St George's Day 2016
This year we celebrated 80 years of St George’s Schools. We spent Founders Weekend celebrating through a number of events. Below you can find the addresses by the Head Boy and Head Girl of St George’s College at the St George’s Day Assembly 2016.
Address by Head Boy, Nathan Isaac
Good morning staff, guests and pupils of St George’s.
I’d just like to say a special welcome to Vuvu who although I only knew for one year taught me so much, her abilities as a leader, an academic, on the sports field and in making every person no matter who they were feel like a friend is something I strive to take after, and it’s fantastic to see you back again so once again welcome to you Vuvu.
When I was told that I’d have the privilege of saying a few words as to what St Georges means to me I wasn’t too sure what to say, but after giving it some thought I believe I could define St George’s as one thing, and that’s..home. St George’s much like a home has been all I’ve known for the last 13 years of my life, St George’s to be quite frank is all I know…which is what makes stepping out next year so daunting since everything I’ve known and become accustomed to is soon to change, but needless to say I’ve been well prepared. Who I am as a person today I owe to St George’s, I’ve grown as person spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and have quite literally grown if you were to look at pictures in the school magazine from 3 or 4 years ago, but everything I’ve learnt and everything I know is as a result of this amazing place that I’m blessed enough to call my home, and as honoured as I am to stand before you on such a momentous occasion, you should know that on the sports field, blue red and white is the badge for which I fight, and I believe with all my heart that once a saint always a saint, and I’m proud to say that say that I’m a part of 80 years’ worth of legacy and many more to come.
Address by Head Girl, Sibongile Mhlantla
Good morning Mr Hall, Mr Bolton, staff, honoured guests and fellow students. Today I would like to share with you why I am proud to be a St Georgian.
My St George’s journey began in 2013. I had just moved back to PE from Johannesburg and was interested to see what it would be like to be in such a small school. What would it feel like to be more than just a number?
I’ve been at the College now for four years, and I can tell you one thing. It feels amazing to be more than just a number. To be in a place where people know your middle name and not just your first name. A place where even the teachers call you by your nickname. It is a privilege to be in a place where you can feel like you belong. A place that celebrates your quirks, uniqueness and creativity. A school that cares more about your emotional intelligence than your actual intelligence. A school that encourages service above self. I’m proud to be part of a school that goes out of its way to ensure we get the chance to give back.
I am proud to be a St Georgian because St George’s has taught me to strive for more. To achieve more than I ever thought I could. St George’s teaches you to reach for the moon so that even if you fail you’ll land among the stars.