Our Senior School recognises that students of the 21st Century need to be prepared for tomorrow while feeling successful and fulfilled today. Students must be able to adapt to a world characterised by accelerating technological change, social and moral uncertainty and ever-increasing opportunities.
Focus on Excellence
Students in our Senior School benefit from small classes which enhance their opportunity for success because of the personal care and attention which is offered by teachers.
Teachers work alongside students and families to monitor students’ well being and academic progress.
Embedded in our school culture and curriculum are opportunities for students’ to excel in their chosen pathway through:
- Professional well-qualified teachers
- QCS Training
- Academically rigorous subjects
- Music and English Extension
- Study groups and tutorials
- Research Facilitators to assist students with their assessment during the school day and outside school hours in our Resource Centre
- Opportunities for students to study at University while still at school
- Acknowledging academic achievement, improvement and effort
Living and Understanding Community – Both near and far
We aim to teach our young people to see that life is not just about being successful in a job. Our focus on service-learning allows students and the community to develop lifelong learning qualities where we have the opportunity to use classroom learning to serve the home, school, wider and global community… exploring what it means to be authentically human and responding to the call to serve God and others.
The importance lies in nurturing the individual in such a way that people can identify their God given gifts and talents and seek to do their personal best and then use these gifts in community to serve each other and the wider and global community.
The key question for members of our community is:
What does the world need and what gifts and talents do I have to meet that need?
Life Long Learning
We focus on nurturing lifelong qualities such as the inner learner, collaborative learner, community contributor, creative/critical thinker, effective communicator and quality producer. These qualities are underpinned and guided by Lutheran Education Australia’s core values of service, hope, courage, love, quality, appreciation, forgiveness and humility.
These values and attributes are not only found in our curriculum but are also reflected in our co-curricular program and enrichment activities including school musicals, involvement in Gold Coast Drama Festival, Visual Arts exhibitions, Gold Coast Eisteddfods, public speaking, leadership camps, ABW competition, STEM program, specialised sporting development, ski trip, service trip to Cambodia and Japanese Trip.
Relationships – God, Self & Others
Relationships are important at St Andrews. Our College focuses on spiritual and personal development in an open, supportive environment that allows students to reflect on their own journey and consider how their values and beliefs play out in relationships with themselves, others and God.
Our commitment to restorative practices where the focus is firmly based on repairing harm and putting things right with each other through a structured and supportive process is how we live together in community and solve problems in a peaceful manner.