Why Support SHS?

 
Tuition pays for for about 77 per cent of school expenses. The remaining expenses are covered by grants, funding from the Lucas Foundation, the Veritas Fund, the Argyle Shop and After-School Progam, interest earned and investment income. Unbudgeted expenses, such as program enhancements, professional development, or any additional emergency bursaries that may come up throughout the year are covered by Annual Giving.

Annual Giving:

Annual Giving is used to provide funding for projects, items or professional development that will make a difference to the students, their families, and the staff of Selwyn House. Your participation, in any way, will help make that difference. 
 

Endowment Funds:


THE HANNAFORD/DOHERTY
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS FUND


The goal of The Hannaford/Doherty Mental Health & Wellness Fund is to honour Hal and Susan's legacy of caring at Selwyn House, where every boy is Known and Loved.

Many mental health problems start in childhood and adolescence. However, because issues related to mental health are often overlooked in children and adolescents, only one in five children who need mental health services receive them.

The Hannaford/Doherty Mental Health & Wellness Fund will provide training and certification by Mental Health First Aid Canada each year to Selwyn House teachers and staff to help identify and address mental health problems when they first become apparent. Early intervention can help to prevent problems from becoming worse.

In particular this program will:
  • Increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health issues
  • Decrease stigma related to mental health issues
  • Increase the confidence of the Selwyn House community to positively interact with people who are experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
  • Increase the potential to help individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem
Hal Hannaford, Headmaster of Selwyn House School, remarks: "Having the staff take a CPR course is an important part of ensuring the safety of the Selwyn House community. However, the chances of actually having to use this knowledge in one's lifetime are, thankfully, very slim. Training our staff in Mental Health First Aid also ensures the safety of the Selwyn House community, and we will be called on to use these skills many times each day."

The Hannaford/Doherty Mental Health & Wellness Fund
will provide the needed funds when they are most needed. Please give generously.


BURSARIES:

The Selwyn House Endowment Funds are used to create all the bursaries awarded each year. Bursaries are created from the interest earned, so the principal of the fund is never touched.
 
Most donations received are designated to the General Endowment Fund that provides about 75 per cent of the all the bursaries awarded each year. The remaining 25 per cent of the bursaries are from the named funds.
 
All of Selwyn House's bursaries are needs-based awards and are given out anonymously. Apart from the Bursary Committee and the Business Office, no one else in the school knows that a student is receiving a bursary.


FULL BURSARIES - The bursary will cover a full tuition.

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  • The General Endowment Fund


    The General Endowment Fund is where all donations to the endowment that are not specifically designated to a named fund are maintained.
  • The Old Boys’ Endowment Fund


    The Old Boys’ Endowment Fund gets the majority of its funding from the proceeds of the annual Selwyn House Old Boys and Friends Golf Tournament, as well as from individual donors. This fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of three full five-year bursaries starting in Grade 7.
  • The Conrad H. Harrington Fund

    The Conrad H. Harrington Fund is named in memory of Mr. Conrad H. Harrington, father of two Selwyn House students. Mr. Harrington always felt it was important that the Selwyn House experience enjoyed by his sons should be made available to more students.
     
    This fund gets its funding from individual donors and has the capacity to offer the equivalent of one full three-year bursary to a student entering Grade 9.
  • The Pathy Family Foundation Fund

    The Pathy Family Foundation Fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of one full five-year bursary student entering Grade 7. Paul ’88 and Mark ’86 would like to provide this special opportunity to an exceptional student who seeks the value of a Selwyn House education in order to fulfill his potential and establish a successful pathway for his future.

PARTIAL BURSARIES - The bursary will cover a partial tuition or expense.

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  • The Addy Pathak Endowment Fund

    The Addy Pathak Endowment Fund bursary is awarded in recognition of academic excellence, in memory of Aditya Pathak, a Grade 9 student who was a valued member of the Selwyn House community and was greatly appreciated by his peers and teachers for his sense of humanity. This bursary gets its funding from the Pathak family, as well as from Addy’s classmates and friends. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7.
  • The Colin No Endowment Fund

    The Colin No Endowment Fund was created in 2005 by the classmates of Colin No ’97 and named in his memory. It gets its funding from his classmates, his family, and individual donors. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7.
  • The David Pitblado Endowment Fund

    The David Pitblado Endowment Fund was created in 2004 by the classmates of David Pitblado ’78 and named in his memory. It gets its funding from his classmates, his family, and individual donors. The Pitblado family wanted the fund to be used to help a student get started in Grade 7 and 8. This fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of a two-year partial bursary starting in Grade 7.
  • The Edgar C. Moodey Endowment Fund

    The Edgar C. Moodey Endowment Fund gets its funding from the estate and friends of Edgar Moodey. This fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of a one-year partial bursary starting in Grade 7.
  • The Gaelan O’Donnell Endowment Fund

    The Gaelan O’Donnell Endowment Fund was created by the classmates of Gaelan O’Donnell ’83 in 2009 and named in his memory. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7. The Gaelan O’Donnell Fund gets its funding from his classmates, his family, and individual donors.
  • The Hallward Family Endowment Fund

    The Hallward Family Endowment Fund is funded by the Hallward family. This fund was created not as bursary for tuition, but as a special needs-based assistance fund to be used by the Director of Elementary School or Middle School to assist students who may require additional tutorial help or educational testing in order to be successful at their grade level.
  • The Nancy Pitfield Endowment Fund

    The Nancy Pitfield Endowment Fund gets its funding from the friends and family of the late Nancy Pitfield, as well as from the school’s annual Gryphon Sale of used uniforms. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7.
  • The Will Mitchell Endowment Fund

    The Will Mitchell Endowment Fund was created by the Old Boys’ Association in 2008 from the proceeds of the Centennial Old Boys and Friends' Golf Tournament, in tribute to Will Mitchell’s retirement from the school as headmaster after 24 years. Additional funds are received from individual donors. This fund has the capacity to offer a five-year partial bursary to a student starting in Grade 7.