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TERM DATES for 2015
Term 1 - Wed 28 Jan - Thu 02 Apr
Term 2 - Mon 20 Apr - Fri 19 Jun
Term 3 - Mon 13 Jul - Fri 18 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 6 Oct – Wed 2 Dec
TERM DATES for 2016
Term 1 - Wed 27 Jan - Thu 24 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 11 Apr - Fri 17 Jun
Term 3 - Mon 11 Jul - Fri 16 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 4 Oct - Wed 30 Nov
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Welcome to St Andrew's
As Principal, I welcome you to St Andrew's Anglican College, an award winning Independent private school achieving excellence on the Sunshine Coast. With our current enrolment of over 1200 students, the College caters from Prep to Year 12. In order to achieve the high aspirations of our Mission Statement, "St Andrew's has a vision of excellence promoted in all aspects of the College life", the College has been fortunate to attract a high calibre of staff who seek each day to provide these unique educational opportunities for the children in their care.
Being the Principal of St Andrew’s Anglican College is such an amazing and rewarding job, because of the people! It’s a delight to welcome the students each morning, to interact with staff as we share ideas about the future of our College and collaborate with parents to ensure a consistent approach to all we undertake. As Principal, I have the exciting challenge to implement our Strategic Intent; to leverage our positive energy and supportive community to enable our students to move confidently into their futures.
Sunshine Coast Music Education Conference - Wednesday 8 July 2015
Join likeminded Music Education Professionals at our inaugural Sunshine Coast Music Education conference featuring the world renouned Richard Gill OAM who along with Maree Henessey from Somerville House and Russell Bauer from Sheldon College, have a day of wonderful professional development planned. For more details and to book your place click here.
The Rainbow Run is back with a new date, Friday 7 August!
Delayed due to rain earlier in the year this fun way to raise funds to support those less fortunate is a great afternoon.
Organised by our College Prefects, our Charity Fun Run will this year support the Anglicare TRACC Program which supports children in our community who have complex behaviours or severe disabilities. These children are very difficult to place in care and our funds will go a long way to support this program.
Bring your picnic rug or chairs and join us for an afternoon of fun. Register online via the Payment Portal here or grab an entry form from Main Administration.
FOUNDATION DAY - FRIDAY 19 JUNE
We shared a lovely last day of Term 2 as our Prep to Year 12 students came together for fun House activities. We then celebrated with the more formal part of the day at our Service, where Gianni Ribeiro, Class of 2009 was our guest speaker. We inducted our 2015/2016 Prefects and College Captains and congratulated staff completing their tenth year of service, and students completing their education at St Andrew's since Prep. The Service also featured beautiful performances by our Jazz Orchestra and accompanying students, Gabby Emery, Maegan Emerick and Abi Ellerton. The day finished with our famous Diamond Dash where we saw a tie between Rafter and Burkett this year for the overall title. Our thanks also to the mums who cooked a delicious bbq for us all and congratulations to all involved. We wish our community a safe and restful break.
TEDxNoosa Friday 29 May
St Andrew's is proud to be associated as a sponsor of TEDxNoosa and will be attending with a display stall at Innovation Alley. This sellout event is now available for all to tune in to their Livestream so if you missed out on tickets you can watch the amazing talks online here. For information on the speakers visit the TEDxNoosa site here.
The 2015 St Andrew's Fair - Saturday 30 May
There will be FIREWORKS this year, great food and lots of fun things to do. Can't wait to see you there!
The Dining Room - Secondary Play
The Dining Room was our inaugural Secondary School Play and what a wonderful production it was. Performed to sell out crowds for three shows, our talented students entertained us with wonderful performances. Congratulations to all involved.
For more photos visit our facebook page here.
ANZAC Service 2015
We shared a special service today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli. We welcomed the NZ Veteran's Band who along with our College Wind Ensemble and College Choir performed beautifully. Mr Steve Drake, Tewantin/Noosa RSL Sub Branch President spoke about the meaning of ANZAC and we were delighted to welcome back past student Toia Mangakahia to perform the NZ National Anthem.
It was a moving service which finished with each student and staff member laying a poppy around our flagpole.
If you would like to watch a livestream of the service please click here.
Lest We Forget.
Since graduating from St Andrew’s Anglican College in 2010, Hamish certainly hasn’t let the grass grow under his feet. During his study at UQ in Biomedical Sciences, Hamish was awarded a scholarship to study at Oxford as part of his honours thesis, “Investigating Novel Calcium Signalling Pathways in the VEGF Response in the Endothelium”.
