Roseville College, an Anglican school for girls, is a vibrant, dynamic and innovative learning community underpinned by the Christian faith. Founded in 1908, the college has a rich heritage of educating and transforming the lives of young women for more than 105 years. “We aspire for every girl to flourish and our purpose is to engage girls in enriched learning experiences and empower them to make a positive difference in the world,” says Principal Megan Krimmer.
As an optimally sized, non-selective learning community of 800 girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, the college is well renowned for its high academic results, its positive culture and its exceptional pastoral care. Every girl is well known and inherently valued, a feature girls and parents often comment on as being a positive and distinctive characteristic of the college. “Our students enjoy a well-rounded education,” says Mrs Krimmer. “Impressive academic results are balanced with a wide variety of engaging and enriching academic and co-curricular activities — all within our well-resourced, leafy North Shore campus.”
Academically, a culture of 21st-century Inquiry Learning pervades the college and students attain consistently high HSC results. In 2012, Roseville College ranked 25th overall in NSW with more than 13 per cent of graduates attaining an ATAR of 99+ and 17 per cent receiving All-Round Academic Excellence Awards. To complement its academic program, the college provides a well-developed and age-appropriate K-12 Outdoor Education program and boasts exceptional participation rates by girls of all ages in its sports program.
Regardless of whether a girl aspires to represent Australia or simply wants to join a school team to have fun with friends, the college encourages and guides them towards their personal goal in sports such as swimming, athletics, cross-country, field and court events, rowing, gymnastics, football and equestrian. Integral to each girl’s time at Roseville College is leadership development and service learning. Students are given diverse opportunities to develop these skills and are challenged to examine issues of social justice so they can be empowered to contribute to a better world.
Outside school hours, students are also encouraged to extend themselves and explore areas of interest, with numerous co-curricular opportunities available. Among these are Antipodeans Abroad, Community Service and Charity Groups, Crusaders, Dance, Debating and Public Speaking, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Drama and Musical Productions, Languages, Mock Trial, Music Tuition and Performance, Bands, Technology, Sport, Student Representative Council, Photography and Creative Arts.
Roseville College seeks to enhance each girl’s time at school and help them prepare for life and the future as articulate, confident, independent and interdependent resilient young women with a deep concern for others and the courage and confidence to “have a go”.
“We have a culture of learning where girls and teachers co-learn together and girls develop a love of learning for life,” says Mrs Krimmer. “Our school seeks to focus on the development of the ‘whole girl’, while also staying at the forefront of educational developments and research. We aim to develop each girl’s unique potential and help her achieve her personal best in all aspects of her life.”
Vision for girls: To encourage and enable every girl to reach her potential, and nurture her towards becoming a woman rich in character, wisdom, faith and action, with a heartfelt commitment to service within the wider community.
Educational profile: Roseville College is a non-selective day school which enjoys consistently strong co-curricular and academic results, culminating in the HSC. Importantly, its graduates credit the school with developing in them qualities such as optimism, a spirit of inquiry, wisdom and personal accountability, a concern for others, and the courage and confidence to “have a go”. Girls are encouraged to explore academic, sporting, creative, leadership, community and personal development opportunities throughout their schooling. Consequently, they develop a strong sense of belonging, ownership and connection to the college and one another.
Location and facilities: Centrally located in the suburb of Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore, the school is also adjacent to arterial roads and train lines, which enable an easy commute from the Upper and Lower North Shore areas, as well as Ryde, Lane Cove and Manly Warringah. Its 1.9-hectare campus features a new Junior School Complex, Middle School Technology Complex, Senior Girls’ Study and Recreation Area, multi-purpose hall and chapel, the Joy Yeo Centre (a performing arts and educational facility featuring a 350-seat auditorium, drama and recording studios), Creative Arts Centre, a new Information Resource Complex, a heated swimming pool and multi-purpose outdoor courts.
Curricular choice: Roseville offers students a rigorous curriculum complemented by elective choices in Senior School and a wide variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular options. Contact the registrar for current subject and elective lists, including HSC schedules, which include opportunities in Design and Technology (especially fashion and textile technology), Languages (French, Japanese and German), ICT, Creative and Performing Arts, and Business/Industry studies.
Co-curricular and extracurricular: Students are encouraged to extend themselves and explore areas of interest outside school hours, with numerous curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available. Among these are Antipodeans Abroad, Mock Trial, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and Crusaders, as well as societies and clubs for debating and public speaking, 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’s pastoral structure spans Kindergarten, with a transition buddy system, to Year 12 pastoral and career advisory services. The college seeks to provide active guidance and support to each student through a varied offering that includes student chaplaincy services, outdoor education adventures and camps, established leadership and peer network programs to foster positive connections, careers guidance (including work experience and careers evenings), pastoral care seminars and events, community service and philanthropic activities. Roseville seeks to enhance each girl’s time at school and help them prepare for the future by nurturing practical life and interpersonal skills.
From the school: Underpinned by Christian values, we seek to guide your daughter as she makes decisions about the woman she will become. Our aim is that she be rich in character, wisdom, faith and action, with a heartfelt commitment to service within the wider community. We are committed to providing her with a contemporary, dynamic and relevant learning experience — from her first school day to her last. We welcome you to our College and look forward to meeting your family.
|Years||Kindergarten - Year 12|
|Enrolment||800 girls from kindergarten to year 12.|
02 9884******* 02 9884 1100
02 9411******* 02 9411 3945
|Address||27 Bancroft Avenue, Roseville 2069|