A student-initiated club led to some important conversations this year. Grade 12 students Andrew Martin and Kevin Tsambalieros created the Gender Studies Club because they knew that RSGC students had little opportunity to talk about some of the more controversial and interesting ideas based on gender norms.
In 2014, the boys in the Grade 6 class had a monthly visitor as part of the Roots of Empathy program. Kayla M. spent an hour a month in their classroom, where students got to interact with her and watch her grow, all while learning about empathy and the more practical details about raising a baby.
If you walk by the Design Engineering Studio (DES) at any given time, you will likely find Senior School boys in there working. But now you may also find a sprinkling of Grade 5 students. Senior Master Chris D’Arcy has designed a six-session program over a span of three weeks for the Grade 5’s.
The Action Project, which in previous years saw the boys in Grade 8 learn about social issues and attempt to come up with possible solutions, has shifted this year to working with the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).
Over 80 members of the Georgian community spent Mother’s Day morning running down Yonge Street for the Sporting Life 10K. Joining almost 17,500 athletes, Georgian students, staff, parents, alumni and past parents sported their distinctive Manners Maketh Men shirts for the race.
Leaving the comfort of Royal St. George’s College to head off to university is both exciting and daunting for the graduating class. While most Georgians stick to schools in Canada, the United Kingdom is becoming a popular destination for our students.
Thank you to all for celebrating the Back to the 80’s Prom Gala with us. Proceeds from this event will benefit the final phase of the Junior School Redevelopment Plan and ourManners Maketh Men Scholarship and Bursary Fund.
For many of us, our first full day on the Grade 11 outdoor education trip began at 4:45 am in the lobby of the Marriott hotel at the Calgary Airport. Although the staff at Alive Outdoors teaches the importance of challenges and expanding our comfort zones, I doubt this is what they had in mind.
RSGC’s debate team capped off a successful season with a first-place finish at the third and final Fulford League debate of the year. Grade 12 student Andrew Martin ended his RSGC debating career by winning the Aija Zommers Award for the Top Senior Speaker.
RSGC’s AP Capstone™ Seminar course is a very popular elective in the Senior School, with more than a third of boys in Grade 11 taking part in the extremely difficult class with a large workload. One of their main tasks throughout the course is to conduct several months’ worth of research into a topic of their choosing, write a 2,000-word paper about it and then publicly present and defend the findings of that paper.
Yes, that’s how our kids describe us, according to Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect, Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age and featured speaker in a packed Ketchum Hall on April 8.
The Grade 7s recently finished a project called 1 to 100, where each boy received a unique set of four numbers and was tasked to use those numbers and their math concepts to create 100 equations that resulted in the answer of every single number between 1 and 100.
A big part of Senior School life is Advisor Groups. The groups get together once a week and are led by a teacher who serves as the advisor of the same group for the majority of a student’s Senior School experience.
On February 7, members of our community came out to showcase their talents. Teacher Cathie Gryfe-Seeley, who has been both an organizer and a performer, was incredibly impressed by this year’s show and proud of the performers.
The U16 basketball team, with co-coaches Mike Ruscitti and Peter Sarellas, had an incredible regular season with an 8-0 record. Mr. Ruscitti, who has been coaching at the school for the past eight years, can’t remember going undefeated. So, what has made this team work so well together?
No one tells you when you’re a teenager that one day, you’ll morph into your own parent, trying to find your way through the mass amounts of information about vaping, JUULs, edibles and opioids. Parenting is not for the faint of heart.
The boys have a new pin to add to their lapels and while it looks a regular Georgian shield, it’s actually related to mental health. Phys Ed teacher Adrian Thornbury came up with the idea of the RSGC - coloured shield after being inspired by the indigenous medicine wheel and the concept of “mind, body and spirit”.
In the Senior School, boys were asked to take the time to write down on a card something that they’re struggle with. The cards would be shared with their classmates and posted on a wall in the main office.
Royal St. George's College is an independent school for boys located in The Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school admits boys from Grades 3 through 12. Our mission is to challenge and inspire each of our students to become the best version of himself.