The philosophy on which the College was founded, and from which it draws its inspiration today, is that a high-quality, rounded education is essential for the moral, social, spiritual, cultural and academic development of all students. Such an education supports the physical and mental well-being of the student and actively contributes to the health and prosperity of society as a whole.
We believe that the principles of the Christian tradition offer a sound basis for the cultivation of such universally valued qualities as honesty, integrity and concern for the welfare of others. We also believe that active participation in all aspects of College life promotes the socialisation of children and prepares them to play their full part as reflective and questioning global citizens.
Similarly, access to a wide range of cultural and academic pursuits is believed to stimulate and nourish the child’s creative and intellectual capabilities, thereby enabling the child to achieve a high degree of personal fulfilment.
The basic tenets and philosophy of the St Andrew’s College community are believed to remain as relevant to the personal and social development and well-being of our students as they were when the College was founded.