Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding
10 Edmondson Street,
WAGGA WAGGA, NSW, 2650
Principal: Kildare Catholic College: Mr Chris Browne
Principal: Mater Dei Catholic College: Ms Val Thomas
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: John Bussenschutt
Telephone: 02 6932 6199
Number in School: 1700
Number of Boarders: 108
MOUNT ERIN BOARDING HOUSE: Rural students from across the Riverina have an excellent opportunity to continue their Catholic education and complete their secondary school studies through to Year 12 in Wagga Wagga.
Mount Erin Boarding provides residential care for girls and boys attending either Kildare Catholic College or Mater Dei Catholic College.
Mount Erin Boarding House is a weekday boarding facility for students in Years 7-12. For transport to and from home each weekend, there are five boarders’ bus runs travelling via Adelong to Tumut, via Temora and West Wyalong to Lake Cargelligo, via Darlington Point to Griffith, via Bethungra to Cootamundra and via Rosewood to Tumbarumba. This allows students from these areas to continue their Catholic education through to Year 12. There is also transport available on regular school buses to the following areas: Lockhart, Galore, The Rock, Gundagai, Junee, Tarcutta and Coolamon.
Boarding students are able to avoid lengthy daily bus trips, enjoy the benefits of a Catholic education in a safe and caring environment without sacrificing their family life at home. While priority is given to students from rural areas, in particular those who do not have an opportunity for Catholic education, consideration is also given to students whose day includes a lengthy bus journey.
An after-school Activities Program is in place and there are periods of supervised study each evening with online tutor support available to assist boarders with their homework and assignments.
During the school week boarding students are able to attend music lessons, ensemble practice, sport and sports training. Both Colleges offer boarders the opportunity to be involved in their biennial Musical Productions.
The boarding students also enjoy the use of College facilities such as the swimming pool, basketball courts and sports field.