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Year 12 say goodbye

Year 12 say goodbye

We farewelled our Year 12 class of 2022 at a valedictory assembly this morning. Hear from the students themselves as they reflect on the occasion and what it means to say goodbye to the place they've grown up in.

Student scientists tackle world problems head-on

Student scientists tackle world problems head-on

Six of our Year 10 students were selected as finalists in the BIOTech Futures competition held at the University of Sydney last month. The competition connects the brightest young minds with world-class academics to think creatively about how science can solve some of life’s problems. In this piece, catch-up on…

Meet your 2022-23 Secondary School Captains

Meet your 2022-23 Secondary School Captains

Our incoming school captains Nathan Thiele and Keira Sparshott will be inducted into their roles early in Term 3. In the meantime, we thought our community would like to find out a little about them. Nathan Thiele and Kiera Sparshoot are ready to serve the school community. Why did you choose…

New Student Leadership Team announced

New Student Leadership Team announced

Our incoming Student Leadership team for 2022-23 was announced this week. These Year 11 students will officially be commissioned into their roles at a special assembly next term. Congratulations to all involved! Meet our student leaders for 2022/2023! School Captains: Keira Sparshott and Nathan Thiele School Vice Captains & Cru Captains:…

First Nations’ heroes inspire students

First Nations’ heroes inspire students

Our Junior School and Gawura students have been busy putting together an exhibition which showcases the inspirational lives of First Nations’ heroes throughout history. The exhibition opened to the public this week as part of our School’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. Find out what inspired the exhibition below. “I’d really…

Jade wins international acclaim

Jade wins international acclaim

Year 11 music scholar Jade Park recently returned home from the USA, where she won two highly prized international trumpet/brass competitions. Jade Park at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Denton, Texas, with her trumpet teacher Dr Carole Reinhart and her husband, Manfred Stoppaucher (also a trumpet player) from Austria. …

Into the wild: science students take a field-trip

Into the wild: science students take a field-trip

Year 11 and 12 IB environmental science students went on an action packed educational adventure last month that spanned land and sea. In this piece, science teacher Teegan Colusso writes about the experience. There I was standing atop a veritable mountain of sand; watching a bevy of teenagers racing across…

Annie’s stars ready to take the stage

Annie’s stars ready to take the stage

130 students from across the school have been rehearsing since October last year to put on Annie. Later this week the curtains will open! Meet some of the cast and find out what they’re looking forward to about opening night. Isabella Heriot is Annie How are you feeling about the…

Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week

27 May – 3 June 2022 This week, our Kindergarten to Year 6 students have been exploring the meaning of Reconciliation Week’s theme: “Be Brave. Make Change”. Every year group has spent time learning about the history of our First Nations’ people and why there is a need for reconciliation.

SACS Factor rocks the Cathedral

SACS Factor rocks the Cathedral

Students from across the Secondary School gathered in the Cathedral today for a competition of epic proportions with bands from each of the eight house groups battling for the SACS Factor plate. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was more a celebration than a competition. The SACS Factor Final is…

Rooftop games a key feature of SACS experience

Rooftop games a key feature of SACS experience

This year, we will be raising funds to refresh our iconic rooftop recreation area. We asked our archivist Kelton Jarvis to share the history of our School’s various rooftop playgrounds which students have enjoyed across the decades. The concept of playgrounds as an essential educational element in a child’s development…

Choristers take the stage with Opera Australia

Choristers take the stage with Opera Australia

Year 9 student Orlando Lennon and Year 8 student William Wheeler spent the beginning of the year performing in Opera Australia’s Turandot and La Boheme, respectively. In this interview, the two choristers share what they learnt from the experience. You’ve performed alongside some of Australia’s finest voices on one…

What makes a 5-star employer?

What makes a 5-star employer?

We were delighted to receive the 5-star employer of choice award for 2022 from industry magazine The Educator, last month. In this interview, we spoke to Heath McPherson, our Director of People and Culture, who shared his insight into what makes working at St Andrew’s Cathedral School so special.   Firstly,…

SACS Cup hits its stride

SACS Cup hits its stride

Each year St Andrew’s Cathedral School brings together football players from across Sydney’s independent schools to compete in a pre-season tournament. In its latest addition, the tournament has continued to grow. Earlier this month, St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) hosted the annual SACS Cup boys football tournament, which attracted teams…