Senior School


On July 18th our Year 9s headed off to Central Australia for the trip of a life time. Lead by teachers Head of Senior School Mr Presant, Senior School Art Teacher Mr Gibbs, Senior School Teacher Ms Holland and Junior School Art Teacher Mrs Darlison. According to Mr Presant "It was a fabulous trip and an amazing experience for everyone. I think quite a few students were very surprised about the vastness of our country, it's history, it's geological features and some self discovery things they learnt about themselves and how live and cooperate with a group of people over an extended period. Over all it was a very worthwhile trip and we plan to do another next year."


Also a big thank you to Mr Gibbs for doing a fantastic job in producing a travel blog to keep parents, friends and school colleagues updated with the day-to-day events. If you haven't seen it or would to take another trip down memory lane go to;



Over the 10 day trip the students visited many fascinating locations. Hare a just a few:

Coober Pedy, Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park, Ubirr Rock (the movie location for Crocodile Dundee 2), The Yellow River Cruise (Aboriginal guided tour), Edith Falls, Katherine George, Mataranka thermal springs,  Devils Marbles at Daly Waters, Alice Springs Reptile Park,  Simpsons Gap, The Royal Flying Doctors, Kings Canyon, Uluru, World heritage site Kata Tjuta,  and a whole lot more.





On Tuesday 30th July, the Year 11 Physics class went curling at O Brien’s Icehouse at Docklands. We wanted to perform some experiments on an almost frictionless surface. Records were made of how fast the 20 kg kettles travelled across the ice and what happened when they collided with each other. We also created a Newton’s Cradle with the kettles and pulled and pushed each other on toboggans. The purpose of the excursion was to calculate momentum and deceleration of the kettles. The class will now analyse videos we took of the collisions and perform some calculations relating to the wider physics topic of ‘Motion’.


Work Experience is one-week placement of Year 10 students with an employer, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace. Traditionally it is a very exciting time in Year 10 study, during which students meet new people, explore possible careers options and develop interpersonal and communication skills. Our students worked alongside others in a variety of exciting environments:


Caleb Manners - Platform Legal, Camberwell

Niki Wang & Noel Abraham - Priceline Pharmacy

Joshua Effendi - Waverley Private Hospital

Samantha Ooi - The School of Physics, The University of Melbourne

Evan Hughes - Planet Shakers Church, Southbank

Mathew Stephen - Trajan Scientific

Kayleb Patel - The Salvation Army

Timothy Lau - Glen Waverley Badminton Centre

Aimee Crotty - Royal Melbourne Hospital

Harry Rowland - Syndal Baptist Church

Aidan Ohri-Herron - John Holland, Abbotsford

Callum Andrew - Middle Ground Café, Blackburn North

Bryan Chin & Noah Forbes - Zinfra Electricity Distribution Company

Guransh Makhija & Tom Audet - National Pharmacies

Christian Fernandes - Yummy’s Café Waverley Gardens

Michael Tsakissiris – JMC Facades

Mitchell Whitten - Melbourne Knox Central Hotel

Timothy Chou - City Life Church

Jaydon Lee - Wen & Wen Pty Ltd

Kristen Baker - Knox Library

Anthony Wakim - Quick Shoe Repairs

Henry Bi - Little Sheep Hot Pot Restaurant

You Sheng Hsieh - U Pharmacy Scoresby

Joseph Kuhlmann & Diana Mekhiel - Decathlon

Mandy Feng - Chemist Warehouse Box Hill South

Jenna Weng - Beacon Street Children's Centre

Natasha Rowley - Rea Group, Richmond

Jacky Shen - Froth & Grind Café

Brendan Lam - Man Chi Wong Physiotherapy

Jason Lam - Vermont Pharmacy

Adam Hu - Café Otto, Knox

Belinda Svay & Robert Ruan - Twisted Sista Café, Knox

Tommy Kwon - Dream Smash Repairs

Jeffrey Liu - Coles Knox

Patrick Accadia – Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Melbourne

Josef Lepileo - Five Senses Coffee, Perth



St Andrews Careers newsletters provide up-to-date career and pathways news and information about scholarships, courses, programs, university lectures and open days.


St Andrews Christian College Careers Newsletter, 2 August 2019:

Key Dates for Tertiary Applications for 2020 Entry for Year 12 students.


La Trobe University Aspire Program recognises and rewards students who are involvement in their local community, leaders and volunteers.


ACU Community Achiever Program offers future students who are active in their community an early entry to their undergraduate university course.


Monash University special entry schemes: The Monash Guarantee and The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) – both help students enter their preferred university course.


The University Of Melbourne: Principal’s Scholarship & Melbourne University Entry Schemes:  Guaranteed Entry Scheme and Access Melbourne - assist eligible students to enter a university course even if their ATAR is below the lowest selection ranked ATAR and to also be considered for a scholarship.


CASPer - a new requirement for students who are applying to study primary or secondary teaching at a university.


News from Deakin University, RMIT University and Swinburne University

Technical Trades in the Defence Force - Navy, Army and Air Force.


Open Days 2019 - meet current students and academics, experience campus life first-hand and get expert course advice.

Careers Coordinator,  Irena Yevlahova