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The Rector's Address from the first edition of Regulus for 2023.
The Board Chair's Address from the first edition of Regulus for 2023.
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We celebrate 106 years of Scottish tradition with Highland Games and performances in a joyous return after pandemic disruptions.
Students show off their speed, perseverance, and House spirit at the 2023 Secondary School Athletic Sports Day.
Head of Middle School, Mikae Tuu'u, bids farewell to the College after inspiring hundreds of ākonga and enriching their experiences.
Drama teacher Laurence Wiseman wins Marily Scanlon Award for excellence in teaching at St Andrew’s College.
Students perform exceptionally well in NZQA Scholarships and Corin achieves at the highest level in New Zealand.
Discover how St Andrew's College supports teachers' professional development with a multi-layered programme to tackle modern complexities.
Our teachers explain how learning a second language provides cognitive benefits, insight into new cultures, and enhances career prospects.
Our top 2022 academics achieve unprecedented results in their NZQA Scholarship exams.
The College sees a surge in chess participation, with more students playing, including two championship-winning teams.
Generous benefactors and alumni have helped the College provide life-changing opportunities for scholarship students for over 100 years.
Scholarship students share their experiences and the impact that the scholarship programme has had on their lives.
Year 3 students at St Andrew's College create wearable art from recyclable items in their own extension programme inspired by Tūhura Time.
Newly implemented Practical Science programme for Years 4–8 students has sparked a love for science.
St Andrew’s College Pipe Band achieves impressive results delighting director Richard Hawke.
The best of Scottish traditions at our inaugural Strowan Gathering, with piping, dancing, and more!
St Andrew’s College Polyfest group shines at Canterbury Polyfest, wowing the audience with their performance and hard work.
The College welcomed new students and teachers in a traditional Mihi Whakatau ceremony, including a powerful whaikōrero by Trent Harris.
Te Waka's dawn ceremony signifies a significant milestone for Year 10 ākonga.
St Andrew’s College warmly welcomes new boarders, ensuring a smooth transition through a range of activities to build a sense of community.
Discover how St Andrew's College welcomes new Year 9 boarders with a fun-filled, action-packed Orientation Weekend.
Get the inside scoop on the fun-filled, student-led Boarding Sports House Weekend, fostering House spirit and kickstarting the year.
Brooke and Amelia share their life-changing experiences from the Ben Gough Family Foundation's annual scholarships.
The College commits to sustainability, community service, internationalism, and compassion through various initiatives.
We celebrate our students' achievements in various cultural activities.
Students fundraise for a non-profit supporting girls affected by genital cutting and child marriage with a month-long challenge and events.
Rutherford dominates at House Swimming Sports with stand out performances and an exciting Heads of College race.
Students dominate in summer sports tournaments with a mix of national and South Island victories.
Talented young rowers shine at 2023 Aon Maadi Regatta, with national champion victories and record-breaking performances.
Deputy Preparatory Principal shares success of well-being, literacy, leadership, and te reo Māori-focused professional learning programme.
Our Pre-school tamariki reconnect with the wider campus, strengthening bonds with families and forging links with older students.
A summary of our 2022 NZQA / NCEA Results.
Whakamihi to all our prize winners at our 2022 Prizegiving.
Our generous community provide gifts that support improvements to education, facilities and scholarship opportunities.
This year's many musical successes highlight the high caliber music programmes and teachers at the College.
Incorporation of Te Ao Māori becomes a key focus in College education strategies moving forward.
Our StAC Unplugged initiative sees students stepping away from their devices and increased physical activity and engagement among students.
Teachers with international experience bring fresh and valuable insights, skills and variety to our students' education.
We highlight the most recent Academic Successes of our students.
Our Preparatory students' celebrate the joy of books, reading and their favourite characters.
Growing sustainability practices in the Pre-school enhance learning opportunities for children and their appreciation for our planet.
This year's Senior Production saw our students' talents shine, as they delivered a professional, mature and thought-provoking performance.
Multi-talented Head Prefect, Grace Lawrence, receives various musical accolades recognising her expertise and talent.
Cindy crafts powerful lyrics that draw on her experience of diasporic identity which are praised by industry professionals.
