Why Is St George’s Special To Me? | Zoe Christodoulou

May 3, 2016

I started my school career here at St George’s Pre-Primary spending 3 years there before I came to the Prep. I am now in Grade 7 and I can’t believe that at the end of this year, I will be saying good-bye to this school.

My brother Andrew, who was also here, often comes home and says, “Zoe, you do know how special St George’s is right?” Then he walks off as if he has just stated something really profound, the way big brothers always do.

But do you know what? He is actually right. This is a special school and I am going to tell you just how special it is.

This school was founded in 1936 by Raymond Hutchinson to provide a private school education for boys aged 7 – 14.

The house has undergone a few changes over the years, but many of the original features are still present today.

To me St George’s is a warm, friendly, family-orientated school with very caring and nurturing teachers. They let us grow and develop our talents.

Academically, I know how fortunate I am to have such individual attention from my teachers in class. It makes a lot of sense to me that smaller classes improve academic performance and results. I know this for sure because all my brother’s friends from St George’s Prep are doing so well at high school.

Here at St George’s, sport plays an important role in our education and we are lucky enough to know that it is valued and recognised. Because we get exposed to so many different types of sports, this gives us a good foundation for high school years when we can choose in which sport to specialise. Although coaching is taken seriously, we are encouraged to have fun and enjoy ourselves. Emphasis is not on winning but on how we play the game and work together as a team. We are competitive with many schools and often go on tours to various sport festivals.

All of these things build character traits like determination, perseverance and self-belief.

St George’s also has a wonderful music department where a large range of instruments are taught and can be heard in our very own school band.

Drama is offered and many successful productions have taken place in our school hall.

Lastly, I would just like to say that on any given day here at this very Special school, I know that all my teachers here, from Grade 1 through to Grade 7, have my back.

And this is because they know me.

You can’t say that about many other schools.

Zoe Christodoulou

Grade 7 Class of 2016