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.
7 February 2017 – New Saint Andrew’s junior school teacher Marelise van Niekerk’s first job was in the corporate sector, but the regimented life of working for a major corporation weighed heavily on her shoulders. Then she discovered teaching through helping one of her brothers with his work. It was what she wanted to do.
1 February 2017 – Like her namesake Lizel Jurgensen, Lisle (as in Liezel) Loots is not a newcomer to Bloemfontein. She moves to Bloem and Saint Andrew’s from Margate, but Bloemfontein was her home before she left for the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
30 January 2017 – Saint Andrew’s junior school teacher Pierre Grobler has been burning up golf courses for some time in the senior ranks. His latest success came over the weekend when he won the super-senior title at the Free State Seniors Championships, which were held at the Bloemfontein Golf Club.
26 January 2017 – Saint Andrew’s has welcomed a number of new staff members to the school for 2017, including grade 5 teacher Lizel Jurgensen, who had long harboured an ambition to teach at the school.
11 January 2017 – Janco Olivier attended Saint Andrew’s from grade 0 to grade 12 and has now returned to the school to teach biology, taking over from Charles Hansen, who retired at the end of 2016 after 30 years at Saints.
19 December 2016 – After nine years at Saint Andrew’s, junior school teacher Irene Lubbe will be moving to Bainsvlei in 2017 to take up a post as Principal of Tjhabelang Primary School, which caters to children from grade 000 to grade 3.
15 December 2016 – Jason Silcock, who has spearheaded the Saint Andrew’s outdoor education programme at Donkerpoort, will be immigrating to New Zealand shortly. In three years on the Saints’ staff, he made a noteworthy mark on the school.
12 December 2016 – Although Saints’ junior school teacher Mizanne Connan spent only three years at Saint Andrew’s, she made a significant impact at the school, which, in turn, made its mark on her.
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.