Roseville College is an independent day school for girls in Kindergarten to Year 12, in the Anglican faith tradition. Founded in 1908, the college features a vibrant and flourishing school community of 800 girls, and has a proud history of providing girls with a contemporary, relevant education that empowers and readies them for a meaningful, fulfilling future beyond the school gates.
Vision for girls: The college aims to engage girls in personally enriching learning experiences, and to empower each girl as she defines who she is and how she can make a positive difference to the world. In college life, staff and school community work together with a common vision: to see every girl — every daughter — flourish as she discovers and develops her unique talents and potential; as she applies new ways of learning and thinking; and as she strives to give her personal best in all aspects of life. Roseville College is a non-selective, local day school on Sydney’s North Shore. The school reports consistently strong academic results (culminating in the HSC) and ranks among top educational performers in NSW. Importantly, Roseville Old Girls (graduates) credit the school with a significant role in helping them develop indispensable and commendable qualities such as self-confidence, optimism, a spirit of inquiry, wisdom and personal accountability, a concern for others, and the courage and confidence to ‘have a go’. Alongside a varied and high-calibre academic curriculum, Roseville girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 engage actively in a balanced school life and they make the most of myriad sporting, creative, leadership, personal, service and community opportunities available. Consequently, the girls develop a strong sense of belonging, ownership and connection to the college and to one another. To learn more, see ‘What Sets Us Apart?’ at rosevillecollege.com
Location and facilities: Roseville College is centrally located in the suburb of Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore. Its 1.9-hectare campus features a Junior School Complex, Middle School Complex, Senior Girls’ Study and Recreation Area, multipurpose hall and Chapel, a Performing Arts Centre (a performing arts and educational facility featuring a 350-seat auditorium, drama and recording studios), Creative Arts Centre, a contemporary Library and Information Resource Complex, a heated swimming pool and multipurpose outdoor courts. While the campus itself is among tranquil, heritage-listed residential streets, there is also easy access to major arterial roads and train lines, which enable a straightforward commute from the Upper and Lower North Shore areas, as well as Lane Cove, Ryde, Manly Warringah and the Hills District.
Curricular choices: Roseville offers students a rigorous academic curriculum with a very wide range of elective subject choices in the Senior School. Fostering a ‘Culture of Learning’, students study subjects in the areas of STEM, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Creative and Performing Arts. Please contact the Registrar for current subject lists and innovative curricular programs, including the IB PYP program in Junior School and highly acclaimed Cambridge Courses in Middle School years.
Co-curricular: Students are encouraged to extend themselves and explore areas of interest outside school hours, with numerous co-curricular opportunities available. Among these include: Antipodeans Abroad, Tournament of Minds, mock trial, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Crusaders, clubs for debating and public speaking, robotics, coding, STEM, community service and charity, drama and musical productions, music tuition and performance, bands, student council, sports, photography and creative arts.
Pastoral care, personal development and student welfare: Roseville College has a well-renowned student development and wellbeing program providing active guidance and support to each student (from K–12) through class and pastoral care groups, mentoring, chaplaincy services, outdoor education adventures and camps, established leadership and peer network programs that foster positive connections, careers guidance (including work experience and careers evenings), student wellbeing seminars and events, community service, philanthropic and social justice activities. Roseville seeks to enhance each girl’s time at school, and this includes developing practical life and interpersonal skills alongside the development of their character and knowledge.
From the principal: “At Roseville College, our students see their teachers as both leaders and co-learners as, together, we discover and practise the art of being a lifelong learner. Our teachers make the measurable difference. They are professionals who seek to stay at the cutting edge of educational developments and research, while working diligently to help each girl accomplish her best. Our aim is to offer the best possible learning experiences and achieve the best possible learning outcomes for your daughter in every facet of school life.
“As she learns, and underpinned by the Christian faith, Roseville College aims to guide your daughter as she makes decisions about the woman she will become and how to define herself. Together with you, her family, we hope to empower her on life’s journey so she is equipped and ready to make her own, positive stamp on the world when the time comes. We welcome you to Roseville College and we look forward to meeting your family.
Principal: Ms Deb Magill