FOUNDED IN 1902, ST ANDREW’S IS A TOP INDEPENDENT, GIRLS-ONLY DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL AND CO-EDUCATIONAL PRESCHOOL.

About our Senior School

At St Andrew’s, we aim to turn today’s learners into tomorrow’s leaders. We pride ourselves on fostering not only important life skills but values that will become an integral part of each girl’s life.

Our six guiding values are: balance, integrity, grace, community, accountability and trust, all of which are taught, practised and honoured in every aspect of school life.

What our values mean:
A survey of staff and pupils brought to life the following definitions of what each value means to us:

Balance means …

  • Finding a space I am comfortable in, and being happy with that
  • Listening to other people’s viewpoints so that I can form a more objective perspective
  • Finding the time to do the things I love
  • Learning to say no

Integrity means …

  • Being true to my beliefs and values
  • Being consistent in my thoughts, actions and beliefs
  • When I treat others with respect, I show integrity
  • When I greet everyone with the same interest and level of enthusiasm
  • Integrity is that feeling I get when I know it’s the right thing to do!

Grace means …

  • Treating others with kindness and allowing for mistakes
  • I am humble about my achievements
  • To show mercy
  • Putting others before myself
  • Allowing people to grow and feel valued
  • Giving us a chance at redemption, a second chance to get it right
  • We show grace through our words, our actions and our reactions

Community means …

  • Looking after one another and being there for others
  • People who have gone before us, journey with us and come after us
  • Community extends far beyond the walls of St Andrew’s; it extends to all we come into contact with

Accountability means …

  • Making sure I do all my school and homework
  • Bringing my games kit to school, being on time for lessons and taking control of my own actions
  • Finding solutions to my problems and not passing blame
  • I am part of this team

Trust means …

  • Believing in others
  • I know you can do it, and do it well
  • Jump and I will catch you
  • When I don’t tell other people my friend’s secret
  • Safe guarding my friendships but being brave enough to have difficult conversations to improve my friend’s weaknesses
  • Being honest with myself

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