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About St Andrews Primary School

Some of our key characteristics: 

  • Community driven and inclusive school with welcoming and friendly atmosphere

  • Child-centred learning - focus on the whole student as an individual

  • Supportive and aspirational  

  • Real learning as the basis of teaching

  • Arts integration: Visual arts, music program

In addition to our diverse learning programs, our students have spacious grounds to play and learn in. We have a full size football oval, access to tennis and basketball courts, two fantastic playgrounds and a sand and water play area for students to play in. One of our most favoured play areas is cubby land, an area where students work together to build cubbies in our bush setting. 

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Values and purpose

Our school community's purpose is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and passion needed to be caring, responsible and courageous learners who will contribute positively to our community. 

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Our staff

All of the students call our staff by their first names:

  • Acting Principal – Bradley Ryan (Hayley Styles on maternity leave)

  • P/1/2 – Jennifer

  • 3/4/5/6 – Tyler

  • Literacy and maths group support – Felicity & Alisha

  • STEM / Sport – Chan

  • Japanese – Kerry

  • Creative arts – Felicity  

  • Music – Jayden

  • Education Support – Sam

  • Education Support / Chaplain – Tracey

  • Business Manager – Michelle

  • Out of School Hours Care –  Rhiannon

Pick a photo and learn more...

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Brad - Principal
  • A leader who puts the wellbeing of students and staff at the forefront of everything he does

  • Helps others find the positive and humour in the day to day

  • Encourages student voice

  • Passionate about ensuring an inclusive education for all

  • Uplifts staff to find and embrace their own leadership potential

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Jen - Prep/1/2
  • The quiet achiever modestly kicking absolute workplace goals

  • A builder of supportive spaces

  • A discreet and wise confidant

  • A calm presence regardless of the chaos that may surround them

  • Always positive and inclusive

  • The master artist

  • A much loved second mummy of little STAPS munchkins

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Felicity - 3/4 literacy & maths, creative arts
  • Engaging and creative team member

  • Musical mastermind

  • Bouncy larger than life personality

  • Colourful in all aspects of life

  • Resilient hard work

  • Big hearted, passionate educator

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Tyler - 3/4/5/6 teacher
  • So organised it makes other teachers look bad and aspire to

  • Proactive initiator of change for the better

  • Confidence is quietly growing, to bloom into a full master teacher in the very near future

  • Capable and caring

  • A confidant, mentor and caring friend to all their students

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Jayden - Music teacher
  • The new master of rock

  • Musical maestro of STAPS

  • The one the kids cheer for when its lesson time

  • Giving out the positive vibes

  • A happy and positive new team member

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Michelle - Business Manager
  • The glue that keeps us all together

  • The Doctor for all the kids (and staff)

  • The one with all the answers

  • The embodiment of kindness

  • The calm in the storm

  • The true heart of STAPS

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Chan - STEM teacher
  • Environmental ambassador

  • Protector of the natural world

  • Champion of sustainability

  • The ultimate can do attitude

  • Always looking for ways to support the staff

  • Insightful master of the deep questions

  • Keen to get to know those around them (and always find something to like and value in everyone)

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Sam - Education Support
  • Empathetic and perceptive

  • Insightful and wise

  • The quiet champion who holds up those around them

  • The key to making the day to day run smoothly

  • The ultimate team mate for organising special activities and events

  • The Best ES going around

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Kerry - Japanese teacher
  • Cheerful and bright

  • Creative

  • Resilient

  • Embracer of change and master of going with the flow

  • Thoughtful

  • Our very own wonderful Sensei

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Tracey - Education Support / Chaplain
 
  • The kind ear waiting to listen

  • The shoulders ready to carry the world

  • That extra pair of hands when you need it

  • The thoughtful quiet voice of kindness and advice

  • A smiling friendly face who is never too busy ti help

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Rhiannon - OSHC
  • Friendly 

  • Caring

  • Passionate 

  • Runs a service in which all students feel welcomed and excited to start and end their day with a bang!

 

School policies

At St Andrews Primary School we are continually trying to improve our communication and transparency with our wonderful school community.  


Many of our school policies and documentation can be found below. If you would like to know more, please get in contact with us.

For Department of Education and Training policies, click below:

 
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