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Community Service

Regulus // Issue 1 // May 2023

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Staff hold gifts donated by the St Andrew's College community to pass on to the Christchurch City Mission.

Late 2022*

A&P Show prize winner

Danica Minson (Year 7) won six prizes for her heifer and calf at the Canterbury A&P Show.


Sustainability Council student leaders, Corin Simcock and Toby Harvie (both Year 13), finished their leadership on a high note with the hosting of EV City. Supported by other senior members of the council, Corin and Toby spoke to Middle School students about the significant benefits of electric vehicle (EV) technology. Owner/operator of EV City, Dave Boot, demonstrated the functionality of his XRAY demo car and a Tesla Model X in the Quad at lunchtime.

Year 9 Community Service Day

In mid-November, the Year 9 cohort spent a day at New Brighton beach for their Year 9 Community Service Day. The students were surprised by some of the findings – a tyre, yellow jandals, mascara, old fishing gear, as well as lots of little bits of plastic, glass, and cans, but overall, they were heartened by the low amount of rubbish found. The group returned to school for kai followed by two short seminars about ocean health, which explained the impact of plastics on sea creatures and the oceans in general.

Christmas gifts to Christchurch City Mission

We had an outstanding and humbling response from students and their families who gave a gift for the Christchurch City Mission. The Mission was truly grateful for these gifts, which were given to many families in need at Christmas.

*Please note the use of 2022 year groups.


International Students

It was wonderful to welcome the following international students to the St Andrew’s College community in 2023 – Junee Kim (Year 9) and Geonwoo (Jeremy) Kim (Year 11) from South Korea, Hoi Sang (Kevin) Chen (Year 11), Wan Yu (Coe) Chen (Year 11), Qi Cheng (Iven) Wang (Year 11) and Manzhao (Cherry) Xu (Year 11) from China, and Tim Hellmann (Year 12) from Germany.

Fundraising for Cyclone Gabrielle

Thanks to the generosity of the St Andrew’s community, an incredible $33,754.20 was raised during a non‑uniform day to support those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. Further donations from the Middle School chapel pushed the total amount raised to just over $34,000. This degree of generosity strongly represents St Andrew’s Developing Positive Relationships (DPR) value of compassion. The donation was directed to the New Zealand Red Cross Disaster Fund.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award

Max Blockley and Gabriella Kenton-Smith (both Year 13) received confirmation that their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award was approved by the National Office in Wellington. 

The College commits to sustainability, community service, internationalism, and compassion through various initiatives.