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Pastoral Care

Manaaki Tangata

When students join the St Andrew’s College boarding family, they gain the support and friendship of a large network of people, who take an active interest in their welfare and do everything possible to ensure their academic, co-curricular and social interactions are as successful and rewarding as possible.

Boarding Staff

Boarding life fosters a sense of inclusion, confidence and co-operation, while helping students to develop independence and maturity. Friends made among our boarding family often last a lifetime.

Close supervision by our boarding staff ensures students 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 students 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.

Health Centre

Health Centre

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.

Additional Support

Our diverse tutors are valued and important part of our boarding staff and all contribute to make a difference in the lives of the students they care for.

Boarders can also seek Pastoral support from the Chaplain, Counsellor, Psychologist and their Dean. Our Director of International Students and Exchanges, Palē Tauti, provides further assistance to international students boarding at St Andrew’s College.