Historic St George’s to split from 15-year-old college in new PE education thrust
Through a new and unique private sector partnership, a leading Nelson Mandela Bay private school, St George’s College, aims to shift its focus from getting youngsters university ready to becoming career ready in the digital age.
Tosca Lab Investment Trust has announced its involvement in St George’s College, which will see it assuming management of the high school component from grades 8 to 12, while St George’s Preparatory and Pre-Primary will continue to operate as normal.
Established in 2001, St George’s College, affiliated to the other St George’s schools, is one of Port Elizabeth’s newest educational institutions.
Tosca Lab director Leslie Boshoff, who will be taking the post of executive head at St George’s College, said the schools would now be run by two different trusts.
But, despite this, the close working relationship between the schools would be retained.
“It is important we retaint hat synergy,” Boshoff said.
Together with financial benefits for the college which will see it double in size during the next year, the partnership would provide other benefits.
“We will get the school ready for teaching in the modern, electronic era by establishing an internet-based library.
“We will also change the focus from getting the pupils university ready to getting them career ready.
“From Grade 8, we will teach them business and entrepreneurial skills.”
This was essential because of the reduction in conventional job opportunities, Boshoff said.
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