Your child’s education can make all the difference to their future. Here are some boarding schools to consider.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of Tudor House and the first year the school has welcomed female students. Currently Tudor House offers boarding for boys in Years 3 to 6. By 2021 the school plans to be fully co-educational from Pre-kindergarten to Year 6, with boarding for both boys and girls in Years 3 to 6. 6480 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale, NSW. (02) 4868 0000; www.tudorhouse.nsw.edu.au
‘Learning in Residence’ is Wesley College’s new boarding facility, located at the Glen Waverley campus. Available for boys and girls in Years 10 to 12, Learning in Residence aims to help develop the students intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually, with focus on academic mentoring, pastoral care and a diverse program of co-curricular opportunities. 620 High Street Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria. (03) 8102 6500; wesleycollege.net THE ROCKHAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL Founded in 1881, this is Queensland’s largest co-educational boarding school with approximately 350 girl and boy boarders calling the school home. For enrolment inquiries, email email@example.com. Archer Street, Rockhampton. (07) 4936 0600; www.rgs.qld.edu.au TARA ANGLICAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Full-time or weekly boarding is available for girls in Years 5 to 12 at Eggleton House — a boutique boarding house that caters for up to 58 boarders on the grounds of Tara Anglican School. Masons Drive, North Parramatta, NSW. (02) 8838 2629; tara.nsw.edu.au KINROSS WOLAROI SCHOOL A strong community feel is at the heart of this boarding school, which caters to some 350 boarders from Years 7 to 12. The school is set across 40 hectares of beautifully landscaped grounds, with four houses for the boys and four for the girls (it is a co-educational day school with single-sex boarding houses). 59–67 Bathurst Road, Orange, NSW. (02) 6392 0300; kws.nsw.edu.au For more information about boarding in Australia, visit boarding.org.au
“Work hard, have fun — but not too much fun — eat salad and vegetables, go for any sporting opportunity you can but make sure you are on top of your schoolwork, be kind, be a good friend but make your own choices.”