Saints Music Academy shines at Battle of the Bands

The Saint Andrew’s Music Academy travelled to Johannesburg and Pretoria on the weekend of 24-25 May to play some gigs, learn a lot, and participate in the Saint Mary’s Waverley Battle of the Bands. It started slowly, but ended with a bang, which had everyone on a high.


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SaintsAdmin June 3, 2019
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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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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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Saints Music Academy is about much more than music

7 August 2018 – Music is, simplistically put, about sound, but the reasons why we play music, love music and share music are much deeper and more diverse. The Saints Music Academy is about music, but it is also about so much more than that, so we sat down for an in-depth discussion with two matric boys, Martin van Rooyen and Pranav Poken, both veterans of the Academy, to find out more about the role it has played in their lives.

Meaning and reason are important drivers in our lives, so why did they pursue music?

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SaintsAdmin August 7, 2018
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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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Saints bids Charles Hansen goodbye after 30 wonderful years

9 December 2016 – As 2016 draws to a close, Saints Andrew’s says goodbye to Charles Hansen after three decades of outstanding service to the school.

Going back to the beginning, before he became a teacher, Charles was working in commerce in Queenstown, but it wasn’t something that he enjoyed. “I wanted to carry on with my subject. I enjoyed my subject. I enjoyed my area of interest,” he said this week. That subject was biology.

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SaintsAdmin December 9, 2016
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A successful Saints’ exchange with Ripley St Thomas

11 October 2016 – Saint Andrew’s Chaplain Father Deon Lombard, together with grade 10 boys Ethan Travers and Martin van Rooyen, recently spent three weeks at Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy in Lancashire as part of an exchange between the two schools.

In the third term, three boys and a teacher from Ripley St Thomas – Joseph Baldwin, Isaac Thornton, Adam Robinson, and maths’ teacher Scott Cameron – spent time at Saints. This time around their families hosted the Saints’ boys.

Origin of the exchange programme


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SaintsAdmin October 11, 2016
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Saints Interact Club club lauded for a 14-year journey

30 August 2016 – Saint Andrew’s welcomed Martie du Plessis School for Special Needs Headmaster Francois van Heerden and pupil Charles Marais to Chapel on Thursday morning.

Since he was in pre-primary, Charles, who is in a wheelchair, has been supported by the Saint Andrew’s Interact Club. Now, 14 years later, he will soon be writing his matric exams.

Charles Marais

The Saint Andrew’s Interact Club hosted Charles Marais at Chapel on Tuesday morning


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SaintsAdmin August 30, 2016
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