Redfield College (New South Wales)

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Location
33°41'21"S
151°01'56"E
Country
 Australia
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Redfield College is a fee-paying independent Roman Catholic all-boys early learning, primary, and secondary day school, located in Dural, a suburb in the Hills District of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The college was founded in 1986 by the Parents for Education Foundation and provides an education for students from early learning, through Year K to Year 12.

Mentoring

Each student is allotted a personal mentor, commonly known as a "tutor" within the school, who meets the student regularly (ideally fortnightly) to check on the student's advancement academically, socially, spiritually etc. The tutor tends to keep "tutees" over a period of years, and meets with the parents of the student each term. This system is the same across all Parents for Education Schools.

Chaplaincy

Redfield College is an independent school. The Chaplains at the College are priests of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. The school has many links with Opus Dei, a highly conservative and controversial private Catholic prelature founded in the 1920s.

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Community service

Throughout their schooling lives, Redfield students complete many Community Service Projects, both locally and abroad. In Year 9, boys do a small project that they complete weekly over a year. These include visiting disabled students, nursing homes, and community gardening. At the end of Year 10, students attend a five-day camp, known as "Work Camp", wherein they travel to the Riverina town of Darlington Point to work on farms and in the homes of elderly couples. In Years 10–12, many Redfield students attend the annual "Vietnam Workcamp", wherein they travel to K'Long Village, near Dalat, Vietnam, to built homes for impoverished families.

Exchange Programs

Redfield has frequently hosted visits from, and sent students to, Mikawadai College in Nagasaki, Japan, and three schools in Spain: Colegio Viaro in Barcelona, Colegio Gaztelueta in Bilbao and Colegio Los Robles in Oviedo. In recent years boys from Monte VI in Montevideo, Uruguay and Colegio Penalba in Valladolid have also visited each year as well as a class of students from Tak Sun College in Hong Kong. Boys are billeted with families.

Sport

Redfield's principal sports include Basketball, Cricket, Rugby Union and Football. Redfield's sporting division is affiliated with the IPSHA (Independent Primary School Heads of Australia), ISA (Independent Sporting Association), and CIS (Combined Independent Schools). Redfield's senior Rugby team (the 1st VX) has won the ISA second division championship six times since joining the ISA in 2006, more than any other school in the Independent Schools Association..The Redfield First XI won the Second Division Football Championship in its inaugural year in 2012, and won the 2014 and 2015 seasons comprehensively. More recently they won the 2016 and 2017 season.

Co-curricular

Redfield offers the following co-curricular activities: Junior Voices Primary Choir Vocal Ensemble Schola (Gregorian choir) Concert Band Wind Symphony Debating Public speaking Mock trials Athletics Swimming Cross Country Chess Club ISA Cricket ISA Basketball ISA Football ISA Rugby Intramural Chess Intramural Basketball Intramural Football Intramural Cricket Intramural Touch Football Fight club

Headmasters

The following individuals have served as Headmaster of Redfield College.

Notable alumni

The Redfield Old Boys' Association (ROBA) is a network/community of alumni. It has strong rugby union football and basketball teams. Notable alumni include: Bernard Foley, Australian professional rugby union player Oliver Foxe, Prominent Australian military figure Lachlan McCaffrey, Australian professional rugby union player Nathaniel Smith, current New South Wales Member of Parliament Nick Potter, former professional Australian Rules player Julian Maroun, actor Lenny Hayes, former professional Australian rules footballer Nic Dolly, professional rugby union player Dominic Perrottet, 46th Premier of New South Wales
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