Welcome

From The Rector

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There was a real buzz around St Andrew’s at the start of 2015. Academic results were some of the best ever. We began with the largest roll on record, and the campus was looking fabulous with the repairs from earthquake damage largely completed, the new Gymnasium and Chapel ground remediation underway. A number of celebratory assemblies recognised the academic success and leadership of our students and very quickly the students settled into their studies and busy co-curricular sports and activities. Amongst all this activity is our continued connection with our Old Collegians and once again I am reminded of the strength of St Andrew’s relationships.

Let Us Show You Around

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Year 9 Information Evening We have held our Year 9 Information evening for prospective parents and students in Year 9, 2016.   For more information please contact Registrar Lynn Smith on 03 940 2016 or enrol@stac. school. nz[mailto:enrol@stac. school. nz]. Enrolments Closing Year 9 (2016) Year 9 applications for 2016 have now closed. Secondary, Preparatory, Pre-school School Open Days We have now completed all Open Days for 2015, we are more than happy to offer a personal tour. Please feel free to contact Registrar Lynn Smith on 03 940 2016 or enrol@stac. school. nz[mailto:enrol@stac. school. nz] to arrange a time. Boarding Road Shows We have visited Ashburton, Amberley, Wanaka Greymouth for 2015, if you would like any further information please contact Lynn Smith.

Rector's Address

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Rector's Assembly Address Friday 28 August 2015   Nau mai haere Mai, tena koutou katoa  Tena koutou kua huihui mai nei i runga i te karanga o te kaupapa i mua i a tatou Ko mahi o kura whanui o Hatu Anaru. Nga mihi nu Ki a koutou i tenei ra, Naumai, haere mai. Nga mihi ki a koe i te wiki o te reo Maori This week is Maori Language Week. No reira kara whuia te korero i te reo Maori. Therefore I encourage you to speak as much te reo Maori as possible.

StAC Wins National Titles

Rowing *Maadi Cup *It was an eventful Maadi Cup with some very pleasing results for StAC crews. After four days of racing we had eight crews competing in A finals, seven crews competing in B finals, and came home with several medals.      

Student Comment

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ANZAC Address 2015 - by Jack Duff The 25th of April 1915. 100 years on, The 25th of April 2015. Today is a day of remembrance, a day in which we pay tribute to the ANZAC’s. The landing of Australia, New Zealand, Army Corps in Gallipoli. Their aim? Take control of the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus, the key link between Asia and Europe. The impact those soldiers had is etched eternally into our country’s history, it runs deep through our veins and will forever be remembered. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud.

Celebrating Academic Excellence

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Another year of strong academic results reflect the hard work and target setting of the College students and staff. Students have done St Andrew’s proud with a record number of 134 NCEA Excellence endorsements at all levels, 19 more than last year. Of those, 36 were Level 3 Excellence endorsements. It is not easy to gain an Excellence endorsement, with students required to achieve 50 or more Excellence credits, so congratulations to all students who attained this award. Rector Christine Leighton says she is delighted to see St Andrew’s students striving to achieve Excellence grades. “These outstanding results are a testament to our students’ hard work, parent support and also dedication from our teachers.

Chapel Update

Our Vision The new St Andrew’s College Chapel will be at the heart of the College community - a place of worship, celebration, inspiration and gathering throughout our lives. The Chapel will embody the values, history, traditions and future aspirations of the College. It will commemorate the men and women whose lives were given in service, to community and to country. A place of contemplative beauty, the Chapel and its garden will be a serene island that anchors the College community. A window to St Andrew’s College, the Chapel will welcome members of the College and extended community to a school founded on Truth, Excellence and Faith.

Regulus Magazine

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    The Rector's magazine, Regulus, is an important part of the College’s communication with our whole-school community. It is one of the key ways that we inform both our internal and extended community about the profile of the College, including students’ achievements, key developments at the College such as new buildings, coverage of school events, reunions and profiles on Old Collegians. Articles on teaching and learning and the latest education trends also feature every issue. The magazine is organised into four sections: Leadership and Governance Teaching and Learning Resources and Environment Values and Culture The magazine is published in May, August and November each year. Click here[http://platoflipbooks. co. nz/StAndrews/RegulusMay2015/] to read Issue 1, May 2015 Regulus May 2015 To read our online blog, click here. [http://eblog. stac. school. nz/] To learn about the chapel updates, click here.

Students raise funds for cyclone-devastated school

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A big thank you to everyone who contributed to fundraising efforts for Onesua College in Vanuatu following cyclone Pam. We are so proud to advise we have raised NZ$10,000 (approximately 795,000 vatu) to go towards helping Onesua get back operating for all students and help repair damaged buildings and replace destroyed resources. Our contact in Vanuatu wrote “I must say that StAC is the first friend of Onesua to make such a big donation and we appreciate it so much. Once the iron sheets arrive in school this will enable us to take in Year 9 and 11. Classes will be back to normal and we praise God for your hearts. ” Bradley (Year 13) and Mackenzie Cox (Year 11) visited Onesua in school holiday break.

Helicopter Lands at StAC

Helicopter Lands at StAC The 25th of April 1915. 100 years on, The 25th of April 2015. Today is a day of remembrance, a day in which we pay tribute to the ANZAC’s. The landing of Australia, New Zealand, Army Corps in Gallipoli. Their aim? Take control of the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus, the key link between Asia and Europe. The impact those soldiers had is etched eternally into our country’s history, it runs deep through our veins and will forever be remembered. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud.

Rob Hamill Evening

Rob Hamill Evening The 25th of April 1915. 100 years on, The 25th of April 2015. Today is a day of remembrance, a day in which we pay tribute to the ANZAC’s. The landing of Australia, New Zealand, Army Corps in Gallipoli. Their aim? Take control of the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus, the key link between Asia and Europe. The impact those soldiers had is etched eternally into our country’s history, it runs deep through our veins and will forever be remembered. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud.

Southern Jam and Jazz Quest Results

Southern Jam The 25th of April 1915. 100 years on, The 25th of April 2015. Today is a day of remembrance, a day in which we pay tribute to the ANZAC’s. The landing of Australia, New Zealand, Army Corps in Gallipoli. Their aim? Take control of the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus, the key link between Asia and Europe. The impact those soldiers had is etched eternally into our country’s history, it runs deep through our veins and will forever be remembered. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud.
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