St Andrew's Cathedral School

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We have a diverse student body, drawn from over 234 suburbs across Sydney. Our students are equipped to be empathetic, flexible thinkers who thrive in a connected community.

Reflecting our Christian foundations, we are a strong and hopeful learning community that nurtures the individual strengths of each student in our care. 

Following in the English choir school tradition, our School was initially created to educate choristers for St Andrew’s Cathedral. 

With extensive sporting and co-curricular opportunities—from fencing, theatresports, debating, dance and drama—we also have an outstanding outdoor education programme based at our property, Kirrikee, in the NSW Southern Highlands.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, our Middle School students are taught the NSW school curriculum through the IB Middle Years framework.

We are known for our performing arts programme with 25 music ensembles, including our outstanding Cathedral choristers.  

This framework encourages: global mindedness, higher order thinking, and builds interdisciplinary connectionsIB approaches to learning skills (ATL) are taught explicitly in this framework, enabling students in the middle years to ‘learn how to learn’ and providing a common language on the process of learning for teachers and their students.

Purposefully designed, light-filled learning spaces

With purposefully designed, light-filled learning spaces for Junior School, Middle School and a dedicated pre-tertiary environment for Senior College, we’re fully coeducational from Kindergarten to Year 12. Senior College students can choose to study either the HSC or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

Our school within a school, Gawura, is a highly regarded model, noted for its innovative approach to a First Nations-led education within a mainstream system and was named 2020 Australian School of the Year. As the School of the Year judges observed, Gawura is a ‘lighthouse programme in Indigenous education with wonderful, almost unheard-of outcomes.’

Our teachers are experts in their chosen fields who very much enjoy the relational nature of teaching and who engage in the character development of each child, both within and outside the classroom. They are also passionate about developing their practice and benefit from a progressive professional learning programme. Many of our teachers are invited to present at state and national educational conferences and professional associations, and as an educational leader, we hold conferences, host international experts and encourage thought leadership. 

A transformative education

Junior School
Middle School
Senior College

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