Yrs 5 - 12 | Boarding and Day
NORTH MACKAY, QLD, 4740
Principal: Mr Andrew Wheaton
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Number in School: 800
Number of Boarders: 65
Whitsunday Anglican School – Boarders’ ‘Home away from home’
Whitsunday Anglican School has an extensive modern boarding facility that provides accommodation for full time boarders as well as weekly boarding students from Mackay, the Bowen Basin and further reaching coastal and rural communities. The School was founded in 1988 and has grown from 88 students in that year, to its current enrolment of 847. This Kindergarten to Year 12 co-educational school, has achieved some remarkable academic results during its brief history, with many students going on to the top universities in Australia as well as overseas, including Harvard in America and Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Whitsunday has been able to provide weekly boarding during the last 14 years but in 2012, it was able to offer full time boarding and now has a total of 78 boarding positions available. With the opening of a new section in boarding, the Dalrymple Wing, this state-of-the-art building is home to 28 Year 11 and 12 students.
The younger boarding students (beginning in Year 5) enjoy being housed in dorms of 4 or in their own single room. Older students are housed in our new Dalrymple wing, which provides single rooms. There are always activities and events especially for the boarders who do feel this is a home away from home. An added bonus has been the recent acquisition of a boarding bus to assist with transportation of students to excursions and activities during the week or on weekends.
All students are encouraged to participate in some form of co-curricular activity and many go on to excel in their particular field. Students of the School have represented at state and at national level in sports and cultural pursuits.