St Andrew’s is a Catholic co-educational college that opened in 2001. It is situated in the parish of the Northern Beaches in the heart of Redlynch, and is widely recognised as one of the finest schools in Far North Queensland. The college is a place of faith development, spirituality, knowledge and recreation, with the beauty of the local environment as a backdrop. Our actions and decisions are based on the Gospel values taught by Jesus Christ. The college community strives to create a collaborative place where open, honest and efficient communication is a way of life.
An overwhelming strength of St Andrew’s Catholic College is the experienced staff who are caring, dedicated and committed to providing a quality education for all students. Emphasis is placed on the personal achievement of all students and is strengthened by a broad range of co-curricular activities.
The college has an outstanding reputation within the Cairns region for our successes in the areas of academia, the arts and sporting pursuits. Our reputation for supporting charitable causes and social justice is unsurpassed.
Education at St Andrew’s is so much more than academic learning. The college has great traditions and is proud to be a vital part of the local community. St Andrew’s buzzes with activity, ideas and inspiration, and supports our students to become dynamic, enthusiastic, confident, caring members of the community.
St Andrew’s Catholic College is situated on 25 acres of pristine tropical gardens within the Redlynch Valley region of Cairns and provides academic and co-curricular facilities for approximately 1,700 students.
St Andrew’s Catholic College consists of three sectors all on one campus:
- Junior Years: Prep to Year 5
- Middle Years: Year 6 to Year 9
- Senior Years: Year 10 to Year 12
The college has a highly successful academic Prep to Year 12 curriculum, including a full range of QCAA/ATAR subjects along with Vocational Educational and Training (VET) pathways. The college has a strong record of results in academia, honours and extension classes. The college also employs a dedicated Defence Transition Aide for Defence families and an Indigenous Liaison Officer.
Students enjoy extensive extra-curricular programs, sporting opportunities and language programs (Japanese, French, Italian and Chinese). The college is a Centre of Excellence in Music and Performing Arts. We also have a state-of-the-art Vocational Education and Trade Training Centre.
St Andrew’s Catholic College places a strong emphasis on the Gospel values of respect, outreach, service and inclusivity.
The staff and students are privileged to enjoy the following quality facilities and resources:
- All Saints’ chapel
- All Saints’ theatre
- Two libraries
- Two tuckshops
- Music centre
- Dance and drama studio
- Creative arts centre (including visual and practical art, film and TV, photography)
- Commercial kitchen and café
- Trade Training Centre
- Modern science labs
- Five college sporting ovals (two under lights for night-time training)
- Basketball and netball courts
- Outdoor playgrounds
- Specialised learning classrooms
- 1:1 laptop provision Year 7–12
- Computing devices (laptops/iPads) for Prep to Year 12
- Innovative Learning Management System (AndIE)
The college is adjacent to a Catholic early learning centre and a shared community sporting facility.