Roseville College is an established Anglican independent day school for girls on Sydney’s North Shore; well-regarded for its good character, its ability to lead and inspire young women as learners and leaders, and its welcoming school community for students and their families alike.
The College is a learning community of more than 990 girls in Kindergarten to Year 12. The School’s size privileges its teachers and support staff to know and care for each girl, partnering with each girl to ensure her learning pathway is rigorous and personalised; yet broad, and balanced with healthy relationships and pastoral care, a positive – even ambitious attitude to learning, and inspirational leadership underpinned by timeless Christian values and Biblical truth.
Founded in 1908, the College ranks among NSW’s leading schools in HSC achievement, while also delivering world-class learning initiatives such as the IB Primary Years Program and Cambridge Courses in Years 9–10.
Tellingly, Roseville Old Girls (our graduates) and their families also credit the School with having a significant role in helping girls develop indispensable and commendable qualities such as self-confidence, optimism, a spirit of inquiry and wonder, wisdom and personal accountability, a concern for others, and the courage and confidence to “have a go”. In essence, this is the character of a Roseville Girl.
The College’s vision for each child is that she is inspired and equipped to unpackage and realise her purpose – both now and in the future – as she lives a content life with meaning and virtue.
In the School’s caring, well-resourced surrounds, each girl engages in opportunities that are personally challenging to achieve both curricular and valuable transferable learning outcomes. The College’s student wellbeing and chaplaincy programs help clarify and forge her inner person and faith, helping her find her place in her world.
Across the spectrum of College life, she is empowered to leverage who she is with what she knows (and what she has courage to try) to identify and affect positive change on the world around her; to lead, inquire, inspire and serve others.
Roseville College reports consistently strong academic results (culminating in the HSC) and ranks among top educational performers in NSW.
In 2019, the school, though non-selective, enjoyed exceptional success in the HSC: 58% of students achieved an ATAR of 90.00 or higher (31% of students achieving 95.00 or higher), with 78% of the cohort receiving University offers from five leading institutions before completing the HSC.
The rigorous academic curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 12 is characterised by teaching excellence and a personal concern for how each girl learns best. Students are well prepared for Senior School by the innovative IB PYP program in Junior School.
Especially in Senior years, students choose from a very wide range of elective subject choices that allows each girl to tailor her learning in a meaningful way aligned with their life’s passions and purpose. As preparation for the rigours of the HSC, the College is the only North Shore school to deliver the highly acclaimed Cambridge Courses in Middle School years.
Alongside a varied and rigorous academic curriculum, Roseville girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 find balance by pursuing a personal passion or trying new challenges from the myriad sporting, creative, STEAM, leadership, personal, service and community opportunities available at the School. (The co-curricular offering includes, but is not restricted to: Antipodeans Abroad, Tournament of Mind, Mock Trial, 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, and Creative Arts.) Consequently, our girls develop an authentic sense of personal courage, confidence, belonging, ownership and connection to the College and to one another.
Roseville College is centrally located in the suburb of Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore. While its 2-hectare campus is discrete, a personalised tour reveals well resourced and considered campus.
Its facilities include a Junior School and Middle School complex, Senior Girls’ Study and Recreation areas, Hall and Chapel, Performing Arts Centre (featuring an acoustic 350-seat auditorium, drama and recording studios), Creative Arts Centre, Library and technology Centres, a heated swimming pool and outdoor courts.
Importantly, during the significant yet finite time girls are at school, the College provides avenues for girls to refine practical life and interpersonal skills as they also mature in their character and knowledge.
The College’s well-renowned student development and wellbeing initiatives provide active guidance and support to each girl subject to the stage of her schooling, age-appropriated milestones, and in consultation with her parents and guardians.
These may include all or a combination of the following: 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, co-curricular programs, philanthropic and social justice activities.