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|Fri, May 17th, 2013Urban Bound Program commencesBest wishes to our Yr 9 students whilst in Melbourne and Brisbane!|
|Sat, May 25th, 2013, @11:00amSt Andrew's Annual FairAll are welcome to come and enjoy the fantastic rides and stalls!|
|Mon, Jun 10th, 2013Public Holiday - Queen's BirthdayCollege closed|
|Fri, Jun 14th, 2013Public Holiday - Nambour Show DayCollege closed|
|Wed, Jun 19th, 2013, @8:30amPrep - Yr 3 Athletics CarnivalHave a fantastic day!|
|Thu, Jun 20th, 2013, @8:30amPrimary Athletics CarnivalHave fun Years 4 to 6!|
|Fri, Jun 21st, 2013, @8:00amFoundation DayAll welcome to attend St Andrew's 11th Foundation Day celebration.|
|Fri, Jun 21st, 2013, @8:30amLast Day of Term 2Enjoy your holiday. The College reopens on Monday 15 July.|
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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
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Welcome to 2013 at St Andrew'sREVEREND CHRIS IVEY
As Principal, I welcome you to St. Andrew's Anglican College, Peregian Springs - an award winning, leading independent private school near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. We are a unique community, one that focuses on the importance of relationships to enable each child to reach their personal best. I am continually humbled by the extraordinary achievements and actions of our community and it is for this reason that we bring you to our website, to share with you the 'reality' that is St. Andrew's. ...[read more]
The 2013 St Andrew's Fair - Saturday 25 May!
There are only days to go until The Fair. Thanks to Coolum Beach Dental, our Platinum sponsors for supporting this event. Thanks also to the many businesses who have donated goods and services. We have organised more rides with some of the favourites returning like the Avalanche and the Bungees. Order your wristbands for unlimited rides early by clicking the link here and save. To make a bid on the amazing items in the Silent Auction, just click here. Our parents and friends have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure it is another fantastic day!
After much discussion, following a large demand, the Hot Air Balloon Rides will be run as a raffle. 6 lucky winners will have the chance to choose friends to go for a tethered ride in the balloon, weather permitting. Tickets for this will be on sale all day for $10 and the 6 winners drawn at the Main Stage at 4pm. The basket can hold three adults or two adults and two children, so start thinking about who you would invite with you if you are one of the 6 lucky winners. (If the balloon is unable to fly due to the weather the winners will be given the opportunity to ride at a later date.)
See you at the Fair!
Positions Vacant- Instrumental Music Teacher - Secondary CHOIR DIRECTOR/Specialist VOCAL TEACHER - Applicants must have a positive, professional attitude towards the musical development of students who vary in age and ability.
Click here for more information
ANZAC DAY SERVICE - Wednesday 24 April
Thank you to the parents and friends who joined us for our Anzac service last Wednesday. In particular it is always lovely to welcome our friends from the Peregian Springs Country Club. We took time to honour and reflect on those who have served for our country. On Anzac Day we also attended the Coolum Dawn Service, the Peregian Springs Country Club Service and the Tewantin Service. Our thanks to the staff and students who attended these services.
The Cancer Council's Relay For Life.
We made it! 18 hours of walking in relay teams around the Sunshine Beach State School Oval for the Relay For Life. With moments for reflection, lots of laughs and fun along the way, we have raised over $13,600 for the Cancer Council to put into research to find a cure and support for those who are battling this terrible disease. Thanks Miss Mackie for making this happen and to all of our amazing staff, students and past students who participated. Thanks also to Jetts Peregian for joining with us to make this such a success.
The tables were turned today at lunchtime when the Secondary students had the chance to make staff run laps of the Richard Gowty Centre! All for a good cause of course, it was Teacher Gauntlet day to raise funds for the Cancer Council's Relay for Life. This Saturday night, 144 students and staff will in teams, relay around the Sunshine Beach State School Oval over an 18 hour period to raise awareness for this terrible disease. The fundraising is in full swing with students aiming to raise as much as possible. Today students donated money and nominated specific teachers and how many laps they ran! Miss Thomas was certainly popular having to complete over 60 laps!! Please support our bid to raise lots of money by clicking on the link here. This will take you to Miss Mackie's team page. Thanks to all students and staff for their participation and contributions today and to our community in advance for your support. Good luck to all of our relay teams this weekend.
The Teacher Gauntlet! Raising money for the Cancer Council's Relay for Life.
Congratulations to Chelsea Wallis, Class of 2009 who recently graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast and was the recipient of the Chancellors Medal. As the youngest graduate from USC this is certainly a great achievement and testament to her dedication to her studies. We look forward to hearing more about Chelsea and where she heads in the future. To read more about her graduation please click here http://bit.ly/16JlyDz
Safe Travels to our Business Enrichment Trip and Bali Surf Camp students
There was lots of excitement last week as two groups of students set out overseas. The first to leave were students on the Business Enrichment trip to LA and New York and then the Bali Surf Camp students and staff left last Saturday for a two week intensive surf trip to Canggu! Have a fantastic time everyone. We look forward to hearing more about your adventures on your return. If you would like to keep up to date with their travels, visit our facebook page here.
Year 3 and local residents come together to rejuvinate Peregian Beach Park.
