St Andrew's College is a supportive place for the students to be, because we believe in a culture of encouragement, in which emotional intelligence is as important as its academic counterpart. We believe they are linked, and complement each other. We believe that every student in the College has the right to learn in a congenial environment.
We attach importance to the fact that we know our students very well. This process starts at an early stage, when prospective First Years are visited in their primary schools by the First Year team, where they meet the students and their teachers, and respond to their questions. This is followed by an Induction Day designed to ensure that all new students settle happily into their forms. They are actually part of the form before lessons begin! We also arrange a mentor for each of the students so that your son/daughter has a friend already in place before he/she starts.
The form teachers take pride in understanding and getting to know their forms. They play a vital role in introducing the students to their new surroundings. The form tutor is also the initial reference point for parents. Any questions regarding particular subjects can be channelled through the form tutor. The next key advisors are the Year Heads. They have overall responsibility for the academic and social welfare of each child. The Year Head works closely with a Deputy Principal and they meet on a regular basis to ensure that your child is receiving the very best care that the College can offer. You can be sure that any concern will be taken up and properly addressed, as the deputies themselves liaise regularly with the Headmistress.