Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day
Principal: David Barker
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Mr Stuart Llewellyn
Telephone: (03) 5143 6311
Number in School: 920
Number of Boarders: 55
Blackwood House is a co-educational boarding facility at Gippsland Grammar, an Anglican school with a strong reputation for academic and all-round excellence within the east Gippsland region.
The house aims to provide a safe, secure and happy environment for both boys and girls, from Year 7 to Year 12. As one of the few truly co-educational boarding facilities in an Australian senior school setting, Blackwood House offers a unique opportunity for students to live and work in a single building on the grounds of the Garnsey Campus. Students benefit from spacious en-suite rooms, dedicated study and tutorial provision, generous common areas, an in-house dining room, and significant adult support and supervision throughout.
The boarding community is led by the Head of Boarding, supported by both Male and Female Supervisors, all of whom are resident within the house. A further team of supervisors care for the needs of the boarders who choose to stay in the house on the weekends by running a full and varied program of activities, whilst also enabling suitable time for study. In addition, the house has a number of academic tutors who assist the students during the course of the week and support individuals in their quest to achieve the best possible examination results.
At Blackwood House we strive to uphold the school values of Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility and Respect. We actively support boarders in achieving their individual educational goals through hard work and a strong commitment to their studies. Simultaneously, we foster their development into positive, independent, responsible and confident young men and women.