As a boarding school, it is our responsibility to develop the social and emotional aspects of learning in every pupil. Through our guidance they wille become more successful pupils as they will be better equipped to manage their feelings, overcome difficulties and work and play cooperatively.
Whole-school issues include topics like behaviour, health and safety, special educational needs and child protection, for which no single member of the school community is solely responsible.
It is the duty of every teacher to promote these key areas; working in partnership with parents and guidance teachers and contributing towards good order and the wider needs of the school.
The chapel is cherished by many of the Andrean community as ‘the heart of the school’ – a sanctuary for reflection and celebration.
“For almost every boy who has passed through the school the Chapel has become, in time, the place of sacred memory.”
– Marguerite Poland, The Boy in You –
The well-being of all boys at St Andrew’s College is of paramount importance and a strong pastoral support system is in place so that each boy can timeously seek out the correct help when the need arises.
The St Andrew’s College Sanatorium is a first-class facility where the pupils can be cared for in comfort. The Sanatorium is staffed 24 hours a day during term time by three professional nurses. A doctor’s clinic is held at the San every morning from Monday to Friday. There is a doctor on call at all times.
St Andrew’s College has, in the past, offered our Grade 10 pupils the opportunity to apply for Exchange to either India, Australia, and Jordan with possible connections in the future in Canada.
Pupils from the different countries will also have the opportunity to experience life at St Andrew’s College.
The Leadership Programme at St Andrew’s is based on our fundamental values as a Christian Anglican Boys’ School in that we work to fulfil the vision of our founder Bishop John Armstrong that our boys remain “profitable members of Church and State”.
The Housemaster is central to each boy’s overall wellbeing and development while at boarding school. Each house has a Tutor Group of 15 – 18 boys and is closely monitored by a Tutor, who is an academic member of the staff. The Tutor meets with his/her Tutor Group once a week during a tutor period to discuss pertinent issues or to guide them through courses on ethics or leadership.
The Tutor also spends an evening in the House each week to discuss and monitor the boys’ progress, and this interaction is more individual. The Tutor should always be the parent’s first port of call with any concern about their son while at St Andrew’s College.