St Andrew's School
22 Smith Street
Walkerville sA 5081
Tel: 08 81685555
Fax: 08 83448670
Email: principal@standrews. sa.edu.au
Website: www.standrews. sa.edu.au
Religious Affiliation: Anglican
Early Learning: Yes
Learning Extension: Yes
International Baccalaureate: Yes
International Students: Yes
About St Andrew's
St Andrew’s School was established in 1850. It is a leading independent co-educational primary school providing excellence in education from the early years to Year 7. We offer a nurturing environment which encourages happy and successful learning. We focus on the critical skills of numeracy and literacy within an innovative and imaginative curriculum. Our programmes provide a framework which will equip each student with the skills to enjoy a lifetime of discovery and learning. We listen to our parents and encourage them to take an active part in the life of our School. Our teachers staff and parents work in partnership to enrich the experiences of the children and sustain our community.
Teaching & Learning
At St Andrew’s School we believe that the greatest learning occurs within a teacher/student relationship of mutual trust and respect. The individual learning styles of our students are sensitively and imaginatively supported. Building on their ELC experience children in Reception through to Year 7 focus on the Areas of Learning using the International Baccalaureate Primary Years and Middle Years frameworks. Students have the opportunity to continue their secondary education in national and international schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma. In addition the students are well prepared for entry into secondary schools within State and National systems.
Early Learning Centre
We welcome children from the age of three and a half years old. The programme in our Early Learning Centre is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. The image of the child is central to this philosophy - a child who is curious full of wonder rich in resources able to construct and co-construct his or her own learning. Teachers and students discover together the joy of learning.
Our International Students
The internationalisation of education enriches the life of St Andrew’s School by promoting an exchange of ideas and strengthening cultural understanding. St Andrew’s School has an established programme for international students aged from 9 – 13 years registered with CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students). Our focus rests on an immersion English programme that embeds learning in all curriculum areas. Students may join the School community for periods between one month and one year.
Our Co-Curricular programme is based on the philosophy that personal growth occurs when children’s experiences are broadened. Activities include: art chess debating and public speaking drama greek dancesport (ballroom dancing) classical dance and tap dancing. Sports offered include cricket tennis t-ball softball basketball netball soccer football Hockey and gymnastics. The enriched Music programme at St Andrew’s School is much acclaimed. At any point in time more than two thirds of students are active participants. The programme includes• Choir string Orchestra and Concert Bands• Brass flute saxophone clarinet percussion and Cello ensembles• Handbells
St Andrew’s School offers a number of scholarships based entirely on results of ACER examinations. Students sit for this examination in May of the year preceding entry into Year 5 or Year 6 at St Andrew’s. It is open to students already enrolled at the School and students wanting to attend St Andrew’s School.
Successful candidates may receive a remission of up to half of the base tuition fees each year to the conclusion of Year 7 at St Andrew’s School. A scholarship holder is expected to attend St Andrew’s School until the end of Year 7.
St Andrew's School Early Learning Centre opened in July 2005. The School now offers continuity of education for children from the age of three and a half years through to Reception progressing to Year 7. If you are seeking to enrol your child at St Andrew’s School You are invited to make contact with the Registrar who will be able to discuss your enrolment needs forward relevant information to you and should you wish arrange for you to meet with the Principal and tour the School. Telephone: (+61) (8) 8168 5511Email: registrar@standrews. sa.edu.au
If you wish to be provided with our information package please email us and the Registrar will make contact with you.