Old Andreans Association (OAA): Connecting the Alumni of St Andrew’s Cathedral School since 1906.
Founded in 1906, the OAA (formally the Old Boys’ Union or OBU) is one of the oldest continually active alumni organisations in Sydney. It is not for profit and its two key goals are to reconnect alumni with each other and to reconnect them with the school. As a result the OAA is a thriving community.
The St Andrew’s experience doesn’t finish when a student graduates. A voluntary council of ex-students run the OAA’s year-based reunions and supports school events. Not only are friendships maintained with other students – reconnections with the school are made possible too, through volunteering and mentoring arrangements, allowing graduates to gain experience and give back.
Old Andreans can be found in all areas of SACS – if you know where to look. They are working as sports coaches, debating coaches, in IT, as teachers, in DART, facilities, archives, outdoor education, music, drama and as representatives on the School Council and on the School Foundation Board.
The OAA organises Learning the Ropes, a career initiative for senior and middle school students. They also sponsor the Kundayi Memorial Shield games and support Startup SACS.
The SACS Pride Award for a student who fosters enthusiasm, school spirit and participation in other members of the school community is donated by the OAA at year 12 Valedictory each year.