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Discover St Andrew's College

At St Andrew’s College, we believe that every student should grow and develop through academic, sporting, cultural, social, service, and spiritual learning and experiences. It is our belief, that through this holistic approach, young people will develop character, discover their own identity and passions, and at the same time, learn to appreciate the perspectives and differences in others.

We are proud to offer a rich and balanced curriculum, with an extensive range of diverse opportunities, creating depth and breadth in our students’ learning. Students are given choice and flexibility, ensuring that they can find and follow their own passions. Cross-curricular links are fostered through a wide range of opportunities. Technology supports and promotes independence, connection and collaboration, within the classroom, and beyond.

Open Day Address 2020


Rector, Christine Leighton, recorded the following video message in our stunning Centennial Chapel on Tuesday 24 March 2020. This is part of the message that would have been shared at our 2020 Open Day. We encourage you to take a few moments to watch this with your child.

We hope you enjoy our promotional video, which shows many aspects of College life.

Our Heads of College for 2020 are Emily Tyrrell and Hugh Montgomery. Emily and Hugh wanted to share with you their Open Day address, which they have recorded from their homes.

Both are in their seventh year at the College and are both wonderful ambassadors for St Andrew's.

Our Head of Middle School, Mikae Tuu’u, has recorded from home a video of the message that would have been shared at our 2020 Open Day, explaining in further detail the role of the teaching staff in our academic and pastoral care programmes.

Meet Our Inspiring Teachers


It is fair to say that if you are lucky to have been taught by an inspiring teacher, that their guidance will continue to impact well beyond the school gates. After parents, teachers are probably the most influential people in any young person’s life. They’ve committed their time to encouraging, growing, and transforming the children you entrust to them.

In the following three videos you will hear from some of our Secondary School teaching team and I would encourage you to watch these with your child.

Kerry Larby | Head of Well-being

At St Andrew’s College, we believe building character is just as important as developing intellect. Head of Well-being, Kerry Larby, discusses how students at St Andrew’s are supported to flourish, be who they are, and feel a sense of purpose and belonging, in a safe, engaging learning environment.

Wilj Dekkers | Head of Innovation and Information Services

In a world where technology continues to be a force for change, students at St Andrew’s College are being prepared to control and create future technology, rather than simply being users of it. Head of Innovation and Information Services, Wilj Dekkers, discusses the ways in which students are learning to collaborate, share ideas, and work in teams, to create exciting digital products.

Helaina Coote | Assistant Head of Secondary School (Academic)

Assistant Head of Secondary School, Helaina Coote, explains how St Andrew’s College is harnessing the increasing body of research into what makes teaching and learning effective. With a diverse curriculum and programmes, and excellent support systems in place, students at St Andrew’s are able to maximise their learning potential, while maintaining a sense of belonging and purpose.

Rod McIntosh | High Performance Sports Director

Sport is an integral part of life at St Andrew’s College. High Performance Sports Director, Rod McIntosh, explains how the College’s leading-edge, holistic programmes help our young sportspeople and athletes to be the best they can be, support their health and well-being, and develop character traits and strengths they will have for life.

Duncan Ferguson | Head of Music

The Music Department at St Andrew’s College supports the interests of all young musicians, with all genres equally respected and resourced. Head of Music, Duncan Ferguson, discusses how individual programmes, state-of-the-art music suites and recording studio, and the use of exciting technologies and innovative teaching programmes at St Andrew’s, helps students to reach their full potential.

Rev. Paul Morrow | College Chaplain

At St Andrew’s College, we want students to leave the College open minded, free thinking, and consider views that they may not have considered before. College Chaplain, Rev. Paul Morrow, discusses how St Andrew’s College’s Presbyterian Christian heritage, our values of truth, faith, excellence, inclusivity and creativity, our pastoral care and our community service opportunities, all support our students to develop an understanding and care for their community, and the greater world around them.

Kelly McBride | Head of Learning Enrichment, Preparatory School

Learning Enrichment is a key part of the programme in the St Andrew’s College Preparatory School, which provides students  with opportunities outside the normal curriculum to find their creative talents and passions. Head of Learning Enrichment, Kelly McBride, discusses how students are encouraged and supported to give new things a try, in a fun environment where they feel confident, secure and happy.

2021 Enrolments


Our Registrar, Lynn Smith, is available via email at enrol@stac.school.nz should you have any specific questions at this stage of your decision making process. Lynn is happy to offer guidance, advice and support through this process. 

Demand for places in our Secondary School is high, so we do encourage you to register your interest by completing the online application form.

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Timeline for 2021 Applications – Years 9–13

Friday 8 May 2020 – Boarding offers made.
Friday 15 May 2020 – Boarding confirmation of acceptance required.
Friday 15 May 2020 – Day student applications close (for those with no association to St Andrew's College).
Friday 15 May 2020 – All scholarship applications close.
Monday 25 May 2020 – Year 9 Academic Scholarship examination.
Monday 25 May 2020 – Year 9 Pipe Band Scholarship auditions.
Wednesday 27 May 2020 – Year 9 Music Scholarship auditions.
Friday 29 May 2020 – Year 9 Sports Scholarship trials.
Wednesday 10 June 2020 – Scholarships offered.
Friday 12 June 2020 – Scholarships confirmed.
Monday 22 June 2020 – Offers made for places for day students with confirmation deadline of Friday 26 June.