Roseville College

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33°47'03"S
151°10'57"E
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Roseville College is an independent Anglican day school for girls, located in the suburb of Roseville, on the North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is a member school of The Anglican Schools Corporation. Established by Isobel Davies in 1908, Roseville has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 980 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.The college is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA), the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA), and is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Girls' Schools (AHIGS).

History

Roseville College was established on its current site in 1908, by Isobel Davies, the daughter of a retired Welsh clergyman. The school started with just seven pupils, a cottage known as "Hinemoea" , and a small playing field.

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Academic

The college consistently performs well in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) at a state level. In 2019, 78% of the College's Graduating Class were offered a place at University before completing the HSC, and 58% of students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above. Overall, 58% of the Class of 2019 achieved an ATAR or 90.00 or above, with more than a third scoring an ATAR of 95.00 and above, and five students awarded Premier's Awards.In 2018, 56% of the Year 12 cohort achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or above, with five Premier's Award recipients and two First In State places. More than 80% of total applications to Early Entry university Leadership Programs were successful, with 97% offered - and accepting a place; more than half the cohort pursued STEAM-related disciplines.In 2017, Roseville College was ranked 36th in the State in the merit list of top schools, 56% of students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 90 or above, 28% received an ATAR of 95 or above, and 68% of the cohort were offered a place at university prior to completing the HSC.Roseville College is the only school on Sydney’s North Shore offering the globally recognised Cambridge International qualifications. The Cambridge International Courses in Physical Science, Global Perspectives and Sociology are offered to Years 9 and 10 students as part of Roseville College’s Senior curriculum. Consistently, more than 50% of candidates achieved an A or A+ result in the final examinations, ranking Roseville College candidates strongly against others from around the world, who all studied the same curriculum synonymously. Girls in Kindergarten to Year 6 participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program, establishing global learning and innovation through six transdisciplinary units of enquiry.

Co-Curricular Opportunities

o-curricular activities include academic competitions and extra-curricular leadership programs; debating and public speaking groups; community service initiatives; musical tuition, ensembles, bands and orchestras; drama, musical productions and performance groups; photography groups; established programs and international service learning trips, STEAM (robotics, coding and STEM Club), Mock Trial, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme and Crusaders, and sporting teams. Dozens of sports are available to senior students at Roseville College, with many offering opportunities for school, regional, state and even national representation. Sports include rowing, tennis, softball, touch football, swimming, netball, hockey, basketball, gymnastics, futsal, athletics, cross-country, and equestrian. Student leadership encompasses every area of school life, most notably in co-curricular activities. Students also participate in formal leadership through the Student Representative Council (Years 7-12), the Buddy Program for Year 7 (Years 10-11), Student Leadership (Years 11-12), Sports and House Captains (Years 11-12), Chapel and Assembly Leadership, community assistance and individual initiatives. A range of scholarships are offered for Senior girls in the areas of academics, music and all-round achievement; however, each student is given an opportunity to stretch and test herself in both new and familiar areas of learning. For example, the College’s After School Academic Program provides dedicated, weekly or fortnightly sessions for students in subjects including English, Mathematics, German, Japanese, Science, Commerce, Business, Economics, History, Senior (HSC) Art, Geography, Legal Studies and French.

Associated schools

Roseville College is a member of The Anglican Schools Corporation. The College has relationships with Sister Schools around the world. Japan: The College has enjoyed a 29-year partnership with Bunka Hugh School, where delegations of students and teachers collaborate to provide language enrichment and cultural exchange in a reciprocal travel experience. United Kingdom: The College's international exchange partnerships with Gresham's School in Norfolk and Sutton Valence School in Kent, operate annually. Through reciprocal hosting, students live and learn in a different country alongside another girl, while both develop personally to gain an understanding and tolerance of another culture. New Zealand: The College's international exchange partnership with Waikato Diocesan School for Girls in Hamilton operates annually. Through reciprocal hosting, student take turns to live and learn alongside another girl in her country of origin, while both develop personally to gain an understanding and tolerance of the other's culture.

Notable alumni

Chloe Maxwell – Australian Model and TV Personality Diane Purkiss – Author, Editor, Fellow and Tutor of English at Keble College, Oxford (also attended Our Lady of the Rosary Convent and Stuartholme School) Emma Sholl – Acting Principal of Flutes with the Sydney Symphony Amelia Adams – Journalist and News Presenter Michelle Cox – Australian Softballer, Set to represent Australia at the 2020(2021) Olympics
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