Jasmine places second at the New Zealand Chamber Music Contest following her trio's exceptional performance.
One of our most talented singers, Estée Wilke, discusses her experience performing both internationally and nationally as part of the NZSSC.
Year 11 cellist, Christine Jeon, wins international open age strings competition!
We celebrate a huge milestone in our history, welcoming back our Old Girls who graduated within the last 30 years.
The College hosts well-being event for Waitaha Canterbury-based ākonga as they come together to explore tūrangawaeware/belonging.
Our talented young performers pay homage to some of Broadway's greatest hits in our 2022 Middle School production.
Our students' most recent involvement in community service initiatives.
A heart-warming and emotional 2022 Leavers' Assembly marked the end of an era for our students' whose time at the College comes to an end.
We highlight the most recent Cultural Successes of our students.
Our film students got red-carpet-ready for their film debuts at our 2022 Film Fest.
StAC Attack is finally back after a two-year hiatus.
Our very special Grandparents' Day event is back in 2022 following two years of COVID-19 interruptions.
Congratulations our 2022 New Zealand representative students who have excelled in their academic, cultural or sport area.
Our talented young athletes receive numerous nominations and awards for their respective sporting achievements.
Our young sportspeople gave it their all at this year's Winter Tournament Week, earning themselves some incredible results.
From the third Issue of Regulus in 2022.
We surprise Grace in Cultural Assembly with the announcement of her huge songwriting success.
Students become global champions after receiving an Outstanding Team Award at the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge.
The Sustainability Council highlight environment concerns and provide opportunities for eco-friendly initiatives.
Art Specialist, Pip Dinsenbacher, retires after 23 years of inspiring creativity at the College.
Members of our Senior Leadership Team take steps to understand their personal strengths to aid effective leadership.
From problem-solving to product design and production, Materials Technology allows students to develop a range of valuable skills.
We celebrate Hannah Withers as she is announced runner-up to the world champion in the Middle Division of the 'Global Issues' competition.
Largely self-taught photographer, Thomas Rae (Year 13), sees recognition and success for his incredible astrophotography talent.
Teachers speak on the opportunities for further exploration into Māori culture through the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum.
Year 6 students participate in an Eco Day, motivated by their inquiry into plastic pollution.
We introduce you to our new Head of Pre-School, Mandy Jenkins, who brings with her a resume of valuable experience.
Māori principles are practiced and celebrated in the Pre-school which help foster relationships and inclusivity.
Teachers and children share excitement as they celebrate the first officially recognised celebration of Matariki as a public holiday.
Students learn more about the wāhine Māori artists behind the incredible artwork at the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Our Castle Hill lodge has an integral role in St Andrew's history and Outdoor Education programme.
Students see great benefits from their Outdoor Education programme and Castle Hill assets.
The boarding team create a whakataukī and symbol to help convey their unique identity within the College.
St Andrew's celebrates our Scottish heritage through the annual Highland Games event.
Boys in ballet are celebrated for what they bring to the art form.
From the second Issue of Regulus in 2022.
Georgia's hard work pays off as she is selected for the New Zealand Women's U19 Quad to compete in Italy.
Our new People and Business Manager, Justine Scott, introduces herself to our community in the first edition of Regulus for 2022.
Our new Head of Innovative Practice and Strategy, Chami Hutterd, speaks on responding to educational challenges presented by COVID-19.
Teacher in Charge of Chemistry, John French, receives a Marily Scanlon Award for Teaching Excellence.
Chief of Information Officer, Dave Hart, takes on new role as COVID-19 Officer at the College as we navigate unprecedented times.
The College's Science Department equips our students with scientific literacy to prepare them for an ever-changing world.
Collectively our students earned 22 Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Awards in 2021, the most out of any organisation or school in the count…
Another wonderful group of students have been appointed to more than 100 leadership roles for 2022.
Congratulations to all our prize winners at our 2021 Prizegiving.
From the third edition of Regulus for 2021.
The St Andrew's College 1st XI Cricket team repeated a historic feat as regional winners of the Gillette Cup.
There were mixed emotions as the Year 12 Year 13 leavers were recognised at the Leavers’ Assembly.
