Meet Our 2010 Scholarship Winner
Secretary Dominique Nash
presenting $1500 Scholarship cheque to Melanie Chin
Winners are often made through persistence; the recipient of the 2010 STGC-OBA
$1500 scholarship award proved just that. Not being undaunted by the prior
year’s result, Ms. Melanie Chin stuck in there and was recognized as this
year’s winner from a respectably qualified group of applicants.
Currently pursuing Communication Studies with the Management Option at the
Wilfred Laurier University with the eventual aim of Corporate Law, Melanie
continues to strive for academic excellence while demonstrating selfless
leadership skills in the broader social world of volunteerism. Among her
accomplishments are traveling to the Dominican Republic as a D.R.E.A.M.S.
(Dominican Republic Education and Medical Service) ambassador and organizer
assisting with housing and school building, receiving the Lieutenant-Governor
Award for volunteerism, and the creator of Dancers for Cancer, a charity dance
show in Georgetown, ON, raising more than $30,000 over two years toward the
fight against cancer.
Congratulations, Melanie, on a job well done. No doubt you will continue to make
an impression wherever you go.
Our thanks to the independent selection panel of Drs Louis Lee, Derrick
Haddad and Herbert Ho Ping Kong on their valued contribution in
choosing each year’s winner.
Celebrating St. George's Day
April 23rd 2010
Sea of Blue & White
assembled in Holy Trinity cathedral for St. George’s Day Mass
It was a wonderful bright, sunny
day; the Cathedral was in splendid shape and colors as the morning sun glimmered
through the windows and open doors and the students all 1200 of them filed into
Mass was short and sweet. But it
was the singing that was moving, reminding me of those days when 300 boys filled
the Cathedral with their voices.
After Mass the students with the
Band marched via South Camp Rd. then North Street (giving KC students a
disturbing moment) and up the school entrance ending in front of the O’Hare. The
cheer leaders then gave a superlative demonstration of their dancing. Thereafter
it was checking out the class displays in separate tents and the usual
clamouring for drinks and food. Soon after it was assembly time in the
auditorium where the principal gave a short speech thanking all the past
headmasters, and presenting a gift to Mr Van Hitchner the only one present.
Thereafter it was games time
matching up students against teachers
I really was happy I went and
enjoyed the day immensely. I was really impressed with the turnout of students
and how well the event was organised.
Sorry for those who missed it.
Enjoy the images.
Our thanks to Lloyd for capturing this event in word and pictures and
allowing us to share the experience with our readers.
Enjoying St. George’s Day celebrations
Principal Margaret Campbell, Coach Neville ( Bertis) Bell, past
principal Van Hitchener
Enthusiastic Georgian horn blower in marching band
Student display tents
Message From The Principal
Old Boys and Friends of St. George’s College
My congratulations to the members
of the new executive of the chapter. Thanks to both the outgoing executive and
new members for being such a wonderful example of service to others. On a point
of interest, Milton Hart and my husband started at St. George’s College
in the same year so I know (bias admitted) that he will do great things.
As we approach the end of the
academic year, we thank God for all His blessings despite the challenges that we
have faced. This week we had our final assembly; a Thanksgiving Service, before
the start of final examinations. We are now preparing for graduation when
Fred Kennedy will return to us for an afternoon, to deliver the graduation
address to a group of young men that he ushered into first form five years ago.
You would no doubt have heard of
our most recent challenge, when our CXC students were displaced as a result of
violence in West Kingston. We were hosted at Ardenne High School for one week.
The experience while difficult, reminded us of the best of St. George’s when
teachers and parents sacrificed time, talent and treasure to provide for the
welfare of the students. Parents and teachers contributed daily for lunch for
students in need, teachers intervened swiftly to ensure that all students from
the area were safe, and one parent housed students from the affected area for
the week to ensure that they were able to safely sit their examinations. The
week was a study in the compassion of members of the school community and the
extent to which we are a community that concerns itself with others.
We had a break-in at the College
during the week of disruption but through the help and support of many of you
and with special thanks to Carl Chang, we were able to resume school with
minimal inconvenience the following week.
Sacred Heart Garden
On a happier note, our teachers
have jumped on board in assisting with the improvement of the campus.
Mathematics teacher Alphonso Christie took on a project in the lower school area
to create a Sacred Heart Garden. It is now a beautiful green and
peaceful space. We also have a fabulously redecorated Supervisors’ office
thanks to First Form Supervisor and English teacher Stacey Wilson-Reynolds,
an impressively refurbished Religious Education foyer thanks to R.E. H.O.D.
Eugenie Ffrench and a striking new podium courtesy of Orville Jamieson H.O.D.
of Industrial Arts.
These are exciting times for the
College when members of the school community are working together in love of God
and others. How could we do otherwise than to declare the year a successful
one, where we have risen to the challenge of producing excellence for the
greater glory of God.
Thank you all for your ongoing
support and may God bless you all.