CATHEDRAL OF ST GEORGE THE MARTYR
As a Christian school, faith is central and fundamental to life at St George’s. This is represented by the value we put in the Cathedral Parish Church, which we have been graciously allowed to use until such time as the School has its own Chapel. The Cathedral Church provides a pivot around which much of the daily life of the school is hinged, and all St George’s learners attend services at the Cathedral each week. These services are conducted by the School Chaplain or the Dean of the Cathedral who has graciously offered to help.
FIND OUT MORE
These services include those with a religious significance, such as funeral services, weddings of staff members, baptisms of members of the St George’s Diocesan School family, as well as celebratory services, like the valedictory service for the IGCSE, AS and A Level groups. We also congregate in the cathedral to celebrate Education Sunday, during which the school choir uplifts and regales us with song . Other special services, such as the Opening Assembly for the entire school and the Carol Service, are held on the school sports field, or at the College Amphitheatre.
In the classroom all teachers are expected to undertake and uphold the ethos and traditions of the school. Religious Education (RE) is part of the curriculum for the entire school. The Chaplain has teaching slots for all learners from Grade 8 right up to Grade 12. This ensures that the general values of life, derived from and founded on the teachings of the Christian faith, are inculcated in the learners of St George’s. We remain ever thankful to God for the rich heritage of the Christian faith that is part and parcel of the fabric of our school, and also for the way God is blessing the spread of His Gospel within the school and beyond.
Through the Christian faith we believe that students will be able to understand the deeper meaning of life. This is, in fact, the essence of the school motto, which is also the chorus to our school song “Credo ut intellegam”, which loosely translated means “I believe so that I may understand.” Thus, at St George’s we help our students to flourish and endure the spiritual vicissitudes of our times. As a school and Chaplaincy, we believe strongly in the wise teaching from the writer of Proverbs 22:6, who says “Teach children on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”.