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Statement of Faith

Tauākī Whakapono

Preparatory School student praying in the ChapelSt Andrew’s College is a Christ-centred Presbyterian Church School. We embrace a rich heritage of historic Christian faith with roots in the Free Church Presbyterian tradition and as part of the wider Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ).

The Trinitarian theology of this tradition (2 Corinthians 13:14) informs, pervades and shapes the life of the school in a missional and pastoral manner, but with respect to those of other faiths or of no faith.

We believe education must be holistic and embrace the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of students, as well as their academic and social growth, and development in sport and the arts.

Overarching values of Faith, Truth, Excellence, Creativity and Inclusivity promote Developing Positive Relationship Values (DPR values) which include Hope, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Generosity and Compassion.

These are taught, expressed, and role-modelled within the lived experience of the school community.