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Anvil Island: The warmth of community amidst the freezing rain

Anvil Island: The warmth of community amidst the freezing rain

Christopher Ma, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

Traditionally, nobody likes being in the rain. However, on this rainy weekend on Anvil Island, the boys didn’t seem to mind. Between Friday the 7th to 10th, our students went to Anvil Island, which is an island off the coast of Lions Bay. The last few years, the weather had been warm and sunny. Howev...

Building a community, one weave at a time

Building a community, one weave at a time

Christopher Ma, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under A&E, Residential Life, Showcase

Friendship bracelets usually aren't the first thing that you would associate with boarders. However, that is exactly what the boarders did at our yearly Anvil Island from the 8th of September to the 10th. Every year, our Grade 11 boarders will participate in an art project, where everybody creates a s...

Harker Hall’s 2017 Easter Dinner

Harker Hall’s 2017 Easter Dinner

Trevor Li, Layout Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

The Easter long weekend allowed Harker Hall’s organisers to plan a host of relevant events for the boarders. On Sunday, Harker Hall’s traditional annual Easter dinner took place in the Junior School cafeteria – in a fashion was very similar to that of the Thanksgiving meal that took place several...

Harker Hall’s Unusual Intramural

Harker Hall’s Unusual Intramural

Trevor Li, Layout Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Residential Life

The quarter finals of Harker Hall’s latest intramural took place this past Thursday. Although traditional intramurals such as dodgeball, hockey and water polo continue to take place throughout the year, more unusual sports such as chess are being added to encourage participation. Round robins (where...

This Hasn’t Happened in Five Years

This Hasn’t Happened in Five Years

Trevor Li, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016


Filed under News, Residential Life, Showcase, Sports, What's Trending

The Battle of Harker Hall is an annual basketball game where a team of boarding students face off the house parents. It is attended by all members of the boarding community (and often some esteemed guests as well). The 2016/17 game took place on the evening of Tuesday, December 6th, and marks the 7th ga...

A Relaxing End to the Term

A Relaxing End to the Term

Sandy Fogarassy, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase, Student Life

This past week marked the end of the first academic term for the St. George’s Senior School, which was then capped off by a 4-day weekend noted as ‘Term Break’. This break gives both students and faculty a chance to relax and let go for a much-needed weekend, and perhaps even allows for a small...

Thanksgiving Celebrations at Harker Hall

Thanksgiving Celebrations at Harker Hall

Trevor Li, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


Filed under News, Residential Life

Students who were in Harker Hall over the long weekend celebrated the annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday evening.  The dinner began with a few opening words from the Director of Boarding Mr. Hesketh, who invited everyone to take a moment and "thinking about something [they] were thankful for." Alec...

Anvil Island: A Revised Experience

Anvil Island: A Revised Experience

Trevor Li, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

Shortly after the school year began in early September, the students of Harker Hall spent their first weekend at Anvil Island. The Anvil Island weekend is an annual retreat for all St. George’s School boarders, and it offers students the opportunity to develop new friendships while strengthening old...

New Boarders Profile: Eleven Is A New One

New Boarders Profile: Eleven Is A New One

Tommy Kuo, Staff Writer

September 30, 2016


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

This year Harker Hall welcomed 38 new boarders, eight of which are incoming Grade 11's, to the Saints community. Ms. Tanya Peters, a language teacher in school and a house parent working in Harker Hall, stressed that "the boarding program is designed to introduce new students to each other and...

Boarders Bound for Mountain Top and Grizzly Bears

Boarders Bound for Mountain Top and Grizzly Bears

Tommy Kuo, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

On September 25th, Mr. Alan Hesketh and Mr. Reto Camenzind led 25 boarders to hike the Grouse Grind which is also known as the “The Peak of Vancouver”. There were local people as well as tourists from other countries joining the Harker Hall team to finish the physically demanding hike. After reaching...