The Boarding House has been an integral part of the School since its foundation in 1909. It is currently home to boarders from rural Victoria, interstate and overseas. Boarders have study bedrooms within two linked buildings: Hindley House is an historic mansion. Tovell House is purpose-built boarding facility situated adjacent to the Physical Education and Sports Complex which includes a circuit room and heated indoor six lane swimming pool. Both have large recreational areas. Traditionally, boarders are very active participants in the School’ co-curricular program. They are well integrated into the School community.
Boarders may leave the Boarding House on weekends to experience the advantages of living in Melbourne or to stay with approved host families.
In order to ensure a learning environment that is conducive to study, boarders have supervised study times, individual study facilities and access to computers, the School’s intranet and the Internet. Members of the academic staff of the School are available in the evenings to support the boarders in their study.
Click here to view the Boarding House Handbook 2013.
Year 8 Residential Program
During the year, each student becomes a member of the Boarding House for three weeks. This experience increases students’ self-reliance and resilience as they meet the challenges of a new situation interacting with a wide range of students of various ages and cultural backgrounds.