Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day
Principal: Kate Fogarty
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Dick Morriss
Telephone: (03) 5782 1422
Number in School: 1230
Number of Boarders: 72
Assumption College is proud of its long boarding tradition, which began with the first intake of boys in 1901. Today, our co-educational boarding program offers contemporary, boutique living spaces complemented by a specialised personal program of development that forms young men and women for the modern world.
Each of our three boarding houses accommodates 24 students. All students have their own bedrooms, which are bright, warm and comfortable with king-single beds, desks, generous wardrobes and storage areas. Each house has a dedicated kitchen, dining room and recreation area, all with Wi-Fi access. This more intimate style of boarding creates a family spirit which is so important in Marist education.
To engage the spiritual life of our boarders, there is regular prayer, meditation, community liturgies and Mass.
During supervised study each weeknight, our boarding staff work alongsideour school teacherss. Our teachers are also available for after-school tuition. Significantly, our boarders regularly achieve higher average grades than day students.
Boarders’ healthcare needs are well catered for, with an excellent local hospital, a school doctor on call and nurses on duty daily. Counsellors and a school psychologist are also available to our students.
Our dedicated chefs prepare nutritious, well-balanced and plentiful meals using fresh ingredients. Vegetarian and gluten-free food is available.
Boarders are encouraged to actively participate in our extensive cultural and sporting programs and to be involved in the many regular social activities. A residential program, underpinned by the idea of ‘better people make better boarders’, complements the co-curricular program.
Education is a partnership between parents and the College, so we encourage regular contact between parents and our boarding staff. We are committed to creating a family atmosphere within our boarding houses where all are welcome, and where we strive to engender in our students a sense of belonging so they can flourish.