St George's College brings together a rare and exhilarating blend of academic excellence, social engagement, sporting prowess and cultural enrichment.
At St George's College we believe that developing the optimism and resilience students need to successfully navigate life is as important as academic education, and will enhance their engagement with
Through a variety of roles within the school, students at St Georges College can enjoy a range of opportunities to develop their their leadership skills.
It is a connection that we proudly and actively promote, because without our community, the school would not have flourished as it has done, and we would not enjoy the successes we achieve today.
Although principally a day school, Saints remains committed to keeping its boarding facilities open for a maximum intake of about 120 boarders. As in the past, we continually strive to upgrade and maintain our dormitories, shower and ablution blocks, as well as the boarders’ study places.
Boarding at St George’s should be considered a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT. Before any pupil is accepted into boarding, the boy and his parents will be interviewed by the hostel master. In the first instance, however, all applications for boarding must be addressed to the Headmaster.
Once the boys have been admitted into boarding, we seek to establish and maintain the closest possible links with the boys’ families.
Our aim, first of all, is to create and maintain an environment for the young where they can feel at home. As a Catholic and Jesuit-run school, we take cognisance of every pupil’s ‘three dimensions; that is, his physical and intellectual potential, as well as his spiritual needs. We aim to create a happy, peaceful and serene atmosphere where, as a result, the boys will flourish in the classroom and in their extramural activities.
Structures: Discipline, Interaction, and further operating Principles
Junior boarders (Forms I & II), middle group (Forms III & IV) and seniors, (L6 & U6) have separate boarding facilities. Hostel is managed by four duty masters and one boarding master, as well as prefects known and trusted for their sense of responsibility and qualities of leadership. Senior boys are housed and study in facilities altogether separate from the junior and middle group boarding facilities.
With large numbers living in relatively close quarters and frequently interacting with each other, we emphasise the values of such virtues as punctuality, manners, personal cleanliness, tidiness, respect and concern for other people’s lives and property, to name just a few.
Bullying is not tolerated in any of its various manifestations. ‘Skivvying’ is rigorously excluded. While the use of corporal punishment is not ruled out in principle and remains the Headmaster’s prerogative, this method of discipline has rarely been employed in the hostel in recent years.
Preferential Policy Places in boarding are reserved exclusively for those who reside outside the city of Harare. Only when these applications have been met can places then be offered to Harare-based boys.