We acknowledge and pay respect to the Kombumerri people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and learn. We would like to pay our respects to all Elders past, present and emerging as they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of our Indigenous people.

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Adolescence is a transformative period filled with change and increasing independence. That's why we are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where students can grow, learn, and explore.

Holistic Development in the Senior Years

In the Senior Years, we strive to foster the holistic development of our students through a diverse range of academic, cultural, sporting, pastoral care, and spiritual formation programs. Our experienced staff are committed to encouraging every St Andrews student to think critically, creatively, and analytically. We empower them to make informed decisions, develop their own identity, build meaningful relationships, and communicate effectively.

Distinct Phases in the Senior Years

We recognise that each year level in the Senior Years has unique needs and characteristics, and our approach is tailored accordingly.

Preparing for Senior: Year 10 is a pivotal year of transition. We encourage our students to take greater responsibility for their learning, focus on acquiring skills and attitudes necessary for their next steps, and develop comprehensive career plans in partnership with parents.

Preparing to Lead: In Year 11, students further expand their knowledge and skills as lifelong and life-wide learners. They refine their career plans, while also developing their leadership and teamwork capabilities, preparing to take the lead within the College.

Preparing to Launch: Year 12 marks an exciting and challenging phase as students assume leadership roles within the College. They complete their secondary education and prepare for university studies, vocational traineeships, or apprenticeships. The staff at St Andrews offer unwavering support and walk alongside our students, guiding them through this crucial phase of their educational journey.

Positive Relationships and Supportive Environment

Building positive relationships is a core focus at St Andrews. We encourage students to foster connections with one another, their teachers, and the wider community. Our Restorative Practices form the foundation for creating a respectful and inclusive environment. We strongly believe in fostering a strong partnership between parents and staff, as together, we create a learning environment where students can thrive as they approach adulthood.

We eagerly anticipate working with your son or daughter as they journey through the Senior Years at St Andrews. We are committed to providing an enriching educational experience that prepares them not only academically but also for a fulfilling life beyond graduation.

I am doing a Design Technology elective where we are designing and putting together drones. It's great to be able to design something and then see it working. It's a great feeling of accomplishment.

CJ, Secondary School Student