Boarding life is the heart of SSGM and boarding staff play a pivotal role in the pastoral, spiritual, social and emotional well being of the students.
The boarding team is headed by the Saints who are supported by qualified residential teaching staff including the Housemaster.
Each child is under the supervision and care of a Boarding Housemaster. Each purpose-built boarding house provides modern amenities including attractive airy bedrooms accommodating eight students, best and clean bath and shower facilities.
In boarding, we provide a home away from home where we maintain traditional values in a family atmosphere. We develop in the whole child a desire for truth, decorum, courtesy and high-achievement. These values are the cornerstones of success.
We provide an environment whereby students can develop their intellectual talents in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and in conditions that are conducive to work.
We encourage students to participate in activities in an atmosphere which values effort.
We provide a broad range of activities, hobbies and pastimes related to age and maturity that will assist in the personal, social and cultural development of each student. These may include inter-house competitions, instrumental and vocal music, drama, speech and debate, festivals, fun days, cultural trips, cricket, basketball, football, tennis, swimming, table tennis, badminton, volleyball, skating and athletics to mention but a few activities on offer.
We help students to develop qualities of leadership and teamwork and encourage students to become fully involved in the corporate life of their house and to recognize and support the needs of others through service to their peers.
Boarding builds self-confidence, independence, the capacity to interact with adults and fellow-students, self-discipline and a sense of direction. Throughout the experience of boarding friendships are made which last a lifetime and a sense of identity with the school is forged strongly.