St George’s Diocesan School

Nestled amongst the hills of central Windhoek is where you’ll find St George’s Diocesan School. Founded on 8 July 1919, it is one of the oldest educational institutions in Namibia. The school opened with 27 pupils, and primarily girls and boys up to the age of twelve were allowed to attend.

In January 2003, St George’s School’s curriculum was extended to include Grade 8 and in 2007, when our first Grade 12s wrote their NSSC examinations, we could officially say we offer all three phases of education – pre-primary, primary and secondary.

St George’s School belongs to the Anglican Diocese of Namibia, with the Bishop of the Diocese as Visitor and Chairman of the School Council. The Christian faith is taught and upheld in the ethos and life of the school, and our programme includes regular visits to the Cathedral.

St George’s is dedicated to providing children of all races, creeds and nationalities in Namibia with quality education that is innovative and exciting, in a nurturing environment where our scholars can reach their full potential, based on Christian values.

Our vision: To create responsible, independent-thinking individuals who have the knowledge, attitude and skills to be successful in an ever-changing world.

Curriculum
The Prep School follows an extended Namibian Curriculum, with the Pre-Primary focussing on the ISASA Early Childhood Development Curriculum. The College follows the Cambridge International Curriculum, as well as the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC) Curriculum.

Services
St George’s is the only International Round Square School in Namibia. Our students annually attend African Regional Conferences and International Conferences. In addition, each grade takes part in a yearly outing that compliments the Adventure and Environmental Stewardship component of Round Square. All students are involved in service projects within the school, around Windhoek, and even as far as Rehoboth and Witvlei.

St George’s is the first Apple Lighthouse School in Namibia. St George’s embarked on this exciting programme in 2014, by introducing Apple in Education to the school. At the same time we established an e-learning platform at our school and together with the use of iPads, we are able to enhance our students’ learning experience.

We also offer After Care from Grade 00-3, and Supervised Study Sessions for College students in Grades 11 & 12.

Events
St George’s Round Square Cycle Challenge: Students and teachers participate in this amazing 13-day Cycle Challenge through Namibia and Botswana, taking on 70-80km per day. The event is part of the school’s Round Square Adventure project and 2017 will be the second year we take on this adventure.

Choir Tour to South Africa 2017: The Prep School’s Senior Choir will be touring to Stellenbosch and Cape Town during May, to participate in the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod and the ATKV Applous Competition in Cape Town. They will also be singing in the St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.

Dragon Day: Held each year to welcome new students to the College. This is a fun day with activities such as three-legged-soccer, sack races, water slides and a watermelon festival.

Grade Outings: Every grade takes part in this activity and highlights include the Grade 7 Orange River Hike, Grade 9 Cycle Tour from Windhoek to Swakopmund, and the Grade 11 Orange River Canoe Outing.

Inter-house Events: The School is divided into three houses, which represent some the most important figures in its history. Each year these houses compete against each other during various Inter-house Competitions like athletics, swimming galas, sports day, cross country races, and a hockey fun day.

PTFA Fundraising Events: Includes a Culture & Cuisine Day, Cinema Evening, and Gala Dinner.

Farewell Events: Grade 7 & Grade 12 Farewells.

Founders’ Day: Celebrating our existence.

Associations
ISASA – Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (www.isasa.org): ISASA is the oldest, largest and most inclusive independent (private) school association in Southern Africa. It is a non-profit organisation that provides its members with services to protect their interests, promote best practice and support quality education. Membership is voluntary and ISASA is not a governing body for schools.

Round Square Organisation (www.roundsquare.org): Round Square is a worldwide network of about 180 innovative schools in 50 countries across six continents. Those schools share a holistic approach to learning built around six IDEALS: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.

Sport Activities
Archery, athletics, cricket, netball, hockey, rugby, soccer and basketball

Other Extra-Curricular Activities
Prep School: Pottery, cribbage, craft club, drama, junior & senior choir
Other: Music (piano & recorder); The Quill Club: A writing club at the College; iPress Team: An Apple initiative at the College; Honours Academy

Contact details
Executive Head:
Mrs Riette Hanekom – rh@stgeorgesnamibia.com
PA to the Executive Head:
Wendy Williams –¬¬¬ wendy@stgeorgesnamibia.com
Tel: +264 61 234 133
Fax: +264 61 234 134

Deputy Head – Prep School:
Mr Pieter de Villiers – pdv@stgeorgesnamibia.com
PA to Deputy Head Prep:
Helen Prinsloo – helenp@stgeorgesnamibia.com
Tel: +264 61 237 456
Fax: +264 61 230 730
E-Mail Reception: preprecep@stgeorgesnamibia.com

Deputy Head – College: Mrs Berdine Beukes – bb@stgeorgesnamibia.com
Admin Manager:
Anthea Francis – admin@stgeorgesnamibia.com
Tel: +264 61 234 133
Fax: +264 61 234 134
E-Mail Reception: colrecep@stgeorgesnamibia.com
www.stgeorgesnamibia.com