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St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney

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St Andrew's Cathedral School
Sydney Sqaure
474 Kent Street
Sydney
NSW
2000
Sydney Central
(02) 9286 9500
St Andrew's Cathedral School is a K-12 coeducational Anglican school, located in the heart of Sydney's CBD.

 An International Baccalaureate World School

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St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney

Dr John Collier
  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Primary through Secondary
  • Junior School
  • Middle School
  • Senior School
  • Outdoor Education Campus
  • Independent
  • Anglican
  • Christian
Kindergarten to Year 12
Anglican
Yes
02276M
Co-ed
1250
Gifted & Talented Program
No
  • Academic Achievement
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Faith / Religion
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Languages
  • Music
  • Numeracy / Literacy
  • Pastoral Care / Guidance
  • Performing Arts
  • Science/Technology
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Sport
French, Mandarin (Chinese), Spanish
  • Athletics (Track & Field)
  • Alpine Sports
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country Running
  • Debating
  • Hockey (field)
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Football

 St Andrew’s Cathedral School (SACS) is unique in many ways. Fully coeducational from Kindergarten to Year 12, we offer a different experience of independent schooling – dynamic, future-focused and outward-looking, situated in the centre of Sydney’s bustling CBD.

As one of Australia’s oldest Anglican schools, SACS is grounded in Christian values, but has an inclusive admission policy that accepts students from all faiths and none.

Our central city location (spanning two high-rise campuses) means we have a geographic enrolment base that spans across Sydney. We provide convenience for working city parents, with before and after school care for Kindergarten to Year 6 students. Our city location is complemented by Kirrikee, a vast Outdoor Education property in the Southern Highlands, as well as numerous Australia-wide and international opportunities to undertake community service, performing arts and compete in sport.

SACS offers Senior College students the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Higher School Certificate (HSC), both of which are internationally recognised exit credentials. Classrooms have a focus on seamlessly integrating technology, and a rich variety of co-curricular opportunities that enhance student life. With more than 30 music ensembles, as well as drama, Theatresports, debating, dance and impressive sporting opportunities, SACS is a place where a student’s potential can be realised in many areas.

If your child wants to be part of a school where they are encouraged to achieve beyond their own expectations – book a tour and find out how the right education can prepare them for life. https://www.sacs.nsw.edu.au/book-a-tour/tour-bookings/

 

Our main two campus locations are in the heart of Sydney's CBD inside two high-rise buildings, one with a roof-top playground, incorporating basketball courts, handball courts, a garden and chickens! Inside are state-of-the-art learning spaces, including three libraries, a multi-purpose gym, a strength and conditioning gym, a theatre and several more multi-purpose rooms. Our major performance space, where all chapel and assemblies are held is the magnificent St Andrew's Cathedral.
Seeking to honour and follow Jesus Christ, we will:
• Depend on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance, to act in conformity to the teaching of scripture as God’s word
• Exercise godly virtues such as grace, integrity and justice
•Emphasise the worth of each person, individually and in community
•Strive to grow whole people (spiritually, intellectually, physically, in creative expression and in wisdom).
Our vision is to inspire students to be passionate, creative learners who engage with the message of Christ and fully develop their gifts and abilities in order to serve in the world.
St Andrew's Cathedral School is a leading city-based, globally connected learning community that seeks to be authentically Christian.

What society do we want in a post-Covid-19 world?

By Dr John Collier, Head of St Andrew’s Cathedral School

During the bushfire crisis which spanned the end of last year and the beginning of this year, we observed wonderful examples of generosity of spirit and self-sacrifice by Rural Fire Service volunteers, other firefighters and paramedics.

Similarly, late in April, we commemorated the ANZAC spirit – of sacrifice, mateship, loyalty and courage. Meanwhile, cynics in our society observed that we celebrate these attributes only on one day of the year, and for the remainder of the time ignore them or function in a very different mode. Are they correct? The unseemly images of people fighting in supermarkets over rolls of toilet paper soon after the onset of COVID-19, fuelled their view. What kind of society do we live in? 

It is evident that some of the social glue which holds our community together has melted in recent decades with the onset of hyper-individualism in the Western world. Perhaps this is why such demonstrable instances to the contrary, such as the heroics of our ‘fireys’, are so remarkable.

If we are just individuals existing for reasons of self-advancement, and thereby in conflict with all other individuals attempting to do the same, the landscape is both competitive and lonely. A better way, in my view, is to see ourselves as part of a mutually supportive community. This is part of the genius of schools. All good schools develop a sense of community, where people belong, and where they are valued for who they are, and not just instrumentally.

Part of the Christian ethos of St Andrew’s Cathedral School is to teach students to serve others. Service is built on a presumption that other people matter. By definition, it implies seeking to contribute meaningfully to the community. This plays into our school mission, which is that we aspire, with parents, to graduate young people of character and substance who can make a contribution to the world. It gels with our academic programs, which offer a graduation capacity, platform and pathway into further study which will equip students to live a life of fullness where they assist in human flourishing; their own, and that of other people. 

Our school community and the individual students in it are strengthened by the collective support we demonstrate in our care for one another, which has been encouragingly evident in these changing times.

St Andrew's Cathedral School offers a number of academic and music scholarships. Applications usually open in October. We also offer a number of Indigenous scholarships at our Gawura Indigenous primary school.

For more information on all our scholarships, please visit our website here: https://www.sacs.nsw.edu.au/enrol/scholarships/

St Andrew's Cathedral School is an IB World School, accredited to deliver the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (Years 7-10) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, as well as the Higher School Certificate.

Our enrichment and learning team has a reputation for caring and nurturing students with learning needs, whether they are gifted and talented or having difficulty with a particular area of learning. Working closely with teachers, counsellors, students, parents and outside professionals to cater for the individual needs of students, the Specialised Learning team’s collaborative approach ensures communication and sharing of expertise as parents and professionals work together to design learning that has the right level of challenge for students.

St Andrew's Cathedral School is centrally located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, with a myriad of transport options from every suburb of Sydney. Town Hall train station is located less than five minutes' walk from the school's entrance.

St Andrew's Cathedral School hosts regular enrolment and information events throughout the year. We welcome families from all across Sydney to our unique campus and invite you to visit us.

We run campus tours every fortnight during the school term, where families can meet current students and teachers and visit all our learning spaces.

Please visit our website for all the information you need to know about our school and book your campus tour here:   https://www.sacs.nsw.edu.au/event/category/enrolments/

 

Welcome to St Andrew's Cathedral School's information page. We are an inclusive community that seeks to provide every opportunity to ensure students are growing and learning every day. We have a diverse range of programs and co-curricular activities to suit the needs of all learners. For further information about our dynamic city school, and to book a tour, visit our website at: www.sacs.nsw.edu.au

I look forward to meeting you on one of our Head of School tours.

Dr John Collier
Head of St Andrew's Cathedral School

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Contact us today to attend a school tour and find out what makes St Andrew's Cathedral School so unique!

If you are interested in enrolling your child within the next six months, please contact us to book your private family tour by emailing: enrolments@sacs.nsw.edu.au

Our usual small group school tours run fortnightly during the school term at 9am. Book your place online at: https://www.sacs.nsw.edu.au/event/category/enrolments

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