News

THE BATTLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Our Principal Catriona Wansbrough has been actively involved in the battle to help protect religious freedom, in particular how it relates to Australian Christian education. She is at the forefront, working closely with CSA (Christian Schools Australia) and regularly being asked for views and comment by national publications such as The Australian and Federal Politicians. Recently Catriona was also asked to submit a detailed article about St Andrews Christian College to the Parliamentary Review, Australia's  pre-eminent educational review publication circulated to all Federal MP's. As Catriona says "It is a momentous and challenging time ahead for Australian Christian schools and one that could dramatically change the Christian educational landscape in Australia. It's a time when every Christians need to be actively aware of the issues involved and determined to make their voices heard."

HOPE AUSTRALIA SOCCER ACADEMY

HASA or Hope Australia Soccer Academy launched in April at Casey town Hall to work with refugees and migrant communities in the City of Casey and Cardinia. Some St Andrews students and staff were involved in the launch of the program. Andrew Farmer is on the steering group and hopes to get St Andrews community involved further with the program in future years as junior soccer coaches serving their local communities. Any one interested to know more or sponsor the program please contact Andrew Farmer via the PE office or afarmer@standrews.vic.ed.au

IAN NEO FINALIST IN MGA TOP SHOTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s exciting to announce that Ian Neo was selected for TOPshots at the Monash Gallery of Art, for an artwork that he produced during Year 12 Studio Arts, 2018. TOPshots is a highly competitive exhibition showcasing artworks created by students studying the VCE subjects of Art, Media and Studio Arts.

 

The exhibition will be running from the 25th of May 2019 to 14th of July 2019 at the Monash Gallery of Art. If you see Ian around, be sure to congratulate him.

CALEB LOY SHARES HIS JOURNEY

Past 2016 student Caleb Loy made a special visit to St Andrews to share his journey with teachers and friends and talk about what God has been doing in his life since completing his studies at St Andrews. It was a wonderful encouragement to teachers to hear the impact their faith and devotion has had on his life. Thank you Caleb, keep sowing seeds and trusting God . 

SOLOMON ISLANDS FUND RAISER SUCCESS

What an amazing fun event and it raised $1,319.65 for the Solomon Islands "SHINE!" team!

Thank you everyone who got involved and for your help and support. Also a big thanks to our amazing SI Team for all their arrangement, the running of the event and our students who took part. You are incredible.

And another big thanks to Andrew Farmer for organising us all.

Blessings Catriona

 

ST ANDREWS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

14 St Andrews students from Year 8, 9 and 10 have progressed through regionals and have been selected to represent Victoria at the NCSS National Competition to held in Gold Coast on May 20-24. We have seven netballers, six soccer players and a boys basketball player. The representative students are: Basketball: Brendan Lam Netball: Andrea Chai, Leilani Beovich, Samantha O’Donnell, Julia Pajor, Ella Cassidy, Charli-Rose Morris, Charlotte Waldron Soccer: Jack Moody, Joseph Kuhlmann, Sam Sires, Guransh Makhija, Jason Lam, Wesley Forward. (Head of Sport Steve Mellody is coaching the Victorian basketball team and Head of PE & Health Andrew Farmer will coach the Victorian Boys Soccer team.) 

ST ANDREWS SWIM CHAMPS

On Friday the 3rd of May a select group of students had the chance to represent St Andrews and themselves at the CSEN Champions swimming competition!

 

They performed amazingly and showed great sportsmanship each giving their best effort.

Lauren Carline in year 8 had a fantastic day qualifying to compete with a small group of select students representing the whole of CSEN and will compete next Monday!

 

Here are two student accounts of the day:

 

"On Friday 3/5 we went to CSEN Champions Swimming. Medley Relay was the first event of the day, our superstar relay team was Vicky (Backstroke), Alannah (Breaststroke), Me (Butterfly) and Annika (Freestyle). We came first by a mile and were very excited. I hope next year we do even better again."

- Bonnie Carline (5F)

 

"On Friday 3/5 some selected students from St Andrews Christian College participated in the CSEN Champions swimming. To be honest we did quite well and I am very happy about how we did. My Medley relay team came 1st and Freestyle relay placed 3rd. We had lots of fun and now know what to improve on for next year. The best thing about it is that we made lots of friends and had a great time."

- Vicky Zhang (5F)

Cailyn Holland - Senior School Teacher

HELLO FROM DANIEL BROADBRIDGE 

Hi everyone,

To say I'm missing everyone at St Andrews would be an understatement! I trust everyone has had great start to the year doing God's work at school.

 

I thought some of you might be interested to know what's happening with me and where I'm headed this year. After much prayer and discussion with many people and organisations, I've decided to jump in the deep end. In short, I am to teach at an international school in Chiang Mai for two years, starting in August. The school, Grace International School, describes itself as a "Christ-centred", "mission-inspired" school which aims to "keep missionary families in the field". It promises to be a vibrant community of believers with single-minded focus on the gospel. I've already had a chance to meet the parents of one of my new students - missionaries planting churches around northern Thailand - and their son is excited to have a new Maths teacher.

 

This is a passion of mine - serving missionary families - and I'm excited and nervous about my transition to a new country. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated.

 

If you would like to join my contact list and continue to pray for me or support me in other ways, please email me using broadbridge.d@gmail.com. Also let me know if you have a preferred method of contact (eg. another email address or social medium)

 

Abundant blessings in the fullness of Christ,

 

Daniel Broadbridge