ON BOARD

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Your child’s ed­u­ca­tion can make all the dif­fer­ence to their fu­ture. Here are some board­ing schools to con­sider.

TU­DOR HOUSE

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

WESLEY COL­LEGE

‘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 regis­trar@rgs.qld.edu.au. 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.”

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