Secondary (Year 7 - Year 12) at St Andrew’s Catholic College aims to develop collective leadership and service and prepares tomorrow’s leaders to develop flexibility of mind, strength of character, social skills, and a sound belief system. Secondary provides the students with a clearly defined set of values and principles by which to lead their lives and a sense of service and giving.
Through their involvement in the Catholic faith community, students can reach their full potential through the enhancement of their educational, personal and spiritual dimensions. They and the communities in which they live and study are sustained and enriched by the productive relationships that they develop.
The Secondary curriculum is one of intellectual and academic rigour, independent of the chosen pathway selected by the student. It is inclusive, holistic, and relevant and aims to develop a love of lifelong learning. Senior students, in particular, are expected to:
- Help maintain the high ideals of the College.
- Accept responsibility for self-discipline.
- Act, in all circumstances, with maturity.
- Help maintain the high ideals of the College
- Apply themselves fully to their studies.
- Co-operate actively in the liturgical, cultural, social, and sporting life of the College.
As well as the apparent priority of academic work during these years, this is also a time when students become more aware that, as older students in the College, they have an increased responsibility to their peers and the College, as they accept more duties as senior students.
Students within Secondary show GRIT – Growth Mindset, Resilience, Integrity, and Tenacity. We build partnerships that foster a sense of belonging and a celebration of effort. Students demonstrate this through their actions and deeds. They make mistakes and bounce back, they make the hard calls and stand tall on social justice issues as true servant leaders would. They give more than they get in return; there is no instant gratification for them but rather an ongoing sense of achievement and support.
Mr Paul Ford
Head of College - Secondary