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.
What is the Alumni Office?
The Alumni Office is run by Suzanne Robinson, the Alumni Officer. It acts as a link between OGs (Old Georgians), St George’s, the OGA (Old Georgians’ Association) and the EFFT (Ex Fide Fiducia Trust).
What’s the difference between the Alumni Office and the OGs’ Association?
The Alumni Office is based at the College, and is a Department within the School’s Administration block. The worldwide OG database is confidential in its entirety, and is maintained by the Alumni Office.
Every student (‘alumnus’) who leaves the College (or Hartmann House), at whatever form (or grade), is considered an OG forever. An alumnus will complete a basic valete form which is handed to the Alumni Department so that he can be added to the database – at absolutely no cost to him, whatsoever.
Apart from administering the database, the Alumni Department keeps members informed about events at the College and Hartmann House; it organises reunions; sets up networking and fundraising functions; distributes news about OGs, and is the ‘glue’ holding Old Georgians together all over the world.
In contrast, the OGs’ Association was established in 1921 and is an organisation run by its own Old Georgian members, based in Harare. Although linked to the College by virtue of those members, it’s independent of St George’s (and the Alumni Office) and is run by a committee voted for by local Old Georgians. Despite being based in Zimbabwe, the local chapter does not have any say in which other chapters, in other countries, run matters.
At present, no subscription fees are charged for membership of the OGs’ Association.
How does the Ex Fide Fiducia Trust (EFFT) fit in to St George’s and the OGs’ Association?
The EFFT was set up by a group of Old Georgians and formerly launched in April 2016. It is a legal vehicle based in the United Kingdom, through which assets or money for scholarships and pupil projects, are pledged for future College pupils. It was set up to outlive all Old Georgians, and this will ensure that it continues in perpetuity.
The Trust is the official fundraising vehicle for any appeals made to the Old Georgian fraternity, on behalf of St George’s or Hartmann House. The Trust also has charitable status, which means that UK-based donors can pledge amounts and claim tax back on contributions made.
Anyone can donate towards the Trust – an OG, a past parent, a staff member, even a Jesuit alumnus, safe in the knowledge that that gift will be treated exactly as per his/her wishes.
How can I contribute to the EFFT?
There are several ways in which to support the EFFT. As an individual donor, you could
Groups of donors, on the other hand, can contribute by getting a group together and pledging a joint amount.
What are the 2021 Celebrations?
In 2021, the OGs’ Association will celebrate its Centenary: 100 years of existence. To commemorate this, the Alumni Office has developed an extensive programme of events involving OGs, aimed at OGs’ enjoyment. Functions will focus on sport, culture, on historic aspects, on networking, on fundraising, and on Jesuit influences so that there’s something for everyone.
Preliminary dates for the Centenary Reunion Week have been set for Monday 24 July to Saturday 31 July 2021 inclusive.
Old Georgians: regardless of the date you left, and whether you completed six years or two years on campus, you’re invited to attend the Centenary Reunion with your partners and families. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity of being part of this momentous occasion.
NB : select Alumni as subject when you fill the form.