*“A school is the sum of all those who have passed through it. ” – Katherine Mansfield *I often think about what it means to be a member of a community. We all know that being a member of a family involves a great deal of give and take and in many ways, being a member of a large community is similar. In our St Andrew’s community there are over 12,000 Old Collegians and that doesn’t include the staff or parents of Old Collegians who are also a valued part of our extended StAC family.
Open Days - 2016 *Secondary School Open Day *Thursday 31 March 4. 00pm - 6. 00pm. Register at the Senior College on the day. *Preparatory School Open Day* Friday 1 April 11. 00am - 12. 30pm. Registrar at the Preparatory School reception on the day. Boarding Road Shows - 2016 We will be touring our boarding road shows around the South Island in March 2016. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our current boarding students and their families as well as boarding staff. *Amberley* Wednesday 2 March 5. 00pm - 7. 00pm Nor'Wester Cafe, 95 Carters Road *Ashburton* Thursday 3 March 5. 00pm - 7. 00pm Lushingtons Cafe 5 Archibald Street *Blenheim* Monday 7 March 5. 00pm - 7.
Rector's Assembly Address Friday 5 February 2016 *Prefects' Investiture and Leadership Assembly* Nau mai haere mai tena koutou katoa… Welcome to this morning’s Prefect Investiture and Leadership Assembly when we honour our student leaders for 2016. We will begin with the recognition of our prefect group followed by the various leadership roles for a number of senior students. A special welcome to parents and guests who have joined us for this special occasion, at the end of what has been a busy first full week of the school year. Welcome back to Sam Robertson and Holly Carr, our heads from last year, who are here to support and handover to our new leaders.
The St Andrew's College rowing team had an outstanding regatta at the South Island rowing championships, making 19 A-finals and four B-finals. Ten crews gained a top three placing in the A-finals. The second U17 four and top eight gained bronze, while our novice boys’ and girls’ eights, novice girls’ four and U19 boys’ four won silver. South Island titles were won by our novice boys’ four, U17 boys’ eight, our second U19 eight and the U19 boys’ pair. In winning the U19 boys’ pair, Thomas Russel and Henry McCallum also won the Ted Lindstrom trophy. These are tremendous results for the rowing team as they continue to train hard for the Maadi Cup regatta at the end of term 1.
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.
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 to read Issue 2, August 2015 Regulus August 2015 To read about Centenary, click here. [http://eblog. stac. school. nz/] To read our online blog, click here.
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 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 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.
Our Year 9 students visited Aranui Primary School as part of the Kids Konnect community service programme Kids Konnect is part of the Families for Families charity and helps students from Christchurch high schools partner with school communities in need. This year we have teamed up with Akaroa High School to work with Aranui Primary. Collectively students have raised $7000, which will go towards camp costs, Chrome Books and a mini-van. Many of you also donated used sports gear last term, which has been gratefully received. Year 9 students experienced Aranui’s kapa haka and Pasifika groups and a Karakia and Powhiri; they then responded with a Waiata.
Microsoft Innovative Educators Congratulations to Tam Yuill Proctor, Wilj Dekkers and Anais Lerosier-Hucke who have been named as Microsoft Innovative Educators for 2016. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology. The teachers will travel to Australia for a Microsoft Education Conference and receive some free Microsoft devices. This is great recognition of the innovative and exciting work these teachers are doing with their classes.