Lizel Jurgensen thrilled to be a Saints’ teacher

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.


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SaintsAdmin January 26, 2017
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Janco Olivier returns to teach at his alma mater

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.


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SaintsAdmin January 12, 2017
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100 percent matric pass mark for 25 years!

5 January 2016 – The matric results for the Saint Andrew’s class of 2016 were released on Thursday and they were, once again, cause for celebration as the school maintained its long-time spotless record.


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Mizanne Connan: being deeply involved was very rewarding

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.


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SaintsAdmin December 12, 2016
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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.


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SaintsAdmin December 9, 2016
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PROMOTION AND PROGRESSION – 2016

PROMOTION AND PROGRESSION – 2016


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Saints’ duo off to SA Schools National Debating Champs

12 October 2016 – Tshiamo Malatji and Kgomotso Keorapetse have done themselves and Saints proud by earning places on the Free State Schools senior and junior debating teams to contest the South African Schools National Debating Championships in Limpopo later this year.


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SaintsAdmin October 12, 2016
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Saints of Science sizzle in quiz competition

22 September 2016 – The Saint Andrew’s grade six class recently entered six teams of six in The Sasol – Forever Resorts Enviro Quiz Competition and produced dazzling results.


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Saints dominate Bloemfontein schools debating

22 August 2016 – It was a safe bet that Saint Andrew’s would claim the honours in the senior section of the South African Council of English Education (SACEE) debating finals, which were held on Friday. That’s not an arrogant statement. The truth is, simply, that Saints A had qualified to face Saints B for the senior title in the inter-schools league!


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SaintsAdmin August 22, 2016
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Academic

The school offers the following FET Subjects (Grade 10 – 12): English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Sesotho First Additional Language, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Accounting, Geography, History, Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Physical Sciences, Tourism, Visual Arts. These subjects are grouped into different combinations. These combinations may differ from year to year according to the availability of staff. Details of the combinations are available from the office.
In Grades 7, 8 and 9 boys follow the GET course. Subjects that are offered are as follows: English, Afrikaans or Sesotho (the latter two as additional languages), Mathematics, Life Orientation, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Technology and Creative Arts. All subjects in the GET course are compulsory.
Subjects in other grades are according to the requirements of the departmental syllabus.
The final FET subject choice is made at the end of Grade 9.
Facilities offered to boys at the school include the Walter Carey Library (senior school), the Paterson Library (junior school), and two well-equipped Computer Centres. We also have audio-visual centres in both junior and senior school.
Over the last 150 years St Andrew’s has maintained a high standard of academic excellence. The school’s pass rate in Grade 12 examinations has been 100% for the past 21 years and the number of candidates who qualify for university entrance regularly exceeds 90%. In 2012, Christiaan Bronkhorst was ranked as the top Grade 12 candidate in the Free State. He along with a number of other boys produced very good results in his Grade 12 subjects and in a number of different Olympiads.
St Andrew’s boys enter Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, English and General Knowledge Olympiads and achieve very good results. A number of boys have been selected to participate in international Mathematics camps and have also achieved very good results.
Although we are proud of the achievements of our boys, we do believe in the importance of a holistic education and the acquisition of life skills. As an example we believe that high standards of discipline are necessary in order for boys to develop self-discipline and the success of our boys when they study at tertiary institutions and enter the workplace convinces us that the programme at the school is fulfilling its purpose in preparing young men to face the challenges of life.


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SaintsAdmin February 7, 2015
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