Hamish must have certainly made an impression as he has now been awarded a scholarship through the British Heart Foundation to complete his PhD in Cardiovascular Science at Oxford University, the first overseas student to be awarded this honour! The Scholarship runs for 4 years commencing this October. While mum, Ros is very proud of her son’s achievement and she will miss him, she looks forward to the excuse to visit the UK more often over the next few years. St Andrew’s Principal Chris Ivey said that “It is always fantastic to see graduates moving into their exciting futures and we look forward to hearing where Hamish’s PhD takes him”.
2015 Leadership Induction Service
We enjoyed a beautiful service as we inducted our 2015 College leaders. We are sure they will do themselves and the College proud in their positions. Congratulations to all involved.
To see more images from the service visit our facebook page here, and our Music facebook page here.
Friends of the Garden - Show your love for the garden this Valentine's Day!
All families and friends are welcome to join us for our first workshop and working bee for 2015.
Click here to see our garden in action.
2014 Year 12 OP Results released
Congratulations to our Class of 2014 who were recently notified of their OP results and as anticipated our students have achieved at an outstanding level.
The statistics are:
•Percentage of OP1-15: 96.4%. This is the fourth consecutive year this statistic has... been above 90%, which is an outstanding result (State average of 79.3%)
•Percentage of OP1-10: 78.2% - this is our highest result ever in this statistical range (State average of 49.8%)
•Percentage of OP1-5: 38.2% - this is an important statistic because it highlights the number of high achieving academic students within the cohort. This statistic is traditionally dominated by academic selective schools. (State average of 20.5%). This is our best ever and historically, we believe it places us in one of the top positions within the state, the confirmation of which will come when all schools publish their results.
•Percentage of OP1-2: 12.7% - state average of 6.3%
•Percentage of OP1s: 3.3% - State average of 2.7%
•In our 7th graduating cohort, 55 students received an OP
Principal Chris Ivey said that "As the parent of a Year 12 student here at St Andrew’s these are sensational results; however, what continues to be most important to me as Principal is that students have achieved their personal best at our College and we have enabled them to have a variety of choices as they move confidently into their futures, when it comes to the next stage of their learning journey.
I want to thank Mr Paul Sjogren and Mr Bowen for their outstanding leadership with our Year 12’s and all of our wonderful staff for the way in which they continue to promote a culture of personal best in whatever avenue our students pursue."
Please click here to read more about these results from our Principal Chris Ivey.
We look forward to seeing where life takes our Class of 2014 and will stay in touch as they become members of our Old Saints alumni association!
Happy Christmas to all in our Community.
Another school year is over!
Our thanks to our wonderful community for another fantastic year at St Andrew's. Again our students took part in the many opportunities available to them through out the year. Please stay safe and enjoy the break. We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2015!
Farewell to our Class of 2014
Last week we celebrated with and said goodbye to our Class of 2014. On Tuesday we recognised the achievements and endeavour of our Secondary students at our Presentation Evening, including the presentation to our Dux and College Captain, Isaak Jackson. On Thursday evening we then congratulated our Year 12 students with their families at the Valedictory Dinner. On Friday it was a moving service as our Prep students led the Year 12 graduates out of the Richard Gowty Centre for the last time, and the College community formed the traditional guard of honour as the students walked out of the College. Our very best wishes to our Class of 2014, you have grown into fine young adults and we look forward to seeing where life takes you. More photos from these final events are on our facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/standrewsanglicancollege?ref=hl
Year 7 2015 - Limited Places Available
For more information visit our Year 7 page on this website here or contact Claire.
St Andrew's accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge from Matthew Flinders Anglican College
Congratulations to our Year 12 students and staff who participated in the Ice Bucket challenge recently. It was a lot of fun and raised over $500 for the ALS cause. In turn we nominated, Good Shepherd Lutheran College and St Teresa's Catholic College. Our thanks to all involved and to the Peregian Surf Club for donating the ice.
To view a great video of the challenge, please click here.
Technology and Learning at St Andrew's
We were very fortunately recently when Microsoft selected St Andrew's to film their latest promotion for Microsoft in the school setting.
Cick on the link here to view the innovative ways we integrate learning with the Microsoft platform in our classrooms.
Book Week 2014!! Connect to reading.
