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Joel Nicholl: Achieving a music dream

Joel Nicholl: Achieving a music dream

After graduating from St Andrew’s Cathedral School and completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in November 2023, Joel Nicholl has received the brilliant news that he has been accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts! We sat down with Joel to hear more…

Jade Park: Nerves no barrier to a love for musical performance

Jade Park: Nerves no barrier to a love for musical performance

Jade has been a stellar music talent at the School, performing in both the Classical and Jazz Orchestras. She has recently been offered a place at the Royal College of Music (RCM) London – with a full scholarship from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music…

Catherine Dennis: Growing in confidence and faith

Catherine Dennis: Growing in confidence and faith

She said her passion for creative writing was nurtured by her English teachers at St Andrew’s Cathedral School over the years. Her teachers let her know about more opportunities to increase her writing skills and knowledge which increased her appreciation of the writing process. “I wanted…

Luke Campbell: The skills for problem-solving and tech development

Luke Campbell: The skills for problem-solving and tech development

Luke has always had a passion for technology but never had the capacity to fully follow that interest until he had access to the high tech tools at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. “I designed a device that would display a real-time timetable on a little LED screen. It…

Dash Eck: Getting a taste for drama

Dash Eck: Getting a taste for drama

Dash has been playing violin and singing since he was six years old, but it wasn’t until he joined St Andrew’s Cathedral School that he was exposed to the extravagant world of drama. Now, Dash has well and truly immersed himself into the music and drama opportunities at…

Nathan Thiele: Finding a voice and the skills to lead

Nathan Thiele: Finding a voice and the skills to lead

Nathan was one of the students who did our ‘Kosi to Coast’ trek, a real opportunity for growth. He said, “While most schools – if you work hard enough – will get you a good result, not all will make you a great communicator…..” What was…

Sam Boleslawski: Training brings aspirations to life

Sam Boleslawski: Training brings aspirations to life

Sam was Athletics Captain and said, “I always liked running, but I’d never trained properly before. Being at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, I had the opportunity to have high quality training, and then to go on to be offered this leadership role.” What was your favourite memory…

Dash Drury: Music mastery and the opportunity to lead

Dash Drury: Music mastery and the opportunity to lead

Dash attributes his musical abilities to singing in the Cathedral choir as a chorister. “I learned invaluable lessons through the leadership opportunities that were granted to me, including being Head Chorister in Middle School and then Music Captain,” he said. What was your favourite memory of the…

Keira Sparshott: Learning to serve community

Keira Sparshott: Learning to serve community

St Andrew’s Cathedral School offered Keira Sparshott a strong sense of community – and she was inspired by that to serve, especially as School Captain. This was one of the experiences that helped her develop leadership and collaboration skills. What did you enjoy most…

Jess finds her niche in final years of school

Jess finds her niche in final years of school

Student profile Jess Duncan – 2021 Year 12 graduate and School Captain Jess Duncan (OA2021) started her journey at St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) as a tentative Year 10 student, unsure that a change of school was going to result in a better schooling experience. Over the previous…

Noah shocked to discover joy of singing

Noah shocked to discover joy of singing

Student profile Noah Oshiro – 2018 Year 12 graduate and School Captain Noah Oshiro (OA2018) hated singing as a child. So, when his Mum broke the news that he would be attending St Andrew’s Cathedral School, she was careful to warn Noah that he’d be singing within a…