With COVID-19 putting an end to the hopes of Isabella Galvan and Oscar Bloom (both Year 13) travelling to Scotland as Robert Burns Scottish …
Our students have been involved in some exciting community and service initiatives.
An exciting new partnership between St Andrew’s College, and not for profit organisation, So They Can.
A virtuoso performance saw Vich Perfect win the national final of the 2021 NZCT Chamber Music Contest.
The lights have faded and the curtains closed on almost 50 years of history for the Theatrette.
Curtains was a great show, and a wonderful, upbeat final note on which to farewell the Theatrette.
The youngest members of the St Andrew’s College community enjoyed a very special 21st birthday celebration of the Pre-school.
2021 Academic Successes
Throughout the year, a group of highly motivated staff from across all areas of the College have supported each other on a unique journey, l…
David is preparing to retire from the General Manager’s role at the end of 2021, but his experience and expertise won’t be completely lost t…
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) was celebrated by students and staff during an action-packed week of fun challenges and activit…
Congratulations to the St Andrew's students who have excelled in their chosen sport or cultural activity in 2021, and have been selected int…
Term 4 Assembly // Friday 5 November 2021
Each term, a special Performance Project Evening is being held in the Preparatory School, to give Year 7–8 students the opportunity to share…
It may be 104 years since St Andrew’s College was set up to educate the sons of the Presbyterian and Scottish community of Canterbury, but t…
There was razzle dazzle to burn when the Senior Production of Chicago: High School Edition, had its spectacular run at the start of Term 2.
St Andrew’s College is proudly traditional in its approach to NCEA, despite several schools around New Zealand dropping the NCEA Level 1 Cer…
St Andrew’s College will reach a special milestone in 2022, when it celebrates 30 years since the first female students came through its gat…
One of the College’s most exceptional musicians, Samuel Jeon (Year 13).
A special Board Farewell Dinner was held to honour 12 years’ service on the Board of Governors by Bryan Pearson and Sandra Wright-Taylor.
StACFit: St Andrew's College's new fitness centre promotes well-being and fitness with great success.
It was a fantastic week of sport, with students doing St Andrew’s proud on the field, the court, and in the pool.
The St Andrew’s College rowing squad brought home an incredible six medal haul from the national Maadi Cup regatta.
Year 10 students gathered at the College at 5.30am on Thursday 25 February, ready to be taken to their first Rite Journey ceremony ‘The Call…
Students in the Preparatory School have started 2021 under a completely new pastoral care and values system, called StAC-UP.
New Thompson Boarding House Manager, Bronwyn Radcliffe.
The College community, including guests from their 60 Years On Reunion, gathered for the 104th Founders’ Day, which was a wonderful celebrat…
The unprecedented success achieved by St Andrew’s College students with 53 Scholarships achieved in the 2020 New Zealand Scholarship examina…
Many students achieved outstanding success in NCEA with a total of 228 Excellence endorsements gained across all three levels.
During his 12 years on the St Andrew’s College Board, retiring Board Chair, Bryan Pearson (OC 1980), has helped guide the College through on…
The Marily Scanlon Award for Teaching Excellence is one of the highly anticipated presentations at each end-of-year Prizegiving.
St Andrew’s strongly believes in the merits of the overarching NCEA framework, with the foundation NCEA Level 1 course at its heart.
Congratulations to all our prize winners at our 2020 Prizegiving.
With COVID-19, there was a lot of uncertainty about how each sporting code might have a meaningful season.
There were many mixed emotions as the Year 12 and Year 13 leavers were recognised at the Leavers’ Assembly on Monday 9 November.
Two current students and seven Old Collegians were presented with Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Gold Awards in a special ceremony at the St An…
The Highland Games may have been disrupted twice, but in true St Andrew’s College spirit, the event went on (albeit in two parts) – and was …
The enduring joyfulness and innocence of the Peanuts gang from Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strips came
to life in the Middle School prod…
Wickedly subversive, camp, and enormous fun are just some of the ways to describe this year’s Senior Production, Cry-Baby.
In 1983, Judy Reilly started her first night shift in the Strowan House kitchen. This was the beginning of an almost 37-year career with the…
The theme for this year was ‘Characters who are Mischief Makers and Story Shakers’.
