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 eight lane swimming pool. Both have large recreational areas.
Traditionally, boarders are very active participants in the School’s co-curricular program. Special activities are organised to allow students to experience the advantages of living in Melbourne.
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.
Overseas students may also choose homestay. Living arrangements must be approved by the School and are monitored by the Overseas Student Co-ordinator.