Royal St. George's College Appoints a New Headmaster

    TORONTO, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Royal St. George's College, an independent
university preparatory school, today announced the appointment of Steven
Griffin as headmaster effective August 1, 2009. He succeeds Hal Hannaford.
    "We are thrilled to have someone of Steve's calibre join the RSGC
family," said David Mather, chair of the board of governors. "He is a gifted
leader, educator, and administrator who has successfully increased the
academic standards and consistently recruited and maintained a high level of
faculty while serving in leadership positions at another Canadian independent
school. He has a depth of experience in aligning sports, arts and academics
and will be a major contributor to the school life and development of our
    Griffin brings more than 15 years experience to the position of
headmaster. He joins RSGC from Upper Canada College where he has been
responsible for 730 students and 80 faculty as head of the Upper School
(Grades 8-12).
    "RSGC is all about the boys and the quality of their experience," said
Steve Griffin. "I am looking forward to continuing the RSGC tradition of
focusing on the whole boy in the small school environment where all students
are known and loved."
    Griffin holds a B.Math. (Honours) from the University of Waterloo, a
B.Ed. from The University of Western Ontario and a M.Ed. from the University
of Toronto.
    "Steve has a deep commitment to the educational philosophy and principles
underlying the mission and values of Royal St. George's College," added

    About RSGC

    Royal St. George's College is an independent university preparatory
school which offers a challenging program of academics and extra-curricular
activities and provides a stimulating and supportive environment for a student
population of 426 boys and 49 faculty. The school was founded in 1961 and is
located on Howland Avenue in Toronto. For more information visit

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For further information: Media contact: David Mather, Chair, board of
governors, (416) 933-8274,

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