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. 

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. 

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2020

Time: 11:00am WEST, 12:30pm CEST, 1:00pm AEST

Cost: Free for Staff from ABSA member schools | $22 for non-members




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!


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. 

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2020 (11:00am AEST)

Cost: Free for Staff from ABSA member schools | $22 for non-members

Please find the recording in our members portal or email