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From the Rector – Volume 13 // Issue 9 // 18 December 2018

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"Embedded in all our goals and actions will be our StAC Values – truth, excellence, faith, creativity and inclusivity."
Christine Leighton, Rector

In the last Rector’s Comment, I summed up the 2018 Prizegiving Ceremony. Included in this final newsletter are some of the highlights from this special celebratory event including the announcement of Heads of College, Major Award Winners and the Marily Scanlon Teaching Excellence Award.

Click here to read Rector’s and Board Chair’s Address.

Click here to read Valedictory speech from Head Girl, Kirsty Shields.

Click here to read Valedictory speech from Head Boy, Jack Morrow.

Click here to view the Prizegiving Flickr.

Amahl Website bannerAs an end to the 2018 year, I urge you if possible to consider supporting our St Andrew’s College Christmas production Amahl and the Night Visitors. This light Christmas opera, to be staged in our beautiful Centennial Chapel, is only one hour in length and is a delightful Christmas play suitable for the whole family. The production features a full 20-piece orchestra and a cast which is entirely comprised of St Andrew’s College students, staff, Old Collegians and parents.

Framing Our Future

At Prizegiving, Board Chair, Bryan Pearson and I shared our St Andrew’s College vision for 2019–2023;

“To be at the leading edge of high-performance educational practice, in a community which values caring for others, tradition and creativity in order to provide young people with the roots and wings to flourish is an ever-changing world”.

Our strategic priorities will create action across six focussed areas:

  • High Performance;
  • Opportunity;
  • Partnership and Social Responsibility;
  • Celebration and Community;
  • Well-being;
  • Place and Space.

Embedded in all our goals and actions will be our St Andrew’s College values – truth, excellence, faith, creativity and inclusivity. I look forward to sharing the plan with you fully early in the new year.

Click here to read our combined speech introducing this Strategic Vision.

One of the ongoing challenges for a school is to deliver on the here and now (business as usual) for all students, while still turning our attention to future strategy and development. Our annual school goals focus our attention on these identified areas and following is a summary of these for 2018.

Happy Christmas and Holiday

Thank you for all your support and best wishes for a blessed Christmas and relaxing holiday.


With warm regards, 

Christine Leighton


Prizegiving Flickr Album


From the Rector - Volume 13 // Issue 9 // 18 December 2018