A gift towards Headmaster’s Initiatives allows our Headmaster to fund immediate priorities and to quickly fund opportunities and needs as they arise.
This year, these include:
Turf upgrade and New Scoreboard
In 2012, RSGC installed its first artificial turf field. It has been used daily, year-round, for team sports like soccer, rugby and flag football, as well as for practices, running and the many athletics in which our students participate, both competitively and recreationally. Our boys embraced this space and it quickly became one of the most highly used areas at the College, accessed by boys in all grades.
The turf regularly undergoes inspections and minor repairs. After multiple years of consistent use and enjoyment, the surface must be replaced to continue to provide optimum use for our boys. The new high-quality heated turf is designed to stay green for a lifetime and stand up to our harsh Canadian climate. The new surface will also provide a degree of cushion to help minimize scrapes and bruises on our active boys.
This upgrade will enhance both our Physical and health education program, and our competitive programming. A heated turf surface will alter our limited outdoor space from a three-season teaching/rec space to a safe year-round space that would be available for PHE classes and recreational time such as recess.
The turf upgrade will be complemented by a new scoreboard that connects to mobile devices and tablets to control outdoor scoreboards for a variety of sports. Using a bluetooth connection, an app will send commands to an interface box, which then directly controls the scoreboard via wired or wireless signal.
Student Wellness Initiatives
We are committed to consciously building joy at RSGC. Mental health is a critical part of well-being and must be integrated into everyday life at the College. Our wellness initiatives will include speakers and outreach opportunities, the presence of mental health professionals and community building activities designed to build joy and laughter into the school day.
The Innovation Fund encourages exploration of new practices amongst the RSGC faculty, supporting unique and innovative practices. The Fund allows our faculty to pilot creative and unique projects they hope will expand and improve teaching and learning practices and ultimately benefit their students. Part of the process includes assessment of projects in advance, then measuring and documenting effectiveness in practice, and identifying cross-over benefits for other departments.