Virtual Boarding House Tours

We welcome boarding staff to join our Virtual Boarding House Tours and learn from key staff about their unique communities. The tours will provide an insight into processes and showcase a number of boarding facilities. A list of upcoming Virtual Boarding House Tours will become available below. 

Upcoming Virtual Boarding House Tours:

  • Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney - Tuesday 8 September

The Boarding House is in the heart of the College, situated in the centre of the Senior School grounds. Since the school’s inception in 1888, boarding has been an integral part of the College community. Of the 39 founding students of PLC Sydney, 21 were boarders. This rich tradition of boarding continues today, with the Boarding House home to 64 girls from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
Year 7 to 12 girls from the, country and overseas, city, board with us on a full-time or weekly basis. Year 12 boarders live in single rooms while all other girls reside in shared rooms.


The College’s location in Sydney’s inner west enables boarders to easily access the city during weekend activities.
The Boarding House is a safe and happy environment that provides students with challenges and opportunities for growth.

 


  • Wesley College, Melbourne - Monday 10 August

Overview of Learning in Residence

Wesley College is a leading independent, coeducational, open entry, IB World School, and one of the largest schools in Australia. Established more than 150 years ago, the College has enriched the lives of thousands of students and their communities through its outstanding liberal, broad-based curriculum. 

The boarding program at Wesley, called Learning in Residence, is situated onsite at the Glen Waverley Campus and is open to Years 10 to 12 students. In 2021, it will be open to Year 9 students and older. 

Introduced just four years ago, the boarding program builds on more than a century of success in residential learning at Wesley with a contemporary program designed for the students of today. 

Each student is recognised as an individual, and assisted to develop across the six domains of learning through favourable student-to-staff ratios, an innovative boarding curriculum and contemporary modern living facilities in domestic-style houses of eight, access to the College’s state-of-the-art sporting facilities and teaching staff.

The boarding experience at Wesley is an extension of the True Education offered at Wesley, and the wraparound approach at Learning in Residence is designed to meet each student’s individual needs as a boarder and learner, and their goals as a young person. 

https://www.wesleycollege.edu.au/boarding 


  • NRL Cowboys House, Townsville - Tuesday 8 September

St Mary's Anglican Girls School, Perth, Western Australia

Boarding Tour:

We invite you to enjoy a virtual tour of the St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Boarding House, known as Anne Symington House. Anne attended St Mary’s as a student from 1923 – 1933, was Dux of the School in 1932 and 1933 and returned to become its Headmistress from 1965 – 1982 and resided at the school during this time. It is presently home to 181 girls from rural and regional Western Australia as well as interstate and international students. St Mary’s is a K – 12 school of 1450 students, with boarders permitted across the Year 6 – Year 12 age range. Boarders make up 20% of the Senior School population.

Presented by Tina Campbell, Head of Boarding, St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Together with my team of dedicated boarding staff, I am committed to creating a true sense of home for the girls who board here at St Mary’s. We are a family and take our role very seriously. Each of our girls is seen as an individual, with her own set of unique abilities, personality and needs. It is our job, at Anne Symington House, to help each girl achieve her best academically. 

St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, New South Wales

 

Boarding Tour:

We are excited to launch our first Virtual Boarding House Tour with St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill. The tour will showcase Australia’s largest boys only boarding facilities and campus. John Reading (Head of Boarding) and Danny Sidgreaves (Year 12 Boarding Coordinator) will be taking us on a tour and share the processes, experiences and programs they run for their boarders. Questions and Answers will occur during the live tour. This event is open for all staff from boarding schools to attend. We hope to see you at our first Virtual Boarding House Tour!

Background:

St Joseph’s College is an independent Catholic boarding and day college for boys in Years 7-12. Located on a 16-hectare campus just six kilometres from the Sydney CBD. It combines first class facilities with a commitment to exceptional teaching, learning and pastoral care. 

Since 1881 the college has provided a faith-based, boarding education for boys from across New South Wales, interstate and overseas. A number of flexible enrolment options, including day student, weekly boarding and full boarding, help fit the many different needs of families. The college maintains its very strong and successful commitment to boarding education and boarders make up just over 50 per cent of total student enrolments. 

St Joseph’s provides a broad and well-balanced academic and co-curricular program, as well as a supportive, pastoral environment. Students are given opportunities, resources and encouragement to strive for excellence and achieve their full potential in all they do. All students have their own laptop computer which is utilised across the curriculum to enhance learning.