Previously an informal group known as the Georgeians (original spelling), the alumni body was incorporated under the Society Act on January 17, 1950, under the name of The St. George's Old Boys' Association.
Guardians of School Tradition
So from where did the term "Georgeian" come? Beneath the old stained-glass window of St. George in the Junior School chapel is a plaque that commemorates the lives and memories of those students and masters who gave their lives in service during WWII. Both the window and plaque were gifts presented to the School by the Old Boys Association (OBA).
The Old Boys Today
Today, the OBA Alumni are the foundation of the School. In fact, some might even say that the alumni are the School. With more than 6,000 living alumni, the OBA Alumni make up the largest constituency of the St. George's community. They span the globe in 42 countries. The OBA Alumni are leaders in business, law, medicine, politics, and education – just to name a few professions. Moreover, they are leaders of their communities, who understand the importance of giving back.
However, perhaps their most important achievements are the less tangible things in life: a sense of honour and duty, values of friendship and fraternity, and a strong moral character. These are the qualities that define a St. George's boy. Every day, alumni around the world are living and leading by this example.
As such, OBA Alumni can look back to the School that helped shaped the men that they are today. They fondly recall friends, teachers, and others at Saints who had a profound impact on their lives. That is why year after year, alumni return to the School that influenced them, and why they take a keen interest in what is currently happening at St. George's.
Many OBA Alumni are actively involved in the School, whether it is returning for Reunion Weekend, remembering the School's sacrifice in service of its country in the Second World War, coming out for the Old Boys' Annual Dinner, participating in the Stancombe Invitational Golf Tournament, and giving back financially to support their school.
The School appreciates the vital role that the OBA Alumni play in the greater St. George's community and it will continue to keep them informed and to actively engage them with School life.