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We live in a society which is continually evolving and yet, somehow, it has become generally accepted that schooling should not change. Many still hold expectations that what “used to work” is still what we should continue to do, but we are not the same, we are different because the world has changed and as part of the fundamental process of evolution, we have also changed. You don’t refuse to wear a pair of new shoes when one pair is worn out or outgrown? It doesn’t mean the old shoes are bad; they just don’t serve their purpose any longer. Providing an effective education is based on the premise of continual change which will prepare your children to be citizens of tomorrow who are able to face the challenge of constant change.
What is a good education? The purpose of a good education is to enable your children to reach their full potential as human beings, individually and as members of a society, by receiving an education which will enable them to think and act intelligently and purposefully. Most of all a good education develops curiosity, initiative, imagination and a sense of high personal self-esteem. It is formative and focused on personal development. This is what we work to achieve with your children.We are living in the 21st century, but often our schools are not. Our challenge is to reinvent schools for the 21st century – for the sake of your children, and for the benefit of our world. Making such a paradigm shift is not easy. People fear and mistrust change. After all, when any of us thinks of education, we usually think of what we knew as school – the way it has always been. 

That is how parents, policy makers, politicians and many students think of school. In spite of this, we have to make the paradigm shift to 21st century education if we are to give students the education and preparation they really need.So what is 21st century education? It is bold. It breaks the mold. It is flexible, creative, challenging, and complex. It addresses a rapidly changing world filled with fantastic new problems as well as exciting new possibilities. It is demanding academically, focused on individual formation and values. It promotes effective communication and the skills necessary to have the adaptability, innovation, creativity, thinking skills and knowledge to be able to face challenges and obstacles with success. Most of all it teaches students to accept and work with constant change.

Today’s kindergarteners will be retiring in the year 2074. We have no idea what the world will look in five years, much less 60 years, yet we have the responsibility of preparing our students for life in that world. Our students are facing many emerging issues such as global warming, famine, poverty, health issues, a global population explosion and other environmental and social issues. These issues lead to a need for students to be able to communicate, function effectively, and create change within a changing world.St George’s, therefore, is dedicated to providing your children with the skills, knowledge, and values which a modern, innovative 21st Century education should provide. By basing our Vision and Mission on the model of a British International School, one of the most internationally prestigious, effective, and innovative educational models in the world, we firmly believe that we can achieve our educational aims, and comply with our commitment to our parents and students, by providing your children with an education which will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

St George’s, therefore, is dedicated to providing your children with the skills, knowledge, and values which a modern, innovative 21st Century education should provide. By basing our Vision and Mission on the model of a British International School, one of the most internationally prestigious, effective, and innovative educational models in the world, we firmly believe that we can achieve our educational aims, and comply with our commitment to our parents and students, by providing your children with an education which will serve them well for the rest of their lives.  

James Norbury

Director General