Old scholars

Old Scholar Past Parents and Students 2018

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On 19 June, St Andrew’s old scholars from 1952 to 2002 enjoyed an early breakfast get-together at the Lion Hotel. The guest speaker, George Demourtzidis, the General Manager of Trio, shared his insights into changes in the business environment and the impact of international marketing.

February 2018

St Andrew’s Teachers congratulate their past students upon their excellent Year 12 results and offers of University courses.

Sixteen students were distinguished with Merit Awards and were presented with their special honours at a ceremony at Government House.  The past students are: Joanna Nelson (Biology), Siobhan Trimble (Drama), Evie Hood (General Mathematics, Tourism), Celena Le (General Mathematics), Adam Binks (Information & Technology), Daniel Binks (Legal Studies), Tristan Hall (Mathematical Methods, Physics), James Edwards (Material Products II), Emma Howie (Child Studies, Zali Abel-Smith (General Mathematics), Edward Palmer (Business and Enterprise) and Sam Wilson (Business and Enterprise). All of the students commenced at St Andrew’s in Reception.

The following students who were only in Year 11, also received Merit Awards for Year 12 subjects: Vatsala Bhatia (Research Project B), Brandon Bartholomeusz (Performance Special Study), Matthew Chua (Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics) and Michael Xiong (Mathematical Methods).

The staff and teachers wish the students the very best for their future studies and career path. We are very proud of you all!

The diagram below shows most of the students’ chosen fields of study at South Australian Universities;  other students have received offers from interstate universities too.

Well done to all!


The St Andrew’s Old Scholars’ Association was formed over one hundred years ago when the first reunion was held in the Walkerville Hall on 28 September 1913.

The old scholars were very active in school life and in 1915 they undertook the construction of the Pavilion which was situated along the cemetery wall.   Many of them performed the manual work and over twenty-two pounds was raised by an Old Scholars’ Festival that contributed towards the overall costs.  The Pavilion was used as shelter for the students as well as a venue for functions such as the St Andrew’s Day fetes.

Special functions were also held by the Association to farewell their fellow old scholars who enlisted for service in WWI and each was presented with a wallet to acknowledge their connection.  One hundred years later, our First World War veterans are remembered in a Roll of Honour which forms part of the Walkway of Heroes at the School.  A grant from the ANZAC Day Commemoration Fund contributed towards the memorial which was formally opened at an ANZAC Day service in April 2015.

As with many groups of this longevity, the Association has had times of strength and times of lesser support. The present committee is keen to maintain connections between the old scholar community and the School by organising an annual program of events.  Each year decade reunions are held for those who left the School one, ten, twenty and thirty years ago.  The reunions are also keenly attended by the Principal, staff and teachers from that time.

In 2014 the Association reintroduced the Old Scholars’ Badge, incorporating the original 1913 design, which is presented each financial member of the Old Scholars’ Association.  All graduating Year 7 students are presented with their badge and certificate at their first reunion which is held at the School.

The Old Scholars’ Association has always offered to help the School by raising funds for equipment needed by the students and organising functions for past students to help cement strong and loyal ties to their school.

Please use the button on this page to update old scholar contact details or to become a member of the Old scholars’ Association.

Old Scholars’ Committee

The Association is run by a committee elected each year at the Annual General Meeting.  The committee comprises old scholars from different school years and decades and many are also parents at St Andrew’s.

An annual program of events is offered to all old scholars and some fundraising contributes towards school projects.  In 2014 the old scholars contributed towards the new landscaping of the Walkway of Heroes by donating an especially designed garden bench for old scholars and students to enjoy when taking a break from play.  The cheque was presented at the Long Lunch by the President of the Association, George Demourtzidis, to Kristian Downing, the Foundation Chairman.

In 2015, another donation was made to the School Hall Appeal, following the success of the
Old Scholars’ Bogan Bingo event. Proceeds from the 2016 Quiz Night were generously donated to Stage 1 of the School’s new Master Plan.

Old Scholars’ Committee L-R: Cindy Pitkin (nee Taylor, 1986), Tim Wellburn (1978), Sarah Parsons (nee Buxton, 1978), Karen Rogers (nee Clarke, 1978), George Demourtzidis (1995), Michael Herbert (President, 1994)

2019 Meeting Dates –  Old Scholars

Monday 25 February 6.15pm Meeting Room

Monday 1 April 6.15pm Meeting Room

Monday 20 May 6.15pm Meeting Room

AGM at The Lion – Date TBA

Monday 12 August 6.15pm Meeting Room

Monday 21 October 6.15pm Meeting Room

Calendar of Events and Reunions 2019

Class of 2014 – 5 Year Reunion


Class of 2009 – 10 Year Reunion


Twenty Year Reunion

For Year 7 students from 1999

Forty Year Reunion


Fifty Year Reunion (Year 7 1968)


Founders’ Day Assembly


This is a whole school event (ELC – Year 7) with some old scholar parents and their children participating.
Following the Assembly old scholars will enjoy a luncheon – All Old Scholars’ welcome

For further information regarding old scholar events and reunions please contact Karin Dunsford, Director of Development: kdunsford@standrews.sa.edu.au

  • St Andrew’s School is a South Australian independent, co-educational specialist primary school providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. Principal Deb Dalwood – an International Baccalaureate School – UNESCO Associated School.