Seven St Andrew's College students won nine Gold Awards for achieving the top score in New Zealand in their subject area.
St Andrew’s College celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori through a number of different fun activities and competitions.
When St Andrew’s College closed a week before the Term 1 holidays, there was no telling when ‘normal’ school life would resume. Rector Chris…
Congratulations to the St Andrew's students who have excelled in their chosen sport or cultural activity in 2020, and have been selected int…
Chaplaincy Online is an initiative implemented in April 2020, during the isolation period due to COVID-19.
A wonderful display in The Green Library and Innovation Centre honoured the founder of the College, Rev. A T Thompson.
The First XI cricket team’s spectacular win in the Gillette Cup national finals in December 2019, is one of the stand-out sporting achieveme…
The plaudits for First XI cricket coach, Mike Johnston, known to most on campus as ‘Scrump’, have continued since the Gillette Cup victory.
Mackey Johnstone (OC 2019), has left a lasting legacy at St Andrew’s College.
Helping St Andrew’s College students to become ‘better tomorrow than they were today’ is a key focus of new Director of Sport and Co-Curricu…
St Andrew’s College has lots of dedicated, hard-working and inspirational teaching staff.
One week, St Andrew’s College was operating as usual. The next, it had transitioned to a fully operational online learning environment.
The St Andrew’s College First XI played spectacular cricket to win the title, and reach the pinnacle of New Zealand secondary schools’ one-d…
Congratulations to all our prize winners at our 2019 Prizegiving.
The Ordination of College Chaplain, Paul Morrow on Thursday 26 September 2019, was a significant occasion for St Andrew’s College.
During the inaugural Well-being Assembly, led and organised by the student Well-being Committee, it was character strengths taking centre st…
Head of the Senior Syndicate, and Deputy Principal of the Preparatory School, David Farmer, has enjoyed working with some of the ‘great char…
St Andrew’s College is preparing to honour and celebrate the significant contributions made by four long-serving staff members, who are reti…
Former Head of Co-Curricular, Denley Jones, left St Andrew’s College in August to take up a position as Head of Sport at the International S…
Dr Young-Wook Song (OC 2001) came to St Andrew’s College in 1997 as an international student, and last year, joined the Science Department a…
Pre-school and Preparatory School students and staff dressed up as their favourite literary characters to celebrate the end of Book Week.
Audiences were wowed by the Middle School’s playful, colourful, lyrical production of Peter Pan.
Omri Kepes and Emily Tyrrell enjoyed a month-long adventure to Scotland as the 2019 Robert Burns Scottish Scholars.
Congratulations to the St Andrew's students who have excelled in their chosen sport or cultural activity in 2019, and have been selected int…
There were mixed emotions as the 2019 Leavers were farewelled at the Leavers’ Assembly.
St Andrew’s College has a great reputation during Summer and Winter Tournament Weeks as a top competitor in both girls’ and boys’ events.
Head of Music at St Andrew’s College, Duncan Ferguson, says it is a “huge honour” to be named as one of three finalists for the second annua…
Two St Andrew’s College staff, General Manger, David Evans and Head of Innovation and Information Services, Wilj Dekkers, were recognised in…
The incredible talents of Year 7–8 students were showcased in the Preparatory School production, Stories from the Stage.
Two members of the St Andrew’s College Pipe Band, Campbell Wilson (Year 12) and Montague Stamm (Year 11) are cementing their place among the…
Guests kicked up their heels and danced the night away at the PTA Curtain Raiser fundraising event.
Stunning, was a word often used by audience members lucky enough to see the sell-out season of this year’s Senior College production, Parade…
It was a mission like no other for a lucky group of 34 Year 8–10 students who travelled to the United States of America to attend Space Scho…
A group of Year 8 future problem solvers are up there with the best in the world, finishing an incredible second place in the Junior Divisio…
Head of Technology, Allyson Duncan, is fulfilling a long-held dream to attend a cooking school in Italy, after being awarded the 2018 Marily…
The new Director of Boarding at St Andrew’s College, Matt Parr, says his first objective in his new role has been to add value to an already…
Many students achieved outstanding success in NCEA with a total of 209 Excellence endorsements gained across all three levels.
