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Issue: 2023: Issue 4

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Dates for 2024
Friday, 22 December 2023
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2024

Here are the dates for our reunions and alumni events next year. We have a bumper programme. Something for everyone. ...
Chelsea inducted into the Hall of Honour
Friday, 22 December 2023
Duel International Netballer Chelsea Pitman (OA2007) was inducted into the Hall of Honour at this year’s Evening of Celebration and Prizegiving....
Reunion wrap
Friday, 22 December 2023
It was a pleasure to welcome several hundred Old Andreans back to School over the last few months.

10 Year Reunion - Friday 15th September.
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Hatches and Matches
Friday, 22 December 2023
As always, here are a few Old Andreans who have either gotten married or had babies over the last few months. A huge congratulations to all of them!
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Upcoming events
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Here are some key dates for your diary for the rest of 2023

Friday September 15 – Ten Year Reunion (OA2013)

Friday October 13 –...
Thongophone finds a permanent home on our freshly renovated rooftop
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Do you remember the huge xylophone contraption used in the music department? It has now found a new home on our freshly renovated rooftop. Here’s...
SACS Alumni Internship Programme - Providers needed
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Are you a business owner or working for an organisation looking to shape the future of your industry? Do you believe in fostering talent and innovation?...
Words from the Head of School
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
‘The God of Small Things’, Arundhati Roy’s spellbinding (and deeply hopeless) debut novel set in 1960s, Kerala, India, is a family drama...
Hatches and Matches
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
As always, here are a few hatches and matches from the Old Andrean community over the last few months.

Alanna Glover (nee Rodgers) (OA2005) welcomed...
Hall of Honour Nominations 2023
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
It’s time to nominate an Old Andrean who you believe should be included in the SACS Hall of Honour for 2023.
Each year at our Evening of Celebration...
New SACS leadership team bring food metaphor to the table
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Earlier this term our 2023/24 student leadership team was formally commissioned for the year. In keeping with tradition, they came up with a food metaphor...
Five Year Reunion
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
It was brilliant to welcome back the Class of 2018 for their five-year reunion back in June. It was an absolute delight to witness Old Andreans coming...
SACS Launches Archive Digitization Project - Volunteers needed
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
The School archives department is launching a significant project aimed at digitising decades of historical photos and records that have been carefully...
Old Andreans at SACS - Ben Moore (OA2017)
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
This term we caught up with Ben Moore (OA2017) as part of our series of Old Andreans at SACS, it seems he hasn’t really left our doors since finishing...
Learning the Ropes inspires and connects our young professionals
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
On June 1st this year we hosted our fourth edition of the career conversations event Learning the Ropes. This biennial event recognises how valuable...
Confronting the Big Questions
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
A new initiative launched by St Andrew’s Cathedral School in 2023 is a community seminar series called Big Questions. The aim is to stimulate parents,...
From the Archivist : Elevating the Art of Swordplay to New Heights
Wednesday, 30 August 2023
While St Andrew’s House seems like a rather monolithic building, in truth is it merely one of many buildings SACS has occupied in our time and it...
One Year Reunion - Class of 2021
Monday, 15 May 2023
For the Class of 2021, the One Year Reunion provided a great opportunity for our newest Old Andreans to revisit the school and hear about the exciting...
Old Andreans at SACS - Zac Andrews (OA2020)
Monday, 15 May 2023
As part of our series of Old Andreans at SACS, we caught up with Zach Andrews (OA2020) who works in our IT department.

We have 19 Old Andreans...
Learning the Ropes returns for 2023
Monday, 15 May 2023
We're excited to once again be producing our biannual careers event called Learning the Ropes: in conversation with industry professionals.

The...
From our Head of School
Monday, 15 May 2023
A very warm welcome to our community of Old Andreans. We are now firmly in the swing of Term 2, but I wanted to share with you the many highlights from...
Join our new Business Hub
Monday, 15 May 2023
Did you know we have a new Business Directory on our website?

This exciting development will provide great value to both the alumni community...
Big Questions: How can we be better stewards of our environment?
Monday, 15 May 2023
Join Pastor Ray Minniecon and Dr Andrew McGonigle as we explore this question from Aboriginal and scientific perspectives

Old Andreans and Hessians...
From the archivist - Our Bronze crest
Monday, 15 May 2023
It is hard to overstate how much of a turning point 1976 was. Before then, St Andrew’s Cathedral School had travelled across an astounding eight...
Music Tour Reunion hits high notes
Monday, 15 May 2023
On Friday 21st April we held our first-ever Music Tour Reunion.

