar shares a glimpse of all the preparation for the most romantic day of the year.

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Kwong-Yue Yang (Class of 1997) reflects on meeting his childhood idol – Jackie Chan

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Farewell and Good Luck Brent Larkham (Class of 1989) and Director of Sport, Radford College

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