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Preparing for Life after College

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“It works extremely well with students having done a year of NCEA and then graduating to a separate facility. Having a separate building is a very distinctive and important element. A lot of schools don’t have a common room for seniors at all, let alone having one as big as ours and combining the final two year groups together.”
John Ruge, Head of Senior College

Although the majority of our Year 12 and 13 students are already enrolled at the College, we welcome a growing number of students moving to Senior College from other schools.

Once a student has chosen St Andrew’s College, they will be challenged to exceed their goals. We will stand behind them and provide them with every resource to reach excellence across the academic, sporting and cultural arenas.

The Rentoul Senior College Centre

The purpose-built Rentoul Senior College Centre was developed to provide a unique space for Years 12 and 13 students, enabling them to interact independently of younger students as they participate in their final two years of schooling and transition towards life after the College. This facility includes a large common room, café, lecture theatre, study areas, computer pod and personal storage lockers. 

Academic Successes

In 2020, there were many outstanding results.

  • A total of 70 University scholarships were awarded to our leavers of 2020;
  • Three finalists in the National Schools' Poetry Awards;
  • Second place in the Young Enterprise Scheme Gallagher Award for Smart Technology, and the Canterbury regional Excellence Award for Enterprising Technology;
  • The Supreme Academic Award in the Canterbury Pasifika Academic Awards;
  • Biology Olympiad: International Bronze Award, Chemistry Olympiad: Two gold, four silver and four bronze certificates.