Rector's Comment // Friday 25 May 2018
Please note: for all student successes please email to RC@stac.school.nz
Congratulations to the following students on their respective successes:
Last Sunday St Andrew’s College hosted the Highland Piping Society of Canterbury Solo Contest, which saw over 50 pipers competing. Congratulations to all pipers on their results.
Click here to view the results.
PREPARATORY SCHOOL CAMP
Over the last two weeks, all Year 8 students attended Castle Hill Lodge for their camp experience. Different groups encountered different weather conditions, from bright sunshine to bitter hail and snow. The students participated in a range of adventure activities – tramping up Leith Hill, mountain biking, flying fox, ABL (adventure-based learning activities), orienteering, map skills, cooking, and performing skits and plays. Many found activities challenging and were able to focus on developing their growth mindset and persistence skills in order to overcome their fears. Team building, and co-operation were also a focus, as was showing care and concern for the well-being and needs others.
Quotes from our Year 8 students:
“Camp was exciting because the activities were fun and challenging” – Elvis Davies
“Camp was great because I got to spend fun times with my friends in the outdoors” – Chelsea Jenkins
“Camp was enjoyable because we experienced new things, and we felt success when we managed them” – Jonty Milburn
Megan Blackwood (Year 13) is competing in the National Debating competion this weekend as part of the Canterbury regional debating team.