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

Head of Preschool, Lee Milner

In 1806, Jane Taylor published The Star, a poem that has delighted children ever since. Its familiar rhyme often echoes in the corridors at our preschool, as happy toddlers stare at the sky and sing in amazement:

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.

Just as children are baffled by the wonder of stars, so too are adults. To a child, stars simply shine like diamonds when in actual fact they generate light through a fusion of reactors that release tremendous amounts of energy in the form of gamma rays.

This is, of course, a simplified explanation; but it does demonstrate how children see things, despite the scientific reasoning behind them.

Within our galaxy, we are blessed by the light of many stars, all of whom shine brightly for our children each and every day. Children see and feel the effects of this light in our immaculately kept gardens, spotless classrooms, beautifully maintained playground equipment, in the nutritious meals that they eat and in the lessons they enjoy.

They benefit from the efforts, time and devotion of our security, kitchen, maintenance, grounds and housekeeping staff; and the guiding light of teachers, assistants, class mums, the school management team and board of directors.

Parents may sometimes feel like just one of the billions of stars in our galaxy but know that to your child, you are the universe. Keep being beacons of light and help them shine.

“Within our galaxy, we are blessed by the light of many stars, all of whom shine brightly for our children each and every day.”

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