This is a magnificent organisation that links over 230 superb, like-minded schools around the world on six continents.
ts aim is to build character in the students of member schools in order to holistically complete each one through challenging and very enjoyable group and solo activities. In St. George’s College, students are prepared throughout their schooling with academic and social excellence. However, employing the quote by Round Square’s founder Otto Hahn, ‘There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less,’ you get a real sense of their life-forming focus, thus completing our students.
This noble principle is achieved through the continual application throughout schooling of pursuits that make up their six IDEALS:
And each of these divide into two more discoveries that give each student an area in which they can individually develop and maybe excel.
Their larger activities normally include student conferences at a continental and global level with students coming together from all over to combine and carry out tasks together that end up changing them forever. And all this only in ENGLISH. Additionally, exchanges can be organised for individuals, groups or even teachers with any other school within the network that is willing to participate. This means that the student lives as another child with a selected family thus reducing costs to the simple airfare and spending money. The benefits are enormous.
The IDEALS and Discoveries can be embedded transversally into the curriculum through the Round Square Discovery Framework and thus character formation becomes a permanent feature of learning throughout the school.
Please find more, much more in www.roundsquare.org