Rector presenting an award to a student at Prizegiving.

Academic Excellence

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At St Andrew’s College, we embark on a journey of academic excellence, fostering a vibrant learning community where students are empowered to achieve their highest potential.

Reaching their full potential

Every aspect of life at St Andrew’s is geared towards helping students reach their full academic potential and become lifelong learners. Our Secondary School students consistently achieve well above the national average in NCEA and Scholarship examinations, regularly achieving Top Scholar Scholarship Awards, recognising them achieving the top mark in the country for their subject.

Our 2023 academic results


Of students gained NCEA at Level 1


Of students gained NCEA at Level 2


Of students gained NCEA at Level 3


Students received an Excellence endorsement


Of students gained University Entrance


NZQA Scholarships awarded in 2023

Dynamic learning environments

St Andrew's College is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence. Starting in the Preparatory School and carrying through to our Secondary School, we have cultivated a dynamic learning environment where students are encouraged to explore their intellectual curiosity and reach their full potential. Our dedicated teachers employ innovative teaching methodologies, fostering critical thinking and a love for learning.

Students at St Andrew's are regularly recognised for their academic achievements, including ICAS examinations, Future Problem Solving, Australian Mathematics Competition, Creative Writing and Speech competitions, and Cantamath, reflecting the school's commitment to nurturing well-rounded, intellectually curious individuals who are prepared to excel in higher education and beyond.

Co-ed students in the classroom.