St. Andrew’s is an Independent One Campus School in Grafton – we take a holistic view to learning

We are a thriving independent school in Grafton that offers co-educational classes from Prep right through to Year 12. In addition, because of our Christian ethos, we ensure all our students are provided with spiritual guidance as well as academic excellence. Founded in 1998, St. Andrew’s was created to offer values-based education to the children of Grafton and the wider Clarence Valley. Today, we have a vibrant and exciting campus serving the needs of over 180 pupils.

AS AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN GRAFTON WE OFFER OUTSTANDING FACILITIES

Academically, our pupils are achieving above average results. This is, in part, because of our fantastic modern school facilities. These include:

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12 fully air-conditioned classrooms
Automotive Workshop
Library
IT Rooms
Science Lab
Design and Technology Block
Teaching Kitchen
Music Theatre
Multi-purpose Courts
Disability Workshop
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Amphitheatre
Agricultural/Gardening Plot with dam.

AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN GRAFTON WITH A SENSE OF FUN AND ADVENTURE

We know that structure and order are important. But so is a little fun and adventure, especially for the younger students. As a result, we provide a rich and diverse program to complement our more academic subjects. It’s this environment that allows every child to reach their full potential.

SPORT
Athletics, cross country, tennis, soccer and basketball and more.

MUSIC
Primary School Choir, vocal and instrumental groups, bands and Eisteddfod.

LEADERSHIP
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, Student Leadership, school camping, Student Representative Council.

LANGUAGES
Indonesian, supporting an Indonesian orphanage, regular mission trips.

‘The school environment, grounds and facilities are spacious and welcoming. We appreciate being part of a small school community’ Parent 2019

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

I am grateful to be the Principal of St. Andrew’s Christian School. What an honour it is to serve Clarence Valley families in this way.

Established in 1998, St. Andrew’s Christian School is a growing Preparatory to Year 12 co-educational school in a rural setting situated close to Grafton in the beautiful Clarence Valley.

St. Andrew’s Christian School is a well-resourced school which provides quality Christian education for children from both Christian and non-Christian families with proven results in literacy and numeracy, and opportunities for a broad range of subjects and experiences.

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My vision resonates with St. Andrew’s Christian School Mission Statement: To educate all students in order to raise up effective citizens of godly character who will blend academic achievement and biblical truth to influence society for the glory of God.

Our staff aim to partner with you to guide your child toward the future God has for them. We see the young people in our school as not only children, but ‘future adults’. Thus, we teach them holistically – guiding them to consider the future whilst learning and practicing values, skills and knowledge. We want to provide all our students with opportunities which enable them to thrive as active 21st Century citizens.

St. Andrew’s Christian School is a place of learning for both staff and students. As staff we are always seeking to learn, grow and improve our knowledge and practice to cater for our students, and work with them to do the same – to be lifelong learners.

Congratulations on seeking quality opportunities and direction for your child!

I look forward to meeting and working with your family.

Janelle Rowe
Principal

Meet the staff

Our staff are a cohesive team who value holistic learning for the students and themselves. Like the Body of Christ, each staff member brings different knowledge, skills and personalities to school life. This variety provides the best opportunity for your child to learn and grow under one vision of educating all students in order to raise up effective citizens of godly character who blend academic achievement and biblical truth to influence society for the glory of God.

A number of our staff have been here since the school began which is great to not only see passion and commitment but for them to witness growth and change, and enjoy teaching the children of their past students.

We do not have a high staff turnover because the staff are such a great cohesive whole!

Our Staff

Mission Vision

Serving Christ by providing education that pursues excellence in all of life with the following objectives:

• To provide an education of high academic standards that adheres to the Bible as being intensely relevant to education and the whole of life;

• To present a Christian world view of life and an understanding of the Christian faith modelled by the life and teaching of staff;

• To encourage a sense of belonging to Christ’s kingdom through participation in Christian fellowship;

• To seek to provide a caring, supportive, secure and encouraging environment in which students and staff can learn and work;

• To promote a culture of Christ-like service to others;

• To provide a wide range of subjects and activities in order to promote the uniqueness of each individual;

• To recognise that each individual is created in God’s image and therefore worthy of understanding and respect; and

• To seek to be wise stewards of our resources and act ethically and with integrity in all of our relationships.

Prep, Primary, Secondary

A FIRST-CLASS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL IN GRAFTON THAT PROVIDES PREP, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ALL ON ONE CAMPUS

St. Andrew’s is an independent school in Grafton that offers outstanding education from Prep through to Secondary. Our superbly appointed modern school is located on 27-acres in Clarenza, just outside Grafton. Within a Christian framework we provide a holistic education including academic excellence and a solid spiritual foundation.

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PREP SCHOOL
Prep school may be your child’s first experience of social interaction with others outside their immediate or extended family. The Prep program for three and four year olds will build on your child’s existing skills, foster a love for learning and develop strong links between home and school. It is a key component of school readiness.

PRIMARY SCHOOL
Our Primary school is an integral part of our Kinder to Year 12 philosophy. The Primary School has a coordinator who oversees the implementation of the NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) syllabi in teaching programs K – 6, pastoral care and guidance of students. In addition, students in our Primary enjoy access to all secondary facilities. These include the Kitchen, Science Lab, Computer Room, Music Lab, Technology and Auto Workshop. This ensures they gain the full richness a Kinder to Year 12 campus offers. All students also attend the school library at least once per week.

SECONDARY SCHOOL
Our secondary section also has a coordinator who has oversight of all curriculum compliance. As a registered private school in Grafton, St. Andrew’s provides a comprehensive curriculum that meets all of the NESA requirements. Our staff are highly trained professional teachers. They are committed to giving your child the best opportunities for achieving the best outcomes across all stages of the curriculum. This includes both the Record of School Achievement (ROSA) and the Higher School Certificate.

Working at St. Andrew’s Christian School

When employment opportunities are available, they will be posted here, our Facebook page and the Christian Schools Australia website.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Head of Primary

Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) Teacher

CASUAL VACANCIES – Always open

If you would like to advise us of availability for casual teaching, please complete the following application and our Head of Primary or Head of Secondary will make further contact with you.

Annual Report

View St. Andrew’s Christian School Annual Report below.

St. Andrew’s Christian School – Annual Report