Year 3 students not only had a great time but worked with members of the Peregian Community Association and Council Bushland Conservation Management last week, to help plant over 500 native plants in the Peregian Beach dune area. Having suffered recently with our high tides and wild weather, protecting our dunes is a very worthwhile activity!
The students learned a lot about coastal conservation in the process and were amazed with just how bad the erosion has been. Our thanks to Mr Brett Leckie from the Peregian Beach Surf Club for assisting our students. If you would like to join this cause, please contact Brett at the Surf Club.
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day
Please join us this Thursday at 8.45am in The Richard Gowty Centre as we welcome our Grandparents and Special Friends to a special Primary Assembly. The assembly will be followed by morning tea and then time with the students in their classrooms.
2013 Shave for a Cure
Recently our Secondary Students had their turn to raise money for a good cause. Shave for a Cure was quite a riot at assembly with staff and students losing their locks and leg hair! Congratulations to all involved for your enthusiasm. Early count shows that you have raised approximately $2000! Congratulations also to our Primary Students who also raised over $2000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. What a fantastic assembly for a worthwhile cause. More Photos can be found here on our facebook page.
Our Charity Beach Fun Run has now been cancelled. Even though we had to cancel the event that didn't stop us joining together to continue to raise money for both Fire and Flood Relief. With the entries received before the event was cancelled and the funds from the amazing mega raffle, we are pleased to announce that we have raised a total of just over $5000. Thank you to all of the businesses who donated good to the raffle and to all of our supportive community. The raffle has been drawn and all 32 prize winners will be contacted by telephone during the first week of the holidays.
Great news regarding our Secondary Playing Field - To read a letter from the Principal about this project please click here.
The oval in the Secondary school becomes a close reality now that we've received Development Approval from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. This multi purpose field has been designed in close consultation with Council and reflects the sensitive nature of the adjoining wetlands and consideration of noise to our neighbours. The commencement of construction is scheduled for early March with completion by mid July. During this time we hope to gain some access to the newly developed ridges fields so that sporting activities are not affected. We are sure you will agree from the artists impressions, that this is going to be a fantastic new facility for our campus.
Orientation Day - Tuesday 29 January
The day has finally arrived when we welcome all of our Year 7 students and students new to St Andrew's in all other year levels to come along to meet staff and students and spend times in the classroom.
ALL Year 7 students, your first full day at school will commence at 8.30am to 3pm. Please meet in the Secondary area. Students report in at your House tent, parents please join us in The Richard Gowty Centre. Don't forget to wear your Day Uniform.
We welcome our beautiful Prep students from 9.30am to 10.15am in the Prep classrooms. We can't wait to see all of your beautiful smiling faces. Please wear casual clothes.
New students in Years 1 to 3, your teachers are looking forward to meeting you tomorrow at 2pm. Please wear casual clothes.
New students in Years 4 to 6, your teachers will be waiting to meet you from 2pm to 2.45pm. Please wear your Day Uniform so that we can take an official photo of you.
New students in Years 8 to 12, please head to the Secondary area at 12.30pm where the Head of your House and other teachers will be looking forward to meeting you. Your orientation session will conclude at 3pm. Please wear Day Uniform so that we can take an official photo of you.
It's 2013 and we have been busy getting ready for another school year. We've been hearing lots of fantastic news about our 2012 Graduates and their University placements. From what we know so far there are places in Medicine, Psychology, Music, Law and Business! Congratulations also to Megan duToit who is the recipient of the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellors scholarship for 2013. This substantial scholarship ensures that Megan can commit fully to the rigours of her studies in Bachelor of Veterinary Studies this year. Well done to you all, we are very proud of you! Please keep the information coming in to us. We love to hear how you are all going.
2013 Stationery Lists
Stationery Lists for 2013 are now available for all families online.
For Prep to Year 6 lists click here.
For Year 7 to 12 lists click here.
Details on how to order are included with the links.
Congratulations to all of our Year 12 Graduates
Sporting achievements in December
The last few weeks has seen plenty going on for many students. There are currently many swimmers at the Queensland long Course Championships in Brisbane. Max Osborn and Jake Packard are State Champions and there are also many personal bests being set. Brodie Modini continues his rise and is the fastest 14 year old in Australia over 1500m. Jordan Csabi finished an incredible 6th in the 100m Australian final. Both were competing for Queensland in Tasmania at the National Championships. Our Cricketers just missed out on wnning the Queensland 20/20 Schools Competeition. The Primary Golf team are PGA Schools Champions after winning the Schools competition at the Australian PGA in Coolum. Finally, an amazing 15 students have been selected in the Queensland Water Polo squads. Congratulations to all students who never stop giving their best!
2013 College Captains Announced and already hard at work
It is time to look forward to 2013! Congratulations to our new College Captains, Austin Wenke and Emily McIntyre. They both spent the day at the National Young Leaders Day today getting inspired for their role next year. Hearing from inspirational speakers such as Brett Lee, Delta Goodrem and Andrew McCullogh, we are sure they will come back ready for the challenge ahead.
Congratulations to all of our Year 12 Graduates. Last night we celebrated with you at the Valedictory Dinner and this morning we shared a teary farewell. Best wishes to you all as you head out into the world. You have each made a unique contribution to St Andrew's and for that we say thank you. Stay safe and enjoy life!