Parents' Association

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The St. George’s Parents' Association (SGPA) includes all parents and guardians of boys attending the School. 

The SGPA Board works on behalf of the St. George’s Community to facilitate and coordinate parent engagement. Through its many events, its role is to create a vibrant community where parents participate through volunteering their time and talent for the betterment of our boys, the School, and parents themselves.
 
As a wonderful by-product of many SGPA events, substantial funds are raised to support the School. Important examples of the impact of SGPA fundraising efforts:
  • Support for the Head of School’s Fund which allows for immediate financial intervention for Saints families experiencing loss or difficulty; and
  • Enhancement of programs with new equipment and/or amenities.

What we do...

Saints Fair

The Saints Fair is a beloved St. George’s School tradition, bringing together the community in the spirit of volunteerism. The Fair takes place on the Junior School Campus on the first Saturday of May but planning for the event starts almost as soon as the previous Fair ends.

Led by two Head Convenors and a team of “booth” convenors, the Fair offers food, activities, and a healthy dose of fun. This is the single largest volunteer opportunity at the School and a great way for new parents to feel engaged and to make new friends.
Learn more about this year's fair.

BoyOBoy Coffee Talk Series

BoyOBoy is a parent education speaker series, run by the SGPA in partnership with the School.  The goal of this series was to provide insight and generate conversations within our community on various topics. Sessions are conducted as panel discussions and included a featured expert along with members of the faculty, and a parent Q&A section. 
Learn more about the BoyOBoy Coffee Talk series

Saints Spirit Run

New for 2021, the 4.5 km run is led by Grade 12 students.  The route begins  at the Junior School, proceeds through Pacific Spirit Park, with participants crossing the finish line back in front of the Junior School. Volunteer cheer squads line the route making this a loud and “spirited” event. Each participant is awarded a student-designed medal. The event welcomes all members of the Saints Community: you can walk, run, cheer, or volunteer!

2021 Race results 
2021 Photos from volunteer photographers
2021 Professional photos by Rob Shaer

Staff Appreciation

Our amazing faculty and staff missed out on their well-deserved Staff Appreciation Day in April 2020. To make things right,  the SGPA decided to create #4weeksourtreat, a staff appreciation event to reflect the parent community's ongoing gratitude. Each week for four weeks, the names of all faculty and staff were entered into a random draw to receive prizes and gift cards as “our treat”. All winners were revealed through a series of quirky and entertaining videos created and produced by Board members of the SGPA.

Because nothing is too good for our faculty and staff,  the SGPA also brought “Yoda Best” to the Junior and Senior School campuses in May. Faculty and staff enjoyed customized out-of-this-galaxy beverages and snacks from locally-owned small business, Kafka Coffee Truck. The Force (and a liberal dose of caffeine) was with us!

Grade Parent Events

Each grade at St. George's School has a creative team of parents who plan parent and student events. The Grade Parents are the social hub for each grade and the communications connector between parents and the SGPA. They organize activities and events for parents and boys and are often called upon to support teacher and School initiatives.  

This year, we heard about fun online events where the community cooked, saw magic shows, were provided out-of-the-box tutorials and so much more. We are so grateful to these extended members of the SGPA for all their work.

...and more!

Wheel-By Welcome
When you can’t host the traditional Welcome Back BBQ, greet new parents with a Wheel-by Welcome! New parents to both the Junior and Senior Schools were met  by SGPA Grade Parents bearing gifts on Orientation Day. While the new boys went inside to learn about their teachers and classrooms, enthusiastic Grade Parents gave out mugs, information, and an early indication of the vibrant community these new families were joining.

Used Uniform Sales 
When your son loses his tie (again!), do not lose heart. The SGPA supports the environment and SGPA events through regular used uniform sales.

Saints Soirée 
Sometimes you just need to dance - and mingle, and meet new people.  We look forward to being able to bring back the Soirée when circumstances make it possible.
St. George’s School acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation.

Contributions to St. George's School are tax creditable as prescribed by Canadian law. St. George's School's Charitable Registration Number is: 11917-5511 RR0001.
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