Principal, Rev Chris Ivey
Hi, I'm Chris Ivey
As Principal, I welcome you to St Andrew's Anglican College, an award-winning Independent private school achieving excellence on the Sunshine Coast.
Our College caters for students from Prep to Year 12 and our Early Learning Centre and day care service, Little Saints, provides care for children from six-weeks through to school age.
Being the Principal of St Andrew’s Anglican College is an exciting and rewarding job, because of our College community. It's a delight for me to welcome our 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 that we undertake.
The St Andrew’s Way
We talk a lot about ‘the St Andrew’s Way’—our approach to education is based on high expectations of our staff and students, balanced with a firm commitment to the importance of the relationships that exist between staff, students, and parents.
As Principal it is my role to model this. I work collaboratively with a committed staff that engenders not just a love for learning but a love for belonging, of being part of a community. The flow-on effect of this is a student body that openly emanates a willingness to engage in a wide range of opportunities.
At St Andrew’s, the best aspects of a traditional Anglican School education are combined with a vision for what students need today and for their exciting futures. All these considerations produce a learning environment which is distinctively St Andrew’s, but with the standards of care, Christian values, academic rigour, focus on independent learning and a positive environment exemplified by other leading independent schools across Australia.
Our College motto, with Vision and Spirit, continues to drive our strategic intent—'based on our Christian foundation in the Anglican tradition, we build Personal Capacity to enable our students to find purpose and move confidently into their futures.'
To achieve this, the College has been fortunate to attract a high calibre of staff who seek each day to provide unique, engaging and broad educational opportunities for the students in their care.
Our wish for our departing Collegians is that they will have a passion for learning and will value the virtues of wisdom and integrity. They will be individuals who endeavour to positively transform the communities in which they live and work. In the great and the small things they do, they will enliven and enrich our world. Our commitment to encourage each student to develop a love for learning and to challenge themselves to reach their personal best is not something we simply write about, a quick walk around campus will clearly demonstrate that we strive to turn the rhetoric into reality.
I encourage all families interested in applying to our school to contact the College to arrange a time to meet us and have a tour of one of Queensland’s great schools.
Reverend Chris Ivey