St Andrew's shortlisted for Secondary School of the Year

14 May 2024


ST ANDREW’S Anglican College is proud to have received an Excellence Award and shortlisted as a nominee for Secondary School of the Year (Non-Government) at the Australian Education Awards.

The Australian Education Awards, now in their seventh year, recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers.

St Andrew’s Principal, Chris Ivey, said the nomination reflected the College’s reputation as a leading independent co-educational school from Prep to Year 12 on the Sunshine Coast, known for its excellence and strong community spirit.

In 2023, the College’s strategic plan undertook a significant revamp, crafted with input from all stakeholders, and charts an ambitious course for the future, focusing on the building of staff and student personal capacity.

“Our college seeks to continually improve and be on the cutting edge of providing a future focused educational experience,” Mr Ivey said.

“Our focus on building Personal Capacity is the central pillar and is the key to our strategic plan and point of difference for our school. This focus ensures every part of each child’s educational journey is based around equipping them to be the best they can be, to find purpose and move confidently into their futures.

“We are one of the first schools in the country to implement a self-evidenced and teacher-endorsed learner profile, and we believe it will be the driver for celebrating the whole child and their growth in personal capacity.”

Nomination evidence comprised the College’s academic achievements, diverse opportunities, the Personal Capacity Transcript tracking students’ holistic growth, and a dedication to lifelong learning via co-curricular and global service activities.

Upcoming infrastructure developments include a Cultural Precinct and a Future Learning building, reflecting its holistic approach to education.

St Andrew’s has been a regular finalist in these highly prestigious awards, including twice winning ' Best Co-Curricular Program ' in 2019 and 2020 for its Global and Service-Learning Program . Additionally, the College has also been awarded a ‘5-star innovative school’ every year since 2021, highlighting its desire to provide a future focussed educational experience for its students.

This year’s winners will be announced at a black-tie gala event at the Star Event Centre in Sydney on Friday 9 August 2024.

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