St Andrew's is a Christian school which teaches and encourages Christian values and imparts spiritual truth to our pupils. We endeavour to deliver the best possible education to those in our care and as a chaplaincy team we are keenly engaged in all aspects of school life, wholeheartedly supporting and promoting the belief that a well-rounded education includes academic, moral, physical and spiritual elements.
The diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities of our pupils provides for a rich, unique and lively Christian experience at St. Andrew's School. Our vision is to teach, direct, nurture and support an understanding that God is the source of true life. To this end we seek to act as mirrors reflecting God's love, pointing the way to fullness of life through personal relationship with Him. As a consequence of our vision we do all that we can to encourage those in our care to both develop firm roots in faith as well as reach out to others in compassion, responding individually and as a community to Gods love, forgiveness and justice.
Whole School Chaplain - Tim Buckler.
After graduating from university in 1996 and working in Canada for 2 years, Tim completed his teacher training in 1999 and went on to work as a Religious Studies teacher at The Bishop's Bluecoat Church of England High School in Chester, UK. After 9 years at this school, working in a number of areas of different responsibility, including chaplaincy, he joined St. Andrew's, Turi as Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies in August 2008.
Assistant Prep School Chaplain - Monica Lopez
Monica joined the St. Andrew's Prep School in Sept 2010 with her Spanish husband, Hugo and her four young children. She graduated from Warwick University with a degree in English Literature and did her teacher training for secondary English at Oxford University. After teaching for a few years, Monica also worked for a Christian organisation with international students and studied biblical Theology through Moore College. Previous to this job she worked as Children's Worker at a large, lively church in Bath for three years.
Being acutely aware of the fundamental value of prayer, we have set up a school prayer blog. Please visit www.standrewsturi.blogspot.com for a summary of chaplaincy events in both the Senior and Prep Schools. This blog is updated weekly for practical prayer guidance. Please also feel free to email Tim Buckler at email@example.com.