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BUILDING FINE YOUNG MEN.

ONE BOY AT A TIME BRINGING THE STRATEGIC PLAN TO LIFE

2012-2013


The 2012-13 school year was our second year of implanting the Strategic Plan, One Boy at a Time. The plan was approved in 2011, and will carry us through a ten-year cycle of improvement, discovery and measurement. Its overriding purpose is to strengthen our ability to build fine young men, as we establish St. George’s School Canada’s World School for Boys. Building on our accomplishments of last year, various teams worked over the course of the year on a number of key initiatives, and in May of 2013, a large group including faculty, staff, students, parents and Georgians met to review our progress and to ensure that we remain focused on the key priorities of the plan: A Boy’s Learning; A Boy of Character; a Boy of the World; and A World School. Much was accomplished in 2012-13 in all four priority areas; we are most proud of some of the following key initiatives: •W  e

developed a Growth & Renewal Program for our faculty, with ongoing emphasis on Professional Development and collaboration.

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

•W  e completed the Campus Master Plan and are now developing

our implementation plans (see page 12-13). •F  ocusing

constantly on our Core Values, we now include them as a measure in our Junior School Report Cards.

•S  ervice

Learning opportunities have been expanded for our students both in Vancouver and internationally.

•A 

Green Audit was launched in support of our environmental sustainability priority, as a first step in a multi-faceted plan.

•A  comprehensive long-term plan for the future of our Boarding

Program was developed as part of a bold vision for the future of Boarding at the School. Please see pages 10 and 11 for the full Strategic Plan update. We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions; please direct them to the Headmaster’s Office, care of Nancy Kudryk: nkudryk@stgeorges.bc.ca Sine Timore Aut Favore

DR. TOM MATTHEWS Headmaster

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2011-2021

2011-2012 STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

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MISSION WE BUILD FINE YOUNG MEN.

Our Mission is to inspire our students to become fine young men who will shape positive futures for themselves, their families, and the global community.

We are c om m i t t e d t o b e i n g a wo r l d lead er in t h e e d u ca t i o n o f b oy s . Our

VISION is to be known as

CANADA’S WORLD SCHOOL FOR BOYS We aspire to be a school of international significance, one that will graduate young men with a global outlook who are able to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world. Through its diversity, our student body will be more representative of the larger world beyond our campus.

WE BELIEVE IN: Character Development Breadth of Program Meeting the Learning Needs of Boys Core Academic and 21st Century Global Skills Personal Wellness Continuous School Improvement OUR BOYS WILL BE INSPIRED TO BECOME

GOOD MEN!


well-rounded CHA R ACTER I STI CS O F A

SAINTS BOY...

A L I F E - LO N G L E A R N E R

well-educated

serving his community

HAVING A GLOBAL OUTLOOK

CREATIVE A LEADER PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

ENTREPRENEURIAL

ETHICAL

A PROBLEM SOLVER

A FINE YOUNG MAN


An extension of honesty; doing the right thing even if no one is watching.

INTEGRITY Feeling regard and even admiration for yourself and for others; it is being thoughtful and considerate of others.

RESPECT A St. George’s boy shows Integrity when he does the right thing even though everyone else is not; he is honest.

A St. George’s boy shows Respect when he does not judge people; he is polite.

The ability to be humble, not to be big-headed or boastful, and to recognize that we all still have a lot to learn.

HUMILITY

RESPONSIBILITY

A St. George’s boy shows Responsibility when he takes care of his belongings and his community; he works to the full extent of his abilities.

A St. George’s boy shows Humility when he understands he has more to learn; he wins and loses graciously.

EMPATHY

Being accountable, doing our best to meet our commitments and to keep our word.

RESILIENCE

An extension of courage. It’s the ability to recover quickly and to not give up when beset by setbacks and disappointments.

A St. George’s boy shows Resilience when he keeps on going and going and going; he stays positive after a setback. A St. George’s boy shows Empathy when he cares for others; he does not hold a grudge. The ability to move beyond ourselves, to identify with others, to walk a mile in another’s shoes.

THESE ARE OUR CORE VALUES


2012 - 2013

STRATEGIC PLAN PROGRESS THE FOUR PRIORITIES THAT GUIDE US...

A

A BOY’S LEARNING:

embracing a boy-centred approach to teaching and learning

•W  e have completed a Growth & Renewal Plan to

guide best-practices in teaching . •W  e continue to develop our understanding of

research on how boys learn best and use it in our teaching practice. •W  e are developing an innovative technology plan to

enhance student learning. •W  e are committed to building world-class facilities to

allow for the best teaching in the best spaces possible. •W  e are experimenting with innovations in teaching

methods, space and design in our Pilot Learning Projects underway in both schools.

B

A BOY OF CHARACTER:

character education is about educating the minds, hands and hearts of our students

•W  e are infusing character education in all elements of

the curriculum. •W  e model our six core values in all that we do

as a community. •W  e teach boys about mentorship, service and

finding their own ‘voice’. •W  e constantly strive to expand leadership

opportunities for boys in all aspects of school life. •W  e develop a shared purpose through

strong partnerships.

C

A BOY OF THE WORLD: global mindedness and environmental stewardship are important to us all

•W  e teach social and environmental responsibility

D

A WORLD SCHOOL:

bringing global diversity to St. George’s through a world-class boarding program

•W  e are committed to bringing the best and brightest

as we try to understand the global issues facing our

boys from across Canada and around the world to

lives today.

St. George’s, and will grow our Scholarship and

•W  e offer opportunities to all boys to learn about

environmental best practices, and we encourage them to think creatively about how to solve our global challenges. •W  e model sustainable building principles and

continue to engage students, staff, and faculty in the “greening” of Saints. •W  e embrace the very special qualities of our

location between old forest, ocean and mountains, and we use them to guide our teaching and learning.

Bursary Program to allow them to attend. •W  e will continue to broaden and diversify the

boarding population. •W  e will continue to increase the seven-day Boarders

in our program to allow for a broader residential life curriculum. •W  e work hard to integrate and connect day boys and

faculty with residential boarders. •W  e have developed a bold vision and plan for the

long-term future of boarding.


OUR CAMPUS MASTER PLAN HAS BEEN COMPLETED

JUNIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS

SENIOR SCHOOL CAMPUS A widely consultative process over more than 18 months has now evolved into a plan to guide our facility needs. We have identified the barriers to us being able to fully deliver on the promise of excellence in teaching and learning for the 21st century. We have a plan to remove these barriers and we have taken the advice of world-class experts in the conception and design of exceptional educational environments.


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ONE BOY AT A TIME:

BuildiNg fiNE YOuNg mEN.

ONE BOY AT A TIME.

A Strategic Plan for St. George’s School 2011 - 2021

BriNgiNg thE StratEgic PlaN tO lifE: 1

ONE SCHOOL

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What did we accomplish during 2011-2012

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STRATEGIC PLAN 2011-2021

2011-2012 STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

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