Administrator's Gallery

Sister Patricia Dickinson

Principal (1983-1984)

Sister Pat is the founding principal of St. Andrew's. She shared the vision of a new Catholic High School In Victoria with parents, and with parish and cathedral supporters. Together they made the vision a reality. Sister Pat brought the students from their early classes at St. Andrew's Elementary School to the present site of the high school. Remembered are her warm and human relationships with teachers and students and the encouragement she gave each person.

 

Father Stephen Wojcichowsky

Principal (1984-1987)

Father Stephen will always be remembered for the belief he had in each of us as "beautiful children" of God. He taught students to act 'with decorum' and to be people with class. He believed the best of his teachers and students and set an example of hard work and of strong faith. He welcomed all people of faith in a spirit of ecumenical understanding. In order to permit the new school to become established, Father Stephen urged us all to have flexibility and tolerance and at the same time to be willing to take risks and plan new events, new programs, and new schedules. While he was Principal, Father Stephen guided us through the first expansion of the facilities which brought new offices, a library, a beautiful gymnasium, two laboratories and two classrooms.

 

 Mr A. James Gerwing

Vice Principal (1983-1987)      Principal (1987-1989)

Mr. Gerwing was the founding Vice Principal for four years and Principal for two years. During that time, he established an administrative structure which was in place will into the years 2000. He set up procedures for school-wide examinations, for locker and timetable assignments and for a myriad of other day to day administrative details. He provided continuity and stability in the early years as well as a genuine interest in and concern for students. Like Fr. Stephen, Mr. Gerwing had a breadth of vision based on tolerance. He also has a love of the humanities and the fine arts which he encouraged through integration of curricular studies and through extra curricular activities throughout the school.

 

Mr. John Clarkson

Principal (1989-1992)

Mr. Clarkson came to St. Andrew's with experience in counseling and working in special programs for learners with difficulties. His friendly and supportive manner and quiet sense of humour brought warmth and dignity to both teachers and students. A major contribution made by Mr. Clarkson was the establishment of the partnership program with Camosun College as well as the development of the Computer Laboratories. The business and information technology courses are now as important part of the school's curriculum. Following his time as Principal of the high school, Mr. Clarkson continued working for Island Catholic Schools as the District Counselor.

 

Mr. Joseph Colistro

Principal (1992-1994)

Mr. Colistro showed us the importance of the K-12 continuum in education when he became the principal of St. Andrew's regional High school after several years as Principal of St. Patrick's Elementary school. Teachers. students and support staff were encouraged to take pride in ensuring the building was well cared for. Mr. Colistro established the uniform shop, making uniform accessories and gym strip readily available. He also arranged to purchase 'the bus', a very welcome addition to the school, providing transportation to athletic events and field trips. Mr. Colistro encouraged off campus school activities, arranging for school ski trips and for a trip to see 'Phantom of the Opera'. As an administrator, Mr. Colistro is known as St. Andrew's High schools best public relations person.

 

Mr. Arthur Therrien

Principal (1994-2001)

Mr. Therrien brought his experience as a teacher and principal at Queen of Angels School in Duncan to the high school. He helped set a new course for St. Andrew's, being actively involved in the second expansion. The second expansion, a second story onto the newest section of the school, added nine new classrooms. Two of the nine classroom spaces were designated as additional science laboratories and two became the current computer rooms. The Fine Arts department, strongly supported by Mr. Therrien, also continued to grow and flourish. Musical Theatre productions became a great community building activity, well supported by students, staff, parents and the parish community. In the Musical Theatre production of 'Jesus Christ, Superstar', Mr. Therrien's role as Ponchios Pilot, will forever be remembered. Mr. Therrien also worked to strengthen the vision of partnership between teachers, students, parents and the faith community.

Mrs. Wilma Jamieson

Principal (2001- 2010)

Mrs. Jamieson was appointed the principal  at St. Andrew's, bringing her experience from both Queen of Angels School in Duncan and St. Joseph's  in Chemainus. to the high school. She  provide the leadership and vision that was needed in order to continue the growth and expansion of St. Andrew's. Portables were added to accommodate the growing student population.  The Fine Arts department continued to grow and flourish with the addition of a Music portable.  Theatre productions continued to be a yearly event, well supported by students, staff, parents and the parish community. The athletic program grew  with Mrs. Jamieson support and the  addition of a fitness room was welcome support to all aspects of the school program. Mrs. Jamieson's expertise and vision assisted St. Andrew's in growing as an academic institute with a strong emphasis on the faith community.

Testimonials
This is how I explain what religion at this school teaches me. Sure I learn the history and analyze the Bible, but I also have been forming a set of morals and values that will go with me for the rest of my life. They are the foundation of who I am.
Breanna Student
I am very excited to be able to link my Olympic journey, full of trials and tribulations, back to a very important time and place in my life: St. Andrew's Regional High School.
Dave Calder Alumnus
I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of attending St. Andrew’s Regional High School. St. Andrew’s has given me the opportunity to grow spiritually, academically, artistically, and athletically.
Nick Student