Philosophy of Care
When you join the St Andrew’s College boarding family, you gain the support and friendship of an entire network of people who take an active interest in your welfare. We do everything possible to ensure your academic, co-curricular and social interactions here are as rewarding as possible.
Boarding life fosters a sense of inclusion, confidence and co-operation, while helping you to develop independence and maturity. Friends made among our boarding family often last a lifetime.
Close supervision by our boarding staff ensures you live comfortably and securely, and our structured daily schedule helps to create a warm, friendly and disciplined living atmosphere. A key advantage of boarding is that you have on-site academic support at prep times, and easy access to the College Library and computer suite. Sporting and recreational facilities are also readily available.
We work in partnership with families, and encourage them to attend as many school events and functions as possible. Extended family and friends are always welcome to join us for meals in the dining room, and a lounge is provided as a meeting room for students and their families.
Our boarding staff are united in their belief that students must be nurtured in a caring, safe and happy environment in order to develop to their full potential. St Andrew’s College is proud to have a committed, enthusiastic and energetic team who work passionately to achieve just that.
The Health Centre is staffed by a registered nurse during school hours, with support from boarding staff outside of school hours.
The Health Centre can refer students to a General Practitioner and physiotherapist, and arrange other specialist appointments when necessary, in consultation with parents or caregivers.