Principal's Message

Mrs Wansbrough receiving birthday well wishes from St Andrews Students earlier in the year.

Dear Friends,

It’s really interesting observing peoples’ responses to COVID-19.

There are those who are angry and take out their anger on others (including shop assistants and teachers!); those who are fearful and always negative; those who live in denial and dismiss factual evidence to rely on conspiracy theories; and those who refuse to wear masks because it impinges on their personal freedom. There are also people who are sacrificing their health (medical workers) to save the sick; and, many people going out of their way, above and beyond, to serve those in need.


The way we respond to all that is happening in the world is often reflected by our worldview. Our worldview is formed by many factors such as our culture, experiences and family background.


What worldview is impacting your personal response to the current situation?


The way we respond to events such as COVID-19 and life in general, should be based on a biblical worldview. Our knowledge of God and His Word; our relationship with God and our relationships in community, help form a biblical worldview and leads us to respond to life in ways that reflect God.


We are called to love God, love others, then ourselves. God calls us to trust Him and to obey and respect our elders and government. That should be the way we respond to COVID-19!


I can’t trust my responses, energy levels and my limited amount of ‘patience’, but I can daily surrender to God and allow Him to transform me and help me to shine for Him, despite what I am experiencing or feeling. His grace is sufficient!


My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 
2 Corinthians 12: 9-10


May we all develop a worldview where we can see God in everything, even the little things of a normal day. May we know who God is, why we exist and how to live a life that reflects Christ in all we do and experience.


This is Christian Education! At St Andrews Christian College, we have the wonderful privilege of helping our students (and each other) develop a biblical worldview, to help our students know God and know their purpose in life. How precious is that?

During this difficult time of COVID-19 we learn to focus on the important things in life, the ‘Treasure that Lasts’ rather than on what we are missing out on in our LOCKDOWN!


Every blessing,

Mrs Catriona Wansbrough