The curriculum at St Andrew’s Cathedral School is organised according to the guidelines laid down by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Our aim is that learning will be transformative, inclusive, challenging and character building, with students engaged and growing every day.
Years K – 6. Find out more about Gawura's unique programs.
Years K – 6. More details about our academic programs can be found here.
Years 7 – 9. St Andrew's Middle Years Program (MYP), find out more.
Years 10 – 12. Offering both IB and HSC provides students with many opportunities. Further details here.
Student Progress Reports
St Andrew’s Cathedral School has four formal methods of reporting on student progress. They are:
Junior & Gawura School Reports
The task of educating young people is shared between the home, the school and the individual student. For this reason, the provision of clear communication channels is vital. Parents are kept informed about their child’s progress in a number of ways. These include the end of semester reports and parent-teacher interviews. We also encourage parents and teachers to make direct contact with one another through phone calls, emails and meetings as needed. On SACs Connect, click on Junior School Information, which links to our Dropbox, where all Junior School documents (information notes and homework) will be found.
Middle School and Senior College
The Interim Report – issued towards the end of Terms 1 and 3 for students in Years 7 to 10. This provides a general overview of how students are performing. It covers both work habits and academic progress. For academic progress, students are awarded grades of Excellent, Satisfactory or Needs Improvement.
Academic Reports – provide a comprehensive summary of student progress. These are issued towards the end of Terms 2 and 4 for Years 7 to 10. Year 11 mid Term 2 and the beginning of Term 4. Year 12 students receive these reports towards the end of Terms 1 and 3. (Reports are available through the Academic section on the Parent Portal. Parents may print reports as required).
Parent/Teacher interviews – held at various times throughout the year for each year level – provide an opportunity for parents to meet with individual teachers to discuss their child’s progress.
Weekly Parent Digest – In Middle School and Senior College, each Friday afternoon a summary of student progress is sent to each student and parent.