St Andrew’s is an independent, Anglican School divided into three main Learning Centres: Junior School, Middle School and Senior College. All three centres are underpinned by our strong values of Christian education, a welcoming environment for all students and a holistic approach to learning.
The Junior School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. One of its key features is its semi-open plan learning space where students benefit from both a group learning environment and individual study space. The Junior School is fully coeducational where the focus is on developing literacy and numeracy skills while encouraging higher order thinking and an opportunity to get involved in co-curricular activities.
The Middle School is the beginning of students’ secondary education; from Year 7 to Year 9. Students follow a broad curriculum in a coeducational environment, but with separate “twinned” gender-specific classes in the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science. The learning focus is on academic growth and development of life skills that prepares students for their senior school years and beyond.
With its separate campus for students from Year 10 to Year 12, the Senior College is focused on preparing students for tertiary education and life beyond school. Students have a wide choice of subjects to study and the option of undertaking either the HSC or IB. The learning environment is a nurturing one, but allows students increased freedom to access the city.
The three learning centres share the School’s excellent facilities, such as purpose-built music rooms, performing arts space, science laboratories as well as library, gym and basketball courts. Each centre also has its own spaces where students can interact with one another. These spaces are organised to reflect the learning needs of the students they cater for.
A Sense of Belonging
Each Division of the School is organised into eight different houses, in which the students can grow and develop a sense of specified community belonging. Additionally, tutor groups begin in the Middle School, allowing for effective support and furthering of organisational skills. Finally, each Learning Centre is well equipped with academic coordinators and other support staff, who provide a network of guidance and a culture of care for the students within their division.