This reunion forms a part of our activity-based reunion series. Feedback from...
Key dates
Monday, 15 May 2023
Here are some key dates for your diary for the rest of 2023

Wednesday May 24 – Big Questions

Saturday May 27 – Five Year Reunion...
Our iconic Rooftop transformation continues
Friday, 3 March 2023
Over the summer holidays, renovations on the St Andrew’s House rooftop have been in full swing. We sat down with Director of Community Engagement...
21st Century Captain's Dinner
Friday, 3 March 2023
21st CENTURY CAPTAINS DINNER

On February 10th we held our newly reformatted Captains Dinner and welcomed Captains and Vice Captains from 2000...
SACS Music Tour Reunion - This April
Friday, 3 March 2023
ATTENTION SACS MUSIC TOURISTS

Did you participate in one of the ELEVEN Music Tours that SACS has offered since 2001?

We're excited...
Old Andreans at SACS - Richard Hansen (OA2003)
Friday, 3 March 2023
As part of the series where we profile Old Andreans we caught up with Richard Hansen (OA2003) who is the SACS Alumni Relations Manager.

What is...
Hatches and Matches
Friday, 3 March 2023
Hatches and Matches

We have news of recent Old Andrean marriages and births to share.

Pete Leung (OA2003) welcomed Lachlan Kwok Hung Velcar-Leung...
Learning the Ropes 2023 - Seeking Old Andrean Mentors
Friday, 3 March 2023
Seeking Old Andrean Industry Professionals

Career and Networking Evening - Thurs 1 June

We are currently seeking EXPRESSIONS OF...
Vale
Friday, 3 March 2023
Myron Love (OA2011)

Myron Love (OA2011) tragically passed away on January 15th this year in a plane crash in Nepal.

Myron will be remembered...
From the archivist - SACS archive timeline is now live
Friday, 3 March 2023
From the archivist...

Did you know we have an Archive timeline on our website with thousands of memories which all Old Andreans have access to?...
Head of School welcome
Friday, 3 March 2023
It is my pleasure to offer warm wishes to all Old Andreans and Hessians as we begin another busy year in 2023.

Often in my week I experience interactions,...
Key Dates for 2023
Friday, 3 March 2023
Here are some key dates for your diary for 2023

March 24 – OA2021 - One Year Reunion

April 21 – Music Tour Reunion
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President's welcome
Thursday, 2 March 2023
Presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Old Andreans Association (OAA) held on 13/02/2023 at St. Andrews Cathedral School.

When Dr Julie...
What will the year 2000 be like? A view from the '70s
Monday, 7 November 2022
Sometimes while researching other material, archive gems are unearthed. Below is a poem written in 1971 by “third former” (Year 9) Roderick...
President's report 2022
Monday, 7 November 2022
It can be unusual walking through St Andrew’s Cathedral School as an Old Andrean. At various times moments it will hit you. “That’s where...
Old Andreans at SACS
Monday, 7 November 2022
As part of the series where we profile an Old Andrean who now work at SACS, we caught up with Nicole Barrett (OA2000) who has been working here for more...
SACS Hessians
Monday, 7 November 2022
For those who aren’t aware – we have a group in the SACS community called the Hessians.

Hessians are parents of Old Andreans and their...
Hatches and Matches
Monday, 7 November 2022
As ever, plenty of Old Andreans have tied the knot over the last few months and a few babies have been born. Here is a selection of some of them.
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Friends of SACS and Gawura
Monday, 7 November 2022
On Thursday 27th October the School held a thank you event for the volunteers and donors who contributed to SACS and Gawura so richly throughout the year....
Reunion season continues
Monday, 7 November 2022
The bumper 2022 reunion season has finally drawn to a close. We have successfully welcomed nine different year groups back to SACS this year. It has...
Rooftop Christmas markets 2022
Monday, 7 November 2022
It’s on again! After a two-year hiatus, the popular St Andrew's Cathedral School (SACS) Rooftop Christmas Markets is back - and with your help,...
Head of School report
Monday, 7 November 2022
How do we measure success at St Andrew’s Cathedral School, is a question that we have been asking at Executive level this year? What are the measures...
WATCH: Archive and Alumni Day
Monday, 7 November 2022
Our inaugural Archive and Alumni Day held in the Chapter House on August 27th was a tremendous success.

A pop-up SACS museum was curated by the...
Archbishop of Canterbury pays us a visit
Monday, 7 November 2022
The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby visited our First Nations school, Gawura in October to celebrate its...
Key Dates for 2023
Monday, 7 November 2022
After a year of catching up on missed reunions, we are pleased to resume a bit more normality in 2023. That’s not to say we won’t be busy!...
Key dates
Friday, 12 August 2022
We're sure that many in our community were disappointed that reunions have not been able to go ahead over the past two years.

However, with...
Vale
Friday, 12 August 2022
Sadly, several members of the SACS community have passed away over the last few months. We pay tribute to them here.

Verena Bukovac

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