St Andrews Christian College
|St Andrews Christian College|
|130 Tyner Road
Wantirna South, Victoria
|Type||Independent, co-educational, day school|
|Motto||Glory to God|
|Grades||Prep to Year 12|
|Enrolment||539 in 2015|
|Houses||Barton, Deakin, and Parkes|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue, white, and maroon
|Slogan||"Glory to God"|
|Song||"O Lord Our Great God"|
St Andrews Christian College is an independent, co-educational school situated in the Eastern Melbourne, Australia suburb of Wantirna South. The school was founded in 1983 by the Presbyterian Church, and takes students from Prep to Year 12.
The College expresses a Christian and biblical perspective and approach in its curriculum and culture. Currently there are families from over 35 different Protestant denominations attending the College.
St Andrews Christian College was opened in 1983 in Surrey Hills as a response to growing community demand for a Christian school in the area.
In 2010, the College moved into its current site in Wantirna South, where it is in the process of completing major infrastructure expansions to accommodate its growing population.
The logo also represents the College's spiritual stance, which includes:
- "The Christian Ethos
- The need for personal faith in Jesus
- That all our endeavours should bring Glory to God"
The College has three Houses, each of which comprises both students and teachers. Students compete for House points throughout the school year, which are awarded for academic and sporting achievements, as well as for outstanding student behaviour.
The three Houses are:
|House name||Colours||Motto||Named after|
|Barton||Red||"Strength, Honour, Wisdom."||Sir Edmund Barton, first Prime Minister of Australia|
|Deakin||Yellow||"Iron Sharpens Iron"||Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia|
|Parkes||Green||"God is Our Light"||Sir Henry Parkes, Australian politician and the "Father of Federation"|
Since 2010, the College has consistently ranked in the top 15 best primary schools in Victoria, placing as high as 3rd overall in 2012.
Based on NAPLAN results in 2014, the College was ranked as Australia's 46th and 72nd overall best performing primary and secondary school respectively. The College also achieved the 47th best numeracy result, and was ranked the 29th best private primary school and 50th best private secondary school.
- St Andrews Christian College website
- Christian Schools Australia website
- Independent Schools Victoria website
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