Welcome to St Andrew's College
Welcome to St Andrew’s College, a fully-independent, co-educational school for pre-school to Year 13 day and boarding students. At St Andrew’s, proud Scottish Presbyterian traditions and values, academic rigour, and exceptional sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities combine for an education that is truly world class and a life experience that is unforgettable.
Life at St Andrew's
Message for Prospective Parents
Thank you for visiting our website – we hope you find it informative and that it reflects the wonderful diversity that our students experience here at the College.
Our vision is that St Andrew’s students will be active participants in a dynamic community of learners and inspired to become valued citizens and enthusiastic learners for life. We will nurture the development of talent and creative ability through a balanced exposure to academic, cultural, service, social, spiritual and sporting opportunities.
In 2014 we proudly celebrate 23 years of co-education. There are many benefits for students in a co-educational environment. Click here to find out what they are.
We welcome you to come and take a look around and invite you to book a guided tour at a time that suits you. We look forward to showing you around so you can feel the spirit of St Andrew’s. Our 2014 open days are Thursday 3 April (Secondary School 4.00-6.00pm) and Friday 4 April (Pre-school and Preparatory School 11.00am - 12.30pm).
Congratulations Pipe Band – World Champions!
|The Pipe Band celebrating their win in Glasgow|
Congratulations to our Pipe Band who have just been crowned world champions in the juvenile grade at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. A team of 40 students, tutors and support staff travelled to Scotland to compete in this event that draws 40,000 spectators, 8,000 pipers and drummers from all over the world. Pipe Band Director Richard Hawke knew the team was in a strong position but said that anything can happen on the day. The band performed at their very best against strong competition. Rector Christine Leighton said she was excited to hear the result very early this morning from Pipe Major Ben Murray who rang to tell her the good news. Six years ago the Pipe Band were third in the world and three years ago they were fifth. Not only did the band win their grade this year, but came away with the Joe Noble Trophy for Best Drum Corps, and at a special invitational event held during the week, Harrison Guy (Year 13) won Best Snare Drummer, scoring himself a snare drum to bring home, and Andrew Fitzgerald (Old Collegian 2012) won Best Bass Drummer winning a Bass Drum. The Pipe Band lost their performance space after it suffered major damage in the 2011 earthquakes. Students and staff worked so hard to prepare for this competition and are thrilled to be world champions.
Click here to see the full performance of our Pipe Band in Glasgow.
Top New Zealand Scholars
Three 2013 Year 13 students have gained Top Scholar awards for New Zealand Scholarship exams. St Andrew's is the only school in New Zealand to achieve three. Click here to read more.
This is Us
Students from St Andrew's College TV and Film Academy made this lipdub video. The idea was pitched by student head of television Blake Morgan and widely supported by students and staff at the College. Filmed in one day, with only one or two takes for each section, almost every student in the school was involved.
Click here to read the latest edition of Regulus or to find out how to update your contact details with the College.