Developments at Saint Andrew’s in recent years have been highly successful. The old Municipal Sports’ Ground, known as Victoria Park, has been redeveloped and is now home to Little Saints, the school’s pre-primary.
The Victoria Park Hall and Boardroom are also used for, among others, stage productions, the Saints Karate Club, as an examination venue and for meetings of the Board of Governors.
Near the Gariep Dam, an outdoor education has been developed. It plays host to annual camps for boys from grades three to 11. The programme is designed so that each year’s camp is a continuation and enhancement on the previous year’s outdoor education. The proximity of South Africa’s largest dam and the Orange River also provides plentiful recreational and educational opportunities.
Sports facilities are regularly improved and updated. In 2016, the Lindsay Tuckett High Performance Centre was officially opened. Focussed mainly on cricket, but also used for hockey and ball skills, the Centre features cutting-edge technology and is one of the finest of its kind in the world, according to the technology providers, PitchVision.
When last the national annual under-18 Inter-provincial Cricket Week was held in Bloemfontein, in 2017, the main cricket field, Vossie’s Field and the second cricket field, Hickling Field, were selected as among the best in Bloemfontein by the participants. Vossie’s Field was rated second only to the Knights’ Mangaung Oval and Hickling Field was voted the fifth best ground.
The Saint Andrew’s sports grounds are fed by borehole water, which enables the school to look after the fields properly, even in times of drought and winter.
The tennis courts at Saint Andrew’s were resurfaced in 2019 and then the complex and each court individually was named at the school’s annual Bloemfontein Reunion.
A quality gymnasium is available to the boys on the school grounds. They pay a minimal amount each month to ensure the equipment is properly maintained and upgraded.