Primary students at St Andrew's have access to a range of programs in addition to the standard curriculum.
- A knowledgeable person with deep understanding
- A complex thinker
- A creative person
- An active investigator
- An effective communicator
- A participant in an interdependent world
- A reflective and self-directed learner
All of the lifelong learning attributes are reflected in school-based documents and are essentially important in educating students to become active and informed members of society.
We do expect the students to give their best within the limits of their academic potential. We place emphasis on the basic skills of literacy and numeracy. We feel that regular homework has an important place in the academic structure of a school such as ours. Homework exercises provide a valuable means of revision and an opportunity to foster study habits outside of school hours. The School’s policy on homework is contained in the School Diary.
Students also have the opportunity to spend a week in Outback Queensland visiting Barcaldine, Longreach and Winton. The trip to Longreach provides the students with the chance to learn a great deal by experiencing first-hand the vastness of Australia and the diversity of the land and its people. It develops a sense of Australia’s outback, where they visit such places as the Tree of Knowledge, the School of Distance Education, the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, the Qantas Museum and a cruise down the Thomson River. These two trips run concurrently for the Year 6 students.