The Newboy Induction/Rite of passage took place in the Antony Clark Andrean Resource Centre this week (5 and 6 February).
The six Student Affairs portfolio prefects delivered a presentation on what it means to be an Andrean. In the presentation the analogy of the building of College’s reputation being like a relay race where each new intake gets to carry the baton for a full five years was put forward.
The core idea with the presentation was to give the newboys an inspirational and emotive look at the race that has already been run by those who have come before them and instil in them a feeling of responsibility around the race ahead.
The Grade 8 boys from Upper, Armstrong and Espin were inducted on Monday while on Tuesday evening the Grade 8 boys from Merriman, Mullins and Graham officially signing their names, so meticulously inscribed by Mrs Pepe Morton, in the leather- bound register.
After the induction ceremony into St Andrew’s College, the boys left the ARC and were greeted by Housemasters, Tutors and Prefects, no longer as Newboys but rather as new Andreans. When these boys leave College in 2022 they will once again sign the register signifying their full circle journey into the next phase of their Andrean journey as Old Andreans.