St George’s celebrates 125th anniversary
ONE of Zimbabwe’s top learning institutions, St George’s College, today celebrates 125 years of existence and offering Jesuit education.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the celebrations, which will run through the year, would be launched today through a virtual mass to be attended online by hundreds of students, staff, friends, families and old students whose association, the Old Georgians, celebrates 100 years today.
The St George’s 125th anniversary celebrations would be running under the theme, “Celebrating Faith, Family and Action” with current and former learners residing in Zimbabwe, the region and around taking part.
The Rector of St George’s College, Father Joe Arimoso SJ, said right from inception, Jesuit priests set very high standards in the area of academics, cultural and extra curricula activities to ensure achievement of all round excellence, a key tenet undergirding Jesuit education.
“The heart and mind to work with others for the good of all in the service of the Kingdom of God,” Arimoso said.
A critical component of learning at the college is expressed through the principle of “Men and Women for and with others”, which makes it mandatory for a student to undertake a project to serve the community before they can be accepted for Lower Six.
“Our community spirit and college family have remained strong throughout the decades.
“Teaching and learning at St George’s is based on the most up-to-date methods which have seen classrooms being redesigned to be contemporary learning spaces which embrace the latest technology,” St George’s headmaster John Farrelly said.
Farrelly added that another latest development at the institution has been the enrolment of female students to align with the 2019 Jesuit Universal Apostolic Preferences “to include the excluded”.