For the Saints community, as well as for people around the world, these are unsettling times. The situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly, and all of us are learning new ways of conducting our daily lives, working from home, and interacting with one another. For the School, a key priority continues to be the well-being of our community members, including our students, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni.
St. George’s is a strong and cohesive community. In the coming weeks, we will face additional challenges, and we will continue to adapt to the changing circumstances. Nevertheless, I am confident in our ability, not just to weather this storm, but also to play a positive role in slowing the spread of the virus, in maintaining a sense of calm and shared responsibility, and in offering mutual support within our community and beyond. We will continue to use our Core Values as our touchstone—empathy, humility, integrity, respect, resilience and responsibility.
In particular, for the benefit of our students, we are determined to maintain a sense of normalcy, to establish new routines, and to minimize the disruption to the educational program. Through our ‘learning from home’ model, we will ensure that our students are able to continue with their ongoing educational experience. Their learning will not be compromised, nor their ability to complete their academic year and, in the case of the Grade 12s, to graduate.
On behalf of everyone at St. George’s, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of the medical community and others providing essential services. These dedicated individuals are hard at work on the front lines, sometimes at risk of exposure to themselves. We cannot express our gratitude enough for all of the work they are doing to protect the public and to help manage the pandemic. Many of them, of course, are members of the Saints community, and we are very proud of them.
For the benefit of our community, we have added this section to our website.
Dr. Tom Matthews