End of Term Message

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we come to the end of the autumn term I hope you and your family are well and looking forward to Christmas.

I am sorry to start a festive letter with sad news but you may or may not be aware that sadly Mr Charles Marchetti our Chair of Governors passed away on Tuesday 1st December 2020 following a short battle with cancer. Charles had been a Governor at St George for twenty years and Chair for six years. He has been a huge supporter of the school and key to its growth and development. He cared deeply about the school and its Catholic community and to the bitter end wanted to remain loyal and carry out his duties. As a school, with the Bishop’s blessing, we have applied for the Benemerenti medal as a testament to the impact he had at St George which will be a gift for his family and part of his legacy for them to reflect on in the future. We will of course hold a memorial Mass for Charles next term but if you wanted to send any messages to his family we have opened a book of condolence at the school.  If you would like us to put a message in the book please email the message to our lay chaplain Mr Walford at dwalford@stgcc.co.uk  
I am delighted to announce that Mrs Anna McCormack is our new Chair of Governors. Anna has been on the Governing Body for four years and has been a key member of the team in continuing to improve every aspect of St George for our students and wider community. We are delighted she is taking on this role.  Please look out for a message from her on our website in the New Year at the following link:
When we reflect on the term, we do so with huge pride. Despite all the challenges COVID-19 has caused to education nationally, we have been so impressed and grateful for the support, maturity and resilience your son/daughter has demonstrated. We look forward to next term with excitement as we move into our new state of the art Science and Technology block, the chance for your son/daughter to use new facilities and gradually enjoy the new workshops, food technology room and graphics suite as part of the design and technology curriculum. There are works still taking place to demolish the old block but we are hopeful that all building works will be complete by the summer term.
We are a Catholic college and as a community we can reflect with pride that our family is back together, back into good routines, demonstrating our ASPIRE values and enjoying their lessons once again.
Take care everyone, stay safe and enjoy the Christmas holidays.
Yours sincerely,
James Habberley