In 2021, St George’s College will be celebrating 125 years and alongside this the Old Georgians Association will be celebrating its Centenary (100 years).
St George's College brings together a rare and exhilarating blend of academic excellence, social engagement, sporting prowess and cultural enrichment.
St George's College offers a comprehensive curriculum to cater for all our pupils’ aspirations.
Our Jesuit Ethos flows from the twofold commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ which stresses the love of God and love of one’s neighbour.
We offer a comprehensive cultural programme which provides pupils the opportunity to develop skills needed in a changing world, and to learn the value of doing everything for the Greater Glory of God.
We have a variety of activities that take place during the term. We are keen to keep you informed on up and coming events you maybe interested in.
The House System is a means of engendering spirit and co-operation among the pupils, by organising and encouraging competition between the Houses – often on a basis other than purely by age or ability (named – no doubt – after the inter-Residence competitions typical of boarding schools and residential colleges). The House System is unique, structurally, in that Houses are the only groups within the College that are organised vertically rather than horizontally. They provide boys of more general ability with an opportunity to make a contribution to school life and be acknowledged for doing so.
The Houses at St George’s are named after four prominent Jesuits, who were among the Founding Fathers of St George’s Public School in Bulawayo:
The House System started on Wednesday March 16, 1938, with three Houses. The fourth House – Johanny – was inaugurated in 1982. Each boy is allocated to one of four Houses – ideally to the same House as his previous relatives (e.g. brother, father, grandfather) – but otherwise on a “fair and random basis” – so that the numbers (and hopefully the abilities) in each of the Houses are ostensibly the same.
Each House has approximately 12 senior boys to manage its activities. These include a Head of House, College Prefects and selected House Prefects. In addition, five members of the teaching staff are allocated to each House, and also a House Master to supervise the House.