Rector Christine Leighton says the outstanding success of St Andrew’s College students at the 2018 New Zealand Scholarship examinations is s…
New Head of Middle Syndicate, Meg Feller, says she’ll never forget the words in the advertisement for her job at St Andrew’s College, which …
Former and current members of the St Andrew’s College Pipe Band came from near and far to celebrate 100 years since the band’s formation.
Over 500 people gathered in the Centennial Chapel on the morning of Saturday 16 March.
The Centenary celebrations concluded on the Saturday evening with a wonderful concert.
Congratulations to all our prize winners at our 2018 Prizegiving.
Ask Director of Boarding, Dianne MacDonald what is most special about her almost 30 year career at St Andrew’s College, and she quotes a lin…
Although creative expression is a key aspect of studying Art at St Andrew’s College, students also gain a wide range of other skills, which …
Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and Pippi Longstocking made an appearance. So did several Wally and Wandas, Pete the Cats, and Smurfs, not t…
A compelling travelling exhibition, telling the life story of Anne Frank, contrasted with six modern day stories of discrimination featuring…
To some, the freshwater eel is a slippery, slimy, river and stream dweller, which can be more than a little frightening. But as Year 3 stude…
The Middle School’s outstanding sold-out production of The Drowsy Chaperone, featured an incredibly talented all‑singing, all-dancing cast, …
Congratulations to the St Andrew's students who have excelled in their chosen sport, cultural or academic activity in 2018, and have been se…
Around 200 St Andrew’s students, playing in 14 different teams, represented the College with pride during the 2018 Winter Tournament Week.
“Did you hear the story of the Johnstone twins?” the audience was asked at the start of this year’s Senior Production, Blood Brothers.
A near perfect performance saw the St Andrew’s College Pipe Band finish second in the highly competitive Juvenile grade at the World Pipe Ba…
“An exemplary response to a challenging brief,” was a comment from the jury at the 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards.
The latest educational technology in the Stewart Junior Centre is creating some amazing learning opportunities for students.
History came alive for five Year 13 students when they visited the village of Brockenhurst, in the New Forest, England, to present their res…
A homestay with local families in the small rural Japanese village of Ago in Wakayama-ken, was a highlight of the 18-day Japanese Languages …
Fabulous French culture, traditions, architecture, food, and language were brought to life for a group of Languages students and staff explo…
The exciting new Green Library and Innovation Centre heralds a new way in which St Andrew’s College is responding to a rapidly changing worl…
A new innovative library that combines traditional books with new technologies, fostering creativity and showcasing student projects.
Stewart Junior Centre officially opened, marking a milestone in the College's commitment to early education.
On Friday 8 June around 60 guests gathered in the new Green Library and Innovation Centre to officially open this exciting new facility.
Dame Adrienne Stewart officially opened the brand new Stewart Junior Centre on Friday 23 February.
Opportunities for young people entering the primary sector have never been greater.
Another year of strong academic results reflect the hard work and target setting of the College students and staff.
It was another great Summer Tournament Week for our sports teams and athletes, who picked up an incredible four national placings.
A strong College team of 14 athletes had some excellent results at the National Secondary Schools' Championships in Hastings.
Year 13 student Russell Boey won the Secondary School Category in the 2017 Sunday Star Times Short Story Awards.
The thwack of willow on leather has been part of sporting history at St Andrew’s since its earliest days.
Turley Bridge, funded by Margaret and Murray Turley, connects St Andrew's College to the Centennial Chapel, symbolising their legacy.
Congratulations to the St Andrew's students who have excelled in their chosen sport or cultural activity in 2017, and have been selected int…
A Year 8 Physics inquiry has been enhanced by collaboration with Year 12 Science students.
Excitement is building for the students selected to take part in the St Andrew’s College Exchange programme.
Students challenging themselves at external academic competitions and achieving outstanding results.
Centennial Chapel's Dedication ceremony gathers St Andrew's College community to celebrate its restoration, thanks to generous donors.
Year 3 students, parents and teachers took part in the release of juvenile Kaki at Mount George Station.
Hans Christian Andersen's traditional fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling, was given an ultra modern twist in the Middle School production, Lucky …