It was a fantastic celebration of literature last week as we celebrated Book Week. The week was full of many events including visits from authors Melaina Faranda and Pat Flynn who entertained and inspired students. We saw a closely contested Year 5 Readers Cup final and the week culminated in our wonderful Book Week Parade where students from Years Prep to 12, dressed up and celebrated. It was terrific to see so many of our Secondary students and staff joining in. Our thanks to all staff and students for your enthusiasm, participation and organisation.
News from three recent Graduates
Congratulations to three graduates from our Class of 2013 who were recently announced as AVSP (Australian Vocational Student Prize) recipients. All three students nominated by the College were successful and Josie Harycki (Certificate III in Aged Care), Tarryn Brandes (Certificate III in Tourism) and Kelly Douglas (Certificate III in Tourism) have each received $2000 in prize money to assist them in their chosen careers. Run by the Department of Education, AVSP awards specifically recognise Year 12 students who have demonstrated exceptional skill and commitment while undertaking a VET in Schools program or School-Based traineeship as part of their senior secondary studies. The nomination process is detailed and requires reports/comments from Students, Employers and the student’s school. Well done girls. We look forward to hearing how your careers progress.
Hair to Spare
Two very courageous students gave up their hair for a good cause in the Leukemia Foundation Worlds Greatest Shave. Lucy Froud (Year 12 and College Captain) and Ariel Woodhouse (Year 11) have raised over $3000. Their Hair to Spare campaign was a great way to launch the 2014 Pay it Forward Program run yearly by our Prefects, where students demonstrate that giving to others is truely a rewarding experience. Congratulations Lucy and Ariel, we are all very proud of you. It is not too late to support the girls. If you would like to contribute and support Lucy and Ariel please click on their fundraising page here. Alternatively donations are being accepted at Main Administration.
Foundation Day 2014
What a wonderful day we shared last Friday our last day of Term 2 and Foundation Day. We know that St Andrew's is so much more than English, Maths and Science and this is demonstrated on days such as Foundation Day where we pause to take the time to connect with each other. The day commenced with students from across Prep to Year 12 participating in fun House activities together. We then moved to the formal part of the celebrations with our Service. We welcomed Abi Mawby, Class of 2009 as special guest, who spoke about her time at St Andrew's and how the connections she has made through school and at University have been so valuable. If you would like to read Abi's speech please click here. We congratulated our first group of students who are in 2014 completing their entire education at St Andrew's and we congratulated our staff completing their tenth year of service this year. This was all complimented by beautiful performances from our String Orchestra and Diamond Strong band. For more photos of our music students visit our Music facebook page here Foundation Day would not be complete without our famous Diamond Dash. For more photos visit our St Andrew's Sport facebook page here.
Poochies @ Peregian
Recently St Andrew's Anglican College had a visit from 'Minnie'. Minnie is a Smart Pup in training and she is currently being sponsored with the Condon family (Ben is a Year 9 student at the College). This is the 2nd Smart Pup sponsored by the Condon family and their first (Frankie) is about to be placed with a family in need.
The Smart Pups Organisation is fantastic and the College is proud of its ongoing support of this organisation through our annual Poochies @ Peregian event. This year's event was held on Sunday 15 June here at St Andrew’s Anglican College. It was a beautiful winters day and lots of poochies turned out to enjoy the activities. There were dog training sessions, competitions and dog related displays, lots of fun for all.
Our thanks to the many local businesses including K9 Dog Wash, Craig Holmes Photography, All About Pets, T.L.C. Pet Food, Peregian Springs Veterinary Surgery, Stephen Dawson Professional Dog Training, the very important Espresso Café on Wheels and of course the Smart Pups for supporting our Poochies @ Peregian. Facebook/saacmusic
Year 12 - What does it all mean?
We enjoyed a very informative session where the mystery of education in QLD was explained.
If you were not able to join us for this session but would like to know more please click here to view the presentation slides.
The 2014 St Andrew's Fair - Saturday 31 May
A fantastic day was had by all last Saturday as we came together for the 2014 Fair. There was a lot of fun to be had with great rides, food, activities and entertainment, made possible by our supportive community. Our thanks to parents, friends and staff who worked tirelessly to make our 2014 Fair the best yet! Also thank you to our Sponsors, TPR Photography, BE Lifestyle and the IGA Marketplace in Wises Road. Along with many other local businesses who donated good and services to make the day a success. More photos are available on our facebook page here.
