Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding
WAGGA WAGGA, NSW, 2650
Principal: Kildare Catholic College: Ms Christie Scoble
Principal: Mater Dei Catholic College: Ms Val Thomas
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: John Bussenschutt
Telephone: (02) 6932 6199
Number in School: 10750
Number of Boarders: 100
MT 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 House 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 normal 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. Students opting to board at Mt Erin can choose between two highly regarded Wagga Catholic Colleges – Kildare and Mater Dei. College transport operates daily from the boarding house to Mater Dei in Lake Albert for those students choosing this option. Boarders attending Kildare have just a short walk to the College located on the same grounds.
There are periods of supervised study each evening and there are tutors on hand to assist boarders with their homework and assignments. The Kildare Catholic College Resource Centre is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and may be accessed by all boarders. During the school week boarding students are able to attend music lessons, orchestra practice, sport and sports training and practices for College productions. Transfer to and from these activities is provided by the boarding house vehicle. The boarding students also enjoy the use of College facilities such as the swimming pool, basketball, sports field and new multi-purpose hall.