The Creed

From Farmhouse Attic to Harker Hall: The History of the Boarding Program

From Farmhouse Attic to Harker Hall: The History of the Boarding Program

Christopher Ma, Section Head, Residential Life

June 8, 2018


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

There are many things that make St. George’s School unique. The fact it’s an all-boys school, our location, the fact that we clap when someone breaks a plate during lunch are just some examples of the school’s character. One of its most unique aspects is definitely the boarding program. This has...

Race Around Raincouver: Harker Hall Race 2018

Race Around Raincouver: Harker Hall Race 2018

Christopher Ma, Section Head, Residential Life

May 30, 2018


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

Vancouver is popular for many things: beauty, diversity, rain, you name it. However, how hard is it to get from one part of Vancouver to another with challenges along the way? This is a question that the boarding community has asked and thus the Harker Hall Race was born. Every year near the end of April,...

The Secret Life Of Boarders: What happens beyond those walls?

The Secret Life Of Boarders: What happens beyond those walls?

Christopher Ma and Jaden Bains

April 12, 2018


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

Behind the junior school lies a stone building is known as Harker Hall. Since Harker Hall’s opening at 1993 (boarding house program at 1930), it has changed dramatically in a diverse set of areas, ranging from its traditions to its format. However, what exactly happens behind these walls? Boarder...

From Downtown: Side-line Report on the Battle of Harker Hall 2017

From Downtown: Side-line Report on the Battle of Harker Hall 2017

Christopher Ma, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase, Sports

There are many rivalries in this world. Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, Marvel and DC, Naruto and Sasuke, and Mayweather and Mcgregor. However, on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, all rivalries took a backseat to that between the house parents and students of Harker Hall in their 8th annual Battle of H...

VPN’s at St. George’s

VPN’s at St. George’s

Liam Solomon, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Student Life

At St. George's School there are three different types of websites. Websites that are available for usage at all times, websites that are available for usage only after school hours, and websites that are never available for usage. Although there are restrictions to what we as students can view, is the...

A Night of Luck: Visitors Across From the Straight

A Night of Luck: Visitors Across From the Straight

Christopher Ma, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Residential Life, Showcase

There are two things illegal in the boarding house. Gambling and girls. However, on Friday, October 20th, for one night, all bets were off when Queen Margret’s School (QMS), an Independent day and boarding school for girls in Victoria came to visit for the weekend. On Friday night, the boarders donn...

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...