Food Revolution Day on May 16th 2014
St Andrew's Anglican College joined with Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution day on May 16th 2014 to raise awareness of healthy eating and get the students excited about preparing healthy food from scratch. The RGC was transformed into a pop up kitchen and over one hundred excited Year 7 students tuned into Jamie's cooking demonstration before getting started on their own Rainbow salad wrap.
This global movement involved over one hundred and twenty countries.
Hairspray - the Secondary School Production of the year!
What a fantastic spectacle our Hairspray show was. The talent of the students was exceptional and the smiles on their faces at the end of each show said it all. Congratulations to all of our students and staff, cast and crew, our brilliant band and of course Ms Tara Mackie, our Artistic Director whose vision and passion for all things Arts, shone through in this sensational production. Thanks also to our major sponsor Smyths inc Hairdressing who worked tirelessly on the hair of all our cast for all three shows, the students and staff from the Sunshine Coast Tafe Beauty School who applied our makeup, and our other fabulous sponsors, Australasian College of Care Leadership and Management, Laguna Bay Airconditioning, North Shore Realty and Jalwens Medical for your support.
Our thanks also to the following businesses who donated goods/vouchers for our raffle: TPR Photography, Bunnings Warehouse, Lorraine Lea Linen, Essense Noosa, Kindermusik, Kai Coffee, Snap Fitness, 1770 Larc Tours, Noosa Learn to Surf, Le Bon Delice, Gelatissimo, Kuana Kana Massage, balancing Energies, Peregian Springs Sports Injury and Physiotherapy Centre, Blink Living and Jimmy Gotts (Class of 2012).
Young Musicians Research Workshop
Congratulations to Year 12 student, Bethany Egan, who is one of ten students selected state-wide to join the prestigious 2014 Young Musicians’ Research Workshop (YMRW) in May. The YMRW is hosted by the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the State Library of Queensland and further extends the research capabilities of students studying Music Extension. Bethany is our fourth representative at the YMRW in as many years, demonstrating the academic quality of our Music Extension program. Congratulations, Bethany!
Congratulations to our College Swim Captain and Year 12 student Remy Faiweather - New Junior World Record Holder and off to the Commonwealth Games
1. New Junior World Record Holder 400m Freestyle.
2, New Australian Age Record Holder 400m Freestyle.
3. Youngest female on the Australian Swim Team for Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. (28 female swimmers selected)
4. Australian 400m Silver medallist - 400m Freestyle
5. Selected for Australian Swim team to compete at the Pan Pacific Games in August.
6. All round great young lady.
Grandparents and Special Friends' Day
We shared a beautiful morning on the last day of Term 1 with our Grandparents and Special Friends. Our Year 1 students who led Chapel were just gorgeous and Shorn the Sheep once again entertained us all. Thank you to all of our wonderful Grandparents and Special Friends who were able to join us from near and far.
Music Masterclass Series : (24 MARCH 2014 – 28 MARCH 2014)
St Andrew’s music students took part in a series of TtEDSC-delivered Music Masterclass Series. It was exciting to experience this unique way of connecting students with their peers from around the country under the guidance of leading music educators. Take a look at the TtEDSC page for more information on this project.
Secondary Oval Opening - Thursday 20 March 12.30pm
Our Secondary playing field is now officially open! We enjoyed a wonderful service yesterday and then beamed with pride as our 1st XV and the visiting Semiahmoo High School from B.C. Canada were led onto the field by Mike McDonald on the bagpipes. Our thanks to our families, friends and special guests who visited us for this occasion and to Semiahmoo staff and students who played in the spirit of great sportsmanship. Whilst we could say that Rugby was the winner on the day, the visitors did come away with the win!
What a great day we shared on Foundation Day this year. Students from Prep to Year 12 took part in House activities together and then we all came together for the formal part of the day where we welcomed Gianni Ribeiro Class of 2009 as our guest speaker. We also celebrated with our staff completing their tenth year of service and our first students completing their education from Prep to Year 12 at St Andrew's. In a first for St Andrew's we also inducted our Prefects who will now hold their positions for the 2015/2016 year. Congratulations to all involved including our new College Captains, Hayley Cahill and Sean Phillips and our Jazz Orchestra who performed for us.
The day concluded with the famous Diamond Dash which didn't disappoint. The excitement was high as we saw a tie between Burkett and Rafter Houses.
Wishing our families a safe and relaxing break. See you back when Term 3 starts on Monday 13 July.