Transport arrangements are made exclusively between parents and transport companies. A full list with information on these is available upon parents’ request.
A catering service is responsible for the daily running of the dining room and a nutritionist works closely with the school to ensure that the students eat a balanced and a healthy diet every day. The monthly menu, drawn up by the nutritionist and supervised by the school’s nurse, is available on the intranet. It consists of a three course meal, a salad bar and assorted seasonal fruits.
The food is supervised periodically by an independent firm hired by the School. A thorough inspection is carried out in the dining room, the kitchen and buildings and samples are taken for bacteriological testing. Without any doubt we can say that students are provided with healthy, varied and well-presented meals.
Students may also bring a picnic lunch and those who live nearby are allowed to eat at home if they so desire.
The House system is alive in many British Schools and is an inheritance of the old English boarding public schools. There, students live in Houses under the direction of a Housemaster or Housemistress who fulfills the role of teacher and guide. Houses are then the centre around which the lives of the students revolve, and where their loyalties within the School naturally lay. Much healthy competition between Houses, both in sport and cultural pursuits, arises from this and becomes a major factor in development of character on which British public schools base their reputation. This system has been used by St George’s College, Quilmes since its founding in 1898. Although it originally applied only to boarders it now includes day students and it is this tradition that has been followed by St George’s College North.
Children of Old Georgians, and younger brothers and sisters of students in the college, inherit the House of their seniors. The four Houses in the Primary Section of St George’s College North are named after Founders and Benefactors of the School. They are Haxell, Jackson, Roberts and Stevenson. In the Secondary Section, students are reallocated to four different Houses, called Agar, Cutts, Farran and Lockwood named after people important in the early history of St George’s College.
In order to simplify the purchase of the school uniform, all major items are supplied by the school shop located on campus and to ensure uniformity, parents are asked to acquire the majority of school items at the shop.
All students are expected to wear the school uniform and to be properly dressed at all times. It is widely accepted that the reputation of a school is influenced in no small degree by the appearance of its students. The school’s approach to uniform is firm and parents are requested to co-operate by ensuring their children come to school dressed correctly and tidily.
The school has an infirmary service which attends first aids, illnesses or accidents that may occur within school hours or attached. In addition, our nurse is responsible of collecting information of students through doctors and/or medical forms, and detecting, by the concurrence of the student or dialogue with tutors, any condition that may be affecting the student.
The school nurse also works closely with the dining room to ensure variety and nutrition on the monthly menu and diets that students may need, required by physicians.
The school offers a medical emergency service which includes medical care and, if necessary, student transfer by ambulance to the nearest hospital. In case any situation or emergency parents are informed immediately.
The school aims at parents feeling confident about the institution that takes care of their children.