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; ideally integrating them into its support network.
The St Andrew’s experience doesn’t have to finish when a student graduates. The OAA is a thriving community that remains connected with each other and the school well beyond graduation. 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 give back.
Old Andreans can be found in all areas of SACS – if you know where to look. They are working as coaches, in IT, as teachers, in DART, facilities, archives, outdoor education, music, 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 at Back to SACS sports day and many volunteer as presenters each year for the Sydney Learning Festival. The SACS Pride Award is donated by the OAA at Valedictory each year.