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Years : Kindergarten to Year 12
Enrolment: 1200 students
Fees:Annual fee schedule available on request.
Principal: Dr John Collier
Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, St Andrew’s Cathedral School is a vibrant, co-educational institution providing students from Kindergarten to Year 12 with a strong academic program, extensive opportunities for involvement in sport, music and the dramatic arts and nurturing pastoral care; all set within a cosmopolitan cityscape. Our educational programs are built on diversity and acceptance and are in-sync with the dynamism of a modern society, nurturing each student’s unique learning style within a framework of Christian values. Student and staff relations are genuine and built on mutual respect. Students come to St Andrew’s not only to learn but to be a part of a growing community of support. St Andrew’s is easily accessible throughout the Sydney metropolitan area using public transport. Junior and Middle School facilities in St Andrew’s House offer immediate undercover access from Town Hall Station. The Senior College is located in the Bishop Barry Centre, which provides a collegiate style campus tailored specifically to learning needs for Years 10 to 12.
Facilities: St Andrew’s has modern educational learning facilities that give high accessibility to Information Technology for classes and students, with seven computer rooms, plus several other areas for student computer access and banks of laptops with remote access. Most classrooms are equipped with full multimedia and/or interactive white boards. There are also science laboratories, a library, music practice rooms, visual and dramatic arts areas, a fitness centre, a unique rooftop playground and an indoor sporting facility. There is also an Independent Learning Centre that monitors students’ academic progress throughout the year. Combined, these facilities provide an interactive environment conducive to learning.
Electives Years 7 to 9: In addition to key learning subjects, St Andrew’s offers Commerce, Design & Technology, Drama, English as a Second Language, French, German, History Elective, Industrial Technology — Timber, Information & Software Technology, Japanese, Music, Philosophy, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Textiles Technology, Visual Arts and World in Focus.
Electives Years 10 to 12: Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics, English Fundamentals, English Standard, English Advanced, English as a Second Language, English Extension 1, English Extension 2 , French Continuers, German Continuers, Japanese Continuers, Geography, History Extension, Legal Studies, General Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2, Modern History, Music 1, Music 2, Music Extension, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education, Physics, Society & Culture, Software Design & Development, Studies of Religion 2, Textiles & Design and Visual Arts.
Sport: St Andrew’s provides sports activities for the full range of abilities. All students are encouraged to participate in the School’s sporting activities because of the enjoyment and support gained through team participation and to improve their physical fitness. The School is proud of its affiliation with Sydney University, in particular St Andrew’s College. St Andrew’s oval is the home venue for rugby, football, cricket and softball. SACS also uses other University facilities for basketball, tennis and squash. Students can also participate in cross-country, fencing, golf, hockey, netball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming, tae kwon do, water polo and yoga. With so much sport being played and offered, each student can find a niche to excel, to represent the School with pride, or just participate and enjoy the rigour and physical fitness achieved through sports participation.
Extracurricular activities: St Andrew’s has an exceptional reputation for dramatic and musical excellence, with over 40 music ensembles, aimed at a range of skill levels, integrated with outstanding performance opportunities that include Cathedral events, musicals, interstate and international tours. Drama facilities include an in-house “black-box” theatre and open theatre-style classrooms. There are eight annual drama productions for Middle and Senior College, as well as two IB productions and inter-school theatre sports competitions. Other activities within the school include Debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Mock Trial and numerous clubs and societies for special interests.
Welfare and personal development: School Houses constitute a major structural and pastoral role within the school, with each student a member of one of eight houses. Not only are Houses used in competitions such as sport and debating, but as an opportunity for individual academic development, via small, House-based tutor groups that all students meet with on a weekly basis. This fosters greater inter-year relationships and a culture of care between students as they assist one another both in and out of the classroom. Professional counselling services, gifted and talented programs and remedial teaching are provided by the school.
Special features: St Andrew’s takes advantage of its central city location to provide student’s with a rich diversity of external excursions and curriculum-based student experiences to complement conventional classroom teaching and learning, and provide practical, resourceful outcomes for all pupils. St Andrew’s also has a challenging and rewarding outdoor education program, which students commence in Year 3. The program makes use of St Andrew’s 90-hectare Kirrikee site in the Southern Highlands. There are also more specific Senior College trips including expeditions from Kosciuszko to Bass Strait, mountain biking in New Zealand, canoeing on the Murray River, country skiing and community service projects in central Australia. Overseas trips have included Peru, Argentina and India.
From the school: Our School is nothing without the students that give it life. We have a quality academic program that sees education go beyond the classroom and into the heart of the best facilities the CBD has to offer. St Andrew’s is a school that nurtures students into independence. It is a place where assemblies are gatherings, your cohort is your community and you are known and valued.