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St Philip's College

Year Levels: Yrs 7-12

Schwartz Crescent, ALICE SPRINGS, NT, 0871

Telephone: 08 8950 4511

Principal: Mr Roger Herbert 

Director of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mr Robert McArthur
Telephone: 08 8950 4565

Number in School: 747
Number of Boarders: 54

St Philip’s College is a Uniting Church day and boarding school in Central Australia. A member of the Round Square worldwide association of schools it offers a boarding experience which is as distinctive and varied as our boarders themselves. Our boarders come from diverse geographic and economic regions throughout the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. Their different backgrounds and life experiences, goals and ambitions create enormous diversity under one roof and provide a tremendously stimulating and challenging environment in which young people can learn and grow.

These young people are the sons and daughters of long-established residents and newcomers to the north Australian outback. Their parents manage cattle stations, are nurses, teachers, social workers, linguists, store keepers, administrators, policemen, mining company employees and members of isolated Aboriginal communities. The College offers a wide range of experiences, with its Academic, Performing Arts and Outdoor Education programs some of the highlights.

As the College’s international focus has gained momentum, boarders, in particular, have had extended opportunities to learn about and make friends with visiting students who have made their home at the College for a term or more. Overseas and GAP students spending time at St Philip’s are accommodated in the boarding houses, enabling the boarders to get to know them well and build strong friendships. This exposure has encouraged St Philip’s students, many of them boarders, to seek the experience for themselves. With many boarders participating in national and international exchanges.

The Boarding House, like the rest of St Philip’s College, is underpinned by a strong Christian philosophy. Students are encouraged to practise their faith and all are expected to attend the College chapel service on Sunday evenings. If you would like more detailed information about our facilities, staff and policies, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Carol Leesong on (08) 8950 4501 or



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