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Old Scholars

Old Scholar Past Parents and Students 2019

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February 2020

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

Congratulations to the St Andrew’s students who completed Year 12 last year and will be starting University and other education or working spaces in the next few weeks. These results reflect the hard work and dedication of the students and the quality and professionalism of the teaching staff and educational experience offered at St Andrew’s School, where they began their educational journey. The strong foundations received at St Andrew’s have set them up for success.

These graphs below indicate the areas of study our students are embarking on after finishing secondary school.

History

The St Andrew’s Old Scholars’ Association was formed over one hundred years ago when the first a 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, five, 10, 20 and 30 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.

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 Chair at the time.

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, back row L-R: Josiah Lindqvist (2013), Marissa Brown (St Andrew’s Public Relations Manager), Michael Herbert (President, 1994), Tim Wellburn (1978), Marko Draca (1997), Richard Fleming (1977). Front row L-R: Sarah Parsons (nee Buxton, 1978), Karen Rogers (nee Clarke, 1978), Suzette Black (St Andrew’s Community Liaison Officer).

2020 Meeting Dates –  Old Scholars

Monday 24 February 6:15pm Meeting Room

Monday 23 March 6:15pm Meeting Room

Monday 18 May 6:15pm Meeting Room

AGM via Zoom – Monday 22 June 5:15pm

Monday 10 August 6:15pm Meeting Room

Monday 14 September 6:15pm Meeting Room

Monday 26 October 6:15pm Meeting Room

Calendar of Events and Reunions 2019


Alumni 2019 – First Reunion

Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
Event: Afternoon Tea, 3:45pm-5pm
Convener: Suzette Black: sblack@standrews.sa.edu.au


5 Year Reunion (Year 7 2015)

Date: TBC
Event: Lunch
Conveners: TBC


10 Year Reunion (Year 7 2010)

Date: TBC
Event: Tour of St Andrew’s School with welcome drinks followed by dinner (venue TBC)
Convener: 
Oliver von Doussa


20 Year Reunion (Year 7 2000)

Date: TBC
Event: Tour of St Andrew’s School with welcome drinks followed by dinner (venue TBC)
Convener: TBC


30 Year Reunion (Year 7 1990)

Date: TBC
Event: Tour of St Andrew’s School with welcome drinks followed by dinner (venue TBC)
Convener: TBC


40 Year Reunion (Year 7 1980)

Date: TBC
Event: Tour of St Andrew’s School with welcome drinks followed by dinner (venue TBC)
Conveners: TBC


50 Year Reunion (Year 7 1970)

Date: Saturday 2 November 2019
Event: Tour of St Andrew’s School with welcome drinks followed by dinner (venue TBC)
Conveners: TBC


Founders’ Day Assembly

Wednesday 23 September

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 Suzette Black: sblack@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.