MLC home away from home
Being a boarder at Methodist Ladies’ College is “just the best”.
That’s according to Myrup teenager Bonnie Hyatt, who says she has not suffered from homesickness since arriving at the Claremont school in 2014 but she does occasionally get a bout of school-sickness when she goes home.
“The boarding house is absolutely lovely, so accommodating, the house mothers are beautiful. It’s just like my home away from home,” she said.
Bonnie’s journey to MLC started two years before she moved in. She attended an Advantage Morning, the school’s tour day, in 2012 and she had a sleepover at the Boarding House the following year.
This is part of MLC’s program to help girls make the move from life in the country to the city. “It’s important that girls feel as though they know the environment that they are moving into,” boarding director Elaine Riley said.
“Some girls come from schools where there are only a handful of children in their year group, while others come from larger regional schools so we need to make sure that they all have the best possible transition to life at MLC.”
In their first week at the school, the girls are given an older “sister” who makes sure they know their way around.
They attend social events, culminating in the Carnival Weekend.
Applications for boarding scholarships open on November 6 and close on March 23.
Boarder Bonnie Hyatt.