Life beyond Radford

Last updated 6.03.2018

David Mulford

Lives Sydney, Australia
Number of years at Radford 8 years
Year began to teach/work at Radford 2001
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What does life look like for you now?

Dr David Mulford is the Headmaster of Newington College, an all-boys K-12 Independent school in Sydney, Australia. He has held the position since his appointment to the College in 2008. Previously, David has been the Principal at Blue Mountains Grammar School (1992–2000) and at Radford College (2001–2008). Since joining Newington College in 2008, David is leading the school through one of its most ambitious reform programs, in terms of both organisation and development. With the assistance of a dedicated faculty of staff and an engaged student body, David has overseen the development of the new Rae and Pyke buildings as well as the further implementation of new technology into boys’ education.

What’s your most endearing memory of Radford?

People, relationships, community, pioneer spirit (not constrained by old traditions), and improvement in academic results.

When you think of your time at Radford, what are you most grateful for?

I am grateful for the opportunity to lead and serve a great school; having had two excellent Chairmen – Laurie Willett and Ray Young - and an excellent Board; talented teachers and wonderful students; and a great community.

What is unique about Radford?

• The “can do” attitude
• Relationships/community
• Nice balance between the four core elements of the school – academic, pastoral (wellbeing), co-curricular and spiritual
• No stereotyping
• Enjoyable learning with rigour
• Quality staff

Where are you now?