At St. George's, parent involvement has been a long-standing tradition and important part of the fabric of our school. Our families have one important thing in common which is a dedication to our school and mission. The partnership between St. George's and its parents serves to strengthen our programs and sets a positive example for our students.
There are many ways for families to participate in St. George's events and activities. Every parent is automatically a member of the Parent Activity Committee (PAC) which meets regularly to plan and organize a number of school activities. The PAC is instrumental in keeping parents informed at the grade level through parents who volunteer to be Class Parent Reps.
The School relies on its parents to fill a number of volunteer positions including Board and School committee memberships, Community Service leaders, and curriculum-related initiatives such as Science Fair judges, guest speakers and Career Fair exhibitors.
Volunteer Opportunities at St. George’s
At St. George's, parent involvement has been a long-standing tradition and important part of the fabric of our school. Our families have one important thing in common which is a dedication to our school. The partnership between St. George's and its parents serves to strengthen our programs and sets a positive example for our students.
Below are details of the many ways that you can become involved at St. George’s:
Directors' Circle – A small group of parents who support the Performing Arts Department. Primary responsibilities are to provide cast and crew with snacks during performance intermission and to arrange to feed cast and crew if and when rehearsing off-site, to solicit ads for program books, to provide “front of house” support during all theatre productions (ie: tickets) and to purchase thank you gifts for production team members.
For more information please contact Elin Oldland at ElinO@hatley.com.
Parent Activity Committee (PAC) – The PAC provides a unique opportunity for all parents to engage in school life by supporting a variety of school activities to benefit our students. Please feel free to participate in as many events as your schedule permits. Some examples of PAC responsibilities & activities include Class Parents, Red & Blue Day, Teacher Appreciation Events, Read & Recycle, Winter Carnival and more.
For more information please contact co-chairs Laurie Shapiro, Brenda Metzen and Rachel Cobrin at StGeorgesPAC@gmail.com.
Integrative Project Panel Member - All students in Grade 11 choose, plan and execute a project related to a social issue that they consider important. Students make a brief presentation of their projects to a panel comprised of teachers and administrators, parents and alumni, as well as other socially active community members.
For more information please contact Brian Foote at email@example.com.
Career Fair Exhibitor - St. George’s Career Fair is an opportunity for students to meet with professionals in order to gain insight into various fields and careers and expose students to career options that they may not be aware of.
For more information please contact Jacqueline Lemieux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Learning Pods - As parent volunteers, you accompany small groups of students to a service organization and support them in gaining meaning from their experiences.
For more information please contact Danielle Delhaes at email@example.com.
Science Mentors - At St. George’s, strong Grade 10 science students are often paired with a science mentor to develop a robust Grade 11 Science Fair project. This relationship represents an incredible opportunity for our students to explore the world of science and be exposed to career opportunities.
If you are interested in becoming a science mentor, please contact Danielle Delhaes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Speaker Series
There are a number of Guest Speaker series at St. George’s:
The Robert T. Leicester Memorial Lecture
Named after popular Head of School (1966-1975) and history buff Robert “Bob” Leicester, this longstanding St. George’s tradition invites historians, social commentators, politicians and visionaries to address students as part of their culture and ideology curriculum.
Alumni Speaker Series
As part of our commitment to provide students with opportunities to explore traditional and non-traditional careers, St George's welcomes back members of our Alumni who have achieved success in their chosen fields to inspire and ignite our imaginations
If you are interested in speaking or would like to suggest the name of someone who you would like to hear, please contact Patricia Lavoie at email@example.com .
Homecoming Weekend / Tribute Dinner
Help us welcome generations of students, parents, faculty and staff back to St. George's for our annual Homecoming Weekend celebrations. To ensure the success of these events, we are seeking volunteer support in several areas including: decorating, set up, registration, reception and more!
Please contact Patricia Lavoie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Should you have an interest in volunteering in some capacity at St. George’s, we invite you to tell us more about yourself by completing the Volunteer Resource Form available at this link. Once completed, please send to the attention of Leigh McCarthy at: email@example.com