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Life as a Boarder

Boarders have a well-structured routine at St Andrew’s College, which creates a safe and friendly boarding atmosphere.

The school day begins at 7.00am, with a tutor wake-up call and breakfast. By 8.00am students must be neatly presented, wearing the correct uniform and ready to start the day.

After attending morning classes, lunch is served in the dining room, during which boarders wear their full uniform and blazers.

After school, students are often busy with co-curricular activities. Students may request permission from the Assistant House Manager to go shopping at Norman’s Road, Northlands Mall or Merivale Mall.

Dinner is served in the dining room at 5.15pm. This is followed by a minimum of 1 hour 30 minutes allocated for Prep between 6.00–8.00pm. Prep is a productive work period, relating to the students’ academic programme and is supervised by the tutors.

After Prep, with staff permission, Year 11–13 students may take restricted leave, usually to local eateries.

Bedtime ranges from 9.30pm to 10.30pm depending on year levels.

Weekends are also well structured at St Andrew’s, with boarders participating in various sports on and off campus, taking leave that has been approved by their tutors, and enjoying a range of organised activities.