Principal's Welcome

​Writing this “welcome to our website" message had me thinking about what we are on about here at St Andrew's. If you ask me, St Andrew's is a truly remarkable place to be – for students, parents and staff alike.

It has been well-documented in newsletters, at Parent Information Evenings and because of many different schools visiting and working in our learning spaces, that our school is regarded as one of the benchmark schools displaying the important pedagogical techniques/strategies that enhance and give control of the children's learning back to the children.

Our learning spaces are flexible and authentic with collaborative co-teaching, creating something very special. All of this is brilliant, and something we should all be very proud of from an academic/educational/pedagogical perspective…

however, I would be extremely disappointed if we ever lost the real reason why we, as people who Make Jesus Real, are in this profession.

You as parents, and we as educators, have the unreal responsibility of “creating" and moulding the minds and hearts of those children in our care to typify and resemble the type of child that is depicted in this quote below.

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This is the real reason why we all exist and we all should never forget the honour that is ours to cherish.

With that, I welcome you to St Andrew's Catholic Primary School. Please peruse our website and do not hesitate to contact us with any further queries you may have.

​Zooties to YOU.

John Leyden

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