St Andrews boys take on NBL Team SE Phoenix



Congratulations to Mr Farmer for being selected to receive a 2019 School Sport Victoria Recognition Award.


He will be presented with the award at the School Sport Victoria (SSV) Region Conference  on Monday 2 December 2019, at Maribyrnong College.


School Sport Victoria (SSV), is part of the Department of Education and Training (DET), and the award recognises the outstanding achievements in the field by a SSV coordinator in schools and volunteers in providing high quality inter-school and interstate school sport opportunities to students across Victoria.


They acknowledge those providing high quality opportunities for Victorian students to participate in school sport and to follow their dreams of being successful both in the school community and on the sporting field.


Well done and well deserved Mr Farmer.



On Friday October 25th St Andrews took our qualifying athletics team to the CSEN Championships where they were able to compete against students from around the state. It was a great day with lots of medals being won in a great display of the students God-given talents'. Among our winners was Leilani Beovich (Discus), Jack Moody (800m), Callum Andrew (1500M), Jensen Waldron (High Jump) & our U14 girls relay team. Well done!



St Andrews Year 8 girls had their first Super 8s Girls cricket game playing against Belgrave Heights  Christian School. It was a great success and enjoyed by all players who found the format engaging and challenging to their skill set. Teachers found it was easy to score and the actual game was over in just over 45 minutes. Thanks to all involved. Additional Year 9/10 games between St Andrews and Waverley Christian College will be scheduled very soon.



As we near end of the netball season we are so excited to announce that we have had 3 teams make the semi-finals. Congratulations to our U/13 Thunderbirds, U/13 Mockingbirds and U/15 Vipers. As with all of our players these girls have all had a fabulous season working hard on improving their skills and becoming better netballers who well under pressure.


Our U/11s have a big weekend ahead with their end of season round robin tournament this replaces finals for U/11s and they will play 4 games across 2 hrs with a medal presentation to follow. Congratulations to our U/11 Jets who finished 1st on the ladder for their section.


Registrations for 2020 are now open so get your registrations in quickly before Monday 2nd December. Registrations are open to new and existing players from 8-18yrs old.


Next year St Andrews Netball Club are also moving their Saturday games to MDNA (Mountain District Netball Association) in Ferntree Gully, this is an exciting change for us as we move into an association that is closer to the school and in Knox City Council.


Once again, I would like to thank our sponsors Advantech for their ongoing support.


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On Friday 1st November the Junior School went to Knox Athletics Track for the Junior School Athletics Day.  The weather was quite hot! The Year 3s and 4s did events such as long jump, high jump, shuttle relay and vortex.  The Preps, Year 1s and 2s did long jump, vortex, beanbag throw, shuttle relay, egg and spoon race and sack race.  We all had so much fun participating in the different events.  At the end of the day, Mr. Farmer announced the scores – Parkes came 3rd, Barton came 2nd and Deakin came 1st!  Then we rode the bus back to school and had icy poles.


By Erica D and Joanna K (JS Deakin House Captains)



Mr Farmer and six students headed off to Woodlea in West Melton to attempt to help break the world record for the biggest soccer lesson ever with 835 players at one time. It was a very windy and wet morning and things were looking a bit uncertain at first, however a world record was eventually  achieved and recorded.  Year 8 and 9 students were assistant coaches and were brilliant at their assigned tasks. Everyone had a tremendous time and the event was covered by Channel 7 News.