Meet Saints’ Junior School Head Arno Boonzaier

20 May 2019 – After the departure of Pierre Grobler, who had served the Saint Andrew’s junior school with distinction for four decades, the school has a new Head. Arno Boonzaier, the son of the highly-regarded Newton Primary Headmaster Boon Boonzaier, took over the position at the beginning of the second term.


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SaintsAdmin May 20, 2019
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Pierre Grobler: Q & A

30 August 2018 – After four decades of outstanding service to Saint Andrew's, Pierre Grobler has reached the age of retirement and the day has come to step away from his role as a teacher and mentor, a role that he has performed so well to the benefit of thousands of Saints' boys. He epitomises the type of gentleman we strive to develop at the school.


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SaintsAdmin August 30, 2018
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Meet the Teachers: Deryn Soldo

19 June 2018 – Deryn Soldo joined the teaching staff at Saint Andrew’s at the beginning of the second term. It was a new post for her, but the territory was anything but unfamiliar. We had a sit down and chat with Deryn about her Saints’ connections and her path to a school that is very close to her heart:


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SaintsAdmin June 19, 2018
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Meet the teachers: Nico Jurgensen

6 March 2018 – Nico Jurgensen began teaching in the high school at Saint Andrew’s this year, but he began his stint as a teacher at Saints in the junior school in 2017, when he filled in for his pregnant wife, Lizel.


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Meet the teachers: Jason Smit

19 February 2018 – He didn’t do accounting at school, nor did he head into teaching after university, but Jason Smit is now doing both at Saint Andrew’s.


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SaintsAdmin February 19, 2018
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Much-loved Petro de Villiers steps into retirement

13 December 2017 – Accounting teacher Petro de Villiers retired at the end of the 2017 school year, having taught at Saint Andrew’s since 1997. During her time at the school, she made a very positive difference as an excellent teacher and overseer of the Senior Interact Club.


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SaintsAdmin December 13, 2017
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Saints’ top academic aiming to be the best

2 August 2017 – With a 96.14 percent average, Stehaan van Jaarsveld is far from an average learner. In fact, he has been challenged by Headmaster Chris Thomas to finish first in the Free State in the end of year matric exams.

Describing himself as nervous and excited about the prospect of achieving that feat, he said on Tuesday: “It is something I would really like to do for myself, as well as for the school and my teachers and my parents. It is a goal I have worked towards for a while now. But if I don’t get it, I am not going to beat myself up about it.”

Stehaan recently participated in the National Maths Olympiad with fellow matric pupil Tony Yu. He has previously contested international maths Olympiads as a member of a South African team.

Stehaan van Jaarsveld and Tony Yu represented Saint Andrew’s in the National Maths Olympiad


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Chris Thomas celebrates a decade as Headmaster

3 April – Saturday, 1 April 2017, marked exactly a decade since Chris Thomas became Headmaster of Saint Andrew’s School. A former Head Boy, he succeeded the much-loved Roy Gordon.

In an interview on Friday, he revealed that he had applied for the Headmaster’s position at his previous school, Stirling, in East London, but he was then asked to apply for the position at Saints. The timing wasn’t ideal, with a son in grade 10 and a daughter in grade 11, but it worked out well in the end.

“It actually worked out far better than we had anticipated”


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SaintsAdmin April 3, 2017
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