It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to St Andrew’s Combined School Bloemfontein. Established in 1863, we are one of the oldest traditional boys’ schools in the country and in the Free State. We are a small school with a big heart, where tradition-inspired learning means hard work, discipline, respect, honesty, teamwork, empathy and excellence.
We’re an Anglican Church school, focused on a holistic education, where academics, sport and culture are all equally encouraged and appreciated, where we strive to be the best we can be, and where we frequently exceed our own high expectations.
Our dynamic and committed staff are passionate about teaching and leaders in their fields, keeping abreast of the latest trends in education to ensure we produce learners able to take their place proudly in society and add meaningful contributions to the world at large. Pastoral care is at the cornerstone of what we offer at St Andrew’s. Staff nurture caring relationships of genuine concern with pupils and parents resulting in meaningful teacher-pupil-parent relationships.
At St Andrew’s we celebrate diversity, inclusivity and the principle of Ubuntu meaning “I am, because you are”, where we embrace and respect the differences that bring us all together in a healthy community inspired by opportunities to achieve excellence in all spheres of school life. At St Andrew’s; we are brothers, we are family. The thread of legacies, traditions and values of the past are the fabric of our blazers spanning multiple generations. The baton is being passed to those now who wear the blazer proudly to leave their own legacy. At St Andrew’s every boy is given the opportunity to become the best version of themselves.
At St Andrew’s we are in the business of growing light bringers, change makers, leaders, innovators, pioneers and hope bringers. It is our responsibility at school to create a space where the inner spark of our learners is fanned, and they are given the opportunity to develop and realize their potential in a safe environment. It is through our learners that we want to bring hope for the future. A future where St Andrew’s learners move to change the environment they find themselves in for the better and impact and ignite the inner spark of the people they are surrounded with for the better.