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The Book - Student Handbook 2013-2014 - St. George's School

The Book - Student Handbook 2013-2014 - St. George's School


ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORSSt. George’s School is a not-for-profit society, run by a Board of Directors consisting of currentand past parents, Georgians (Old Boys), and Friends of the School. To access a list of the School’sBoard of Directors, please click here.ST. GEORGE’S PARENTS ASSOCIATIONFor more information and to access a list of the St. George’s Parents Association Board, includingthis year’s Fair Convenors, please visit St. George’s School Parents Association (SGPA) is a vibrant and inclusive community ofparents who volunteer their time and talent for the betterment of the boys, the School, and theparents themselves. For 60 years, the SGPA has been dedicated to:• promoting the interests and welfare of students• supplying equipment and other means of educational assistance; and• contributing to the amenities of their school lifeParents become joint members of the SGPA when their son enters the School. A $25 membershipfee is automatically charged to each student’s account to support the Association’s volunteeroperations.GET INVOLVED – parents@stgeorges.bc.caAs a parent of St. George’s School, there are many ways you can support your son’s school lifeand activities. If you have hours or only minutes each month, there are over 60 opportunities foryou to get involved. Here are a few examples:1. St. George’s School Parents Association – Become a volunteeron an SGPA Committee or a Grade Parent, join the SGPABoard, or volunteer in the many programs we support.2. BoyOBoy Speakers Series – Three speakers are featured each year. TheSeries is a collaborative effort between faculty and parent volunteers,providing parent resources helpful in the raising of our children.3. Annual Welcome Back BBQ – is a great get-together opportunity for the St.George’s community. Parent volunteers make this a fun and smooth-running event.USED UNIFORMSOur Parents Association supports the school community with the re-sale of gently used St.George’s uniform pieces and athletic wear at reasonable prices. This is an affordable way toreplace articles that are lost or outgrown during the year.Our two major sales are on the day before School starts in September and on Fair Day in May.Used Uniforms are also available for sale monthly during our “Sales Days” at the Junior School.Sales dates and locations are available here.ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL FAIROccuring each May since 1953, this is the Association’s major fundraiser and community event.Every year, on the first Saturday in May, students, parents, faculty and staff, Old Boys, andneighbours come together for a fun-filled day of food, fun, games, and shopping. We encourageevery parent to participate. The money raised at the Fair enhances curricular and extracurricularactivities for students in the areas of arts, athletics, technology, program enhancement, and clubs.The Association Endowment Fund is also supported annually by the Fair. Through this fund, theAssociation awards six scholarships (one per Grades 6 through 11) to boys who demonstrateachievement in academic and extracurricular endeavours.CONTACT INFORMATIONContact the Association Office (located on the main floor of the Junior School)Email: parents@stgeorges.bc.caPhone: 604-222-5812Website: BOOK | PAGE 12

THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND PROVISION OF INFORMATIONStudent information is gathered with a view to best serving the educational interests of each student and family. Student files areregarded as private and access to personal information is limited to administrators, relevant teachers, medical staff, and counsellors.Requests for information from other schools are limited to report card marks, transcripts, attendance records, and the ‘StudentLearning Plan’. Discipline records, health documents, counselling intervention, and related psychological testing are not availableto other schools without the express written consent of the legal guardian / parent. Students and parents have the right to viewtheir personal files, in the presence of a school administrator.St. George’s School is responsible for maintaining and protecting the personal information under its control. In fulfilling thismandate, the School has designated an individual who is accountable for the School’s compliance with the Ten Privacy Principles.The Privacy Officer at St. George’s School is Karen Potter, Director of Human Resources.SCHOOL STOREWe are pleased to offer two conveniently located stores that carry not only all of the standard required uniforms, but alsogiftware, fan ware, basic school supplies and much more.The Senior School Store is located in Room #117 on the lower level of the Senior School building. The regular hours of operationare 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and reduced hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the summer months.The Junior School Store is located on the second floor of the Junior School building beside the Admissions Office. The regularhours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and increased hours of operation during thesummer months are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday in July and Monday to Friday in August.For further information on the Stores, please visit: store page.Parents should purchase all of the school uniform items from the School Stores. Proceeds from the stores’ sales help to fundscholarships and bursaries for St. George’s students.Although appointments are not necessary, you may call ahead if your son is a new student and will require a complete outfitting.Please be reminded that the last two weeks of August are an extremely busy time and we highly recommend that you make yourpurchases well ahead of this time frame.All store purchases can be charged to your son’s school account through his student number, or if you prefer, we accept Visa, MC,Amex, debit and cash.We do not accept returns or exchanges on any used or labelled items. All returns will be refunded using the method of paymentthat was used at the time of the original purchase, as long as it is within 30 days of the purchase date and you have a proof ofpurchase. We ask that you take any items to the store location where you originally purchased the item, in case we need to assistyou in printing a copy of your original receipt.CONTACT INFORMATION:Senior Store: Junior Store: Ashwin BennyT: 604-221-3899 T: 604-222-5858 Head of abenny@stgeorges.bc.caTHE BOOK | PAGE 13

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