St George is located next to Illawarra at the end of the Parade Ground, having been built in 2012, and was opened by Olympic gold medal-winning rower Katherine Grainger CBE.
St George is the original girls’ house and was previously located on the perimeter of the Bowden Playing Fields and then at the end of the drive beyond Dunbar House before its relocation in 2012. The Division emblem is St George and the Dragon, and its colour is Bright Pink.
There is a courtyard between Illawarra and St George where girls from both Divisions can meet and socialise.
St George’s Brother Divisions are Harbinger and Macquarie with a half-and-half split between the boys’ Divisions for certain Inter-Divisional competitions.
St George is named after one of the clipper ships belonging to the Devitt and Moore shipping company that first set up Pangbourne as a Nautical College in 1917 before it took the name Pangbourne College and then later became a co-educational school.
The girls take pride in their newly-built surroundings, which include three Gunrooms [Common Rooms], a large Galley [kitchen] and an ICT Room in a modern environment.
The largest of the Gunrooms is the social hub of St George and includes a 50” TV and a pool table, while one is a cosy TV room and the other is a quiet room for working in or holding meetings. When not boarding in a single room, girls switch their roommates once a term which enables everyone in the Division to form close bonds.
It is the warm and supportive atmosphere of the Division which makes St George such a great place to be.
Girls’ artwork adorns the walls of St George and there is also a large Leavers’ Wall where the outgoing Upper Sixth students paint a small, pink dragon with their signatures on to leave a lasting visual legacy.
The Leavers’ Wall was implemented by the Housemistress last year and there is plenty of room for future leavers to add to the stencilled drawings next to the big pink dragon centrepiece.
St George provides a supportive, friendly and hard-working atmosphere where every girl is encouraged to give their best and fulfil their potential.
All birthdays are celebrated with cake and all the boarders come together on Friday evenings which is focused around food and films, and sees the girls choose from a selection of toasties, brownies and crepes.
St George’s full-boarders enjoy popcorn and hot chocolate on Sunday evenings, when they also tidy the Galley [kitchen] ready for the week ahead. Students are frequently invited to the Housemistress's house for hot chocolate and pizza nights.
The entire Division meets for a Muster [House assembly] one morning a week and there is a Muster every evening for boarders which is a chance to review the day, before prep [homework].
The Housemistress has also introduced the Cabin Cup this year to reward the student with the tidiest room each term, with the trophy handcrafted by the Assistant Housemistress.
Every year, there is a Christmas party in the Division where Form 3 girls are invited to do impressions of their Upper Sixth peers in a humorous and supportive atmosphere.
Miss Lucy Hamblin-Rooke is also a Teacher of PE. She is a proud Old Pangbournian (01-08) and former Chief Cadet Captain of the College (Head Girl). Prior to becoming St. George Housemistress in January 2017, she was Assistant Housemistress of Macquarie for six years.
- Miss Rosie Jewell
- Mrs Sue Newport has been a Matron for four years and is always on hand to provide a listening ear and help with the pastoral care of the girls.
- Miss Letitia Rizan
- Miss Harriet Waller
- Mrs Sheila Conroy