Life beyond Radford

Last updated 24.02.2020

Richard Wardman

Lives Melbourne, Australia
Number of years at Radford 30 years
Year began to teach/work at Radford 1985
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What does life look like for you now?

Richard Wardman has begun teaching his 4th decade at Radford College. He teaches Science and is the Science Technology Coach.
In his time at Radford he has always has a commitment to adventurous education: Year 9 Camps especially, but the History of Science Tours to Europe (2012, 2014, 2016) and the 1998 Music Tour of Europe.
His foundation work in the application of computers to learning and to enhancing the effectiveness of teachers has been invaluable. Richard says working with really committed educators that together have created a hard working, hard playing, respectful learning environment has kept him here. He also loved the ACT system that has trusted teachers to make key educational decisions about the students in our care.

What’s your most endearing memory of Radford?

The first couple of Year 9 Camps, where the tone and standard were set for the next three decades.

Who or what left the greatest impression on you during time at Radford?

Graeme Wigg is the finest educator that I have worked with. Organised, visionary, humble, inspiring, encouraging.

What is unique about Radford?

JMK – Everyone should greet or acknowledge people you meet on campus.
GW – a happy school is a good school

Anything else you would like to add?

My adult children, David and Clare - also Collegians- live with their families on opposite sides of the continent: Sydney and Perth, so visiting grandchildren is always fun.

I am passionate about singing in choirs, recreational cycling and Pilates. Going to exciting locations is a continuing passion, with recent adventurous travel to Japan in winter, and to Scandinavia and Iceland - with time spent above the Arctic Circle.

Where are you now?