Year Levels: Yrs 8-12
14 Mortlock Terrace,
PORT LINCOLN, SA, 5606
Acting Principal: Ms Sonia Nelson
Director of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Miss Kate Benjamin
Telephone: 08 8683 2413
Number in School: 760
Number of Boarders: 21
Port Lincoln is situated 650km west of Adelaide on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, with a population of around 15,000. After going through numerous renovations over the years, the boarding house was demolished in 2016 and a brand-new state of the art facility built in its place. Opened in 2017, the new facility has the capacity to host 38 boarders, welcoming students from all over the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast of South Australia, as well as inland SA such as Roxby Downs and Andamooka.
We offer 7 day co-educational boarding accommodation for students from Years 8-12. Boarding offers a unique experience for students from a rural and remote area and allows them a wide range of opportunities they might not otherwise enjoy. Emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing are the main priorities for the Boarding House staff who work with students to welcome them into a nurturing and caring family. Boarding at St Joseph’s has been a long standing tradition on the Eyre Peninsula for many decades, and is an important part of our school’s identity.
Situated conveniently next to the school, the students have easy access to these facilities during mornings and afternoons. Students attend evening study each week night in the school’s Resource Centre, supervised by a qualified teacher or tutor who is able to provide valuable assistance.
The students are provided with fresh and nutritious meals prepared in our modern commercial kitchen by our experienced and qualified chef. The students share breakfast and dinner together each day and have provisions for a packed lunch.
Although a small boarding facility, we are proud of the close knit and welcoming atmosphere created within our community. Our boarders are country kids at heart and enjoy the fact that while they are able to experience the educational, sporting and social opportunities of a larger town, they are still close to home and familiar environments.