Bunya cam­pus board­ing plans

Weekly board­ing avail­able for stu­dents

Dalby Herald - - BACK TO SCHOOL ADVERTISING FEATURE - Meg Gan­non Meg.Gan­[email protected]­by­her­ald.com.au

THE Bunya cam­pus of Dalby State High School will now be of­fer­ing weekly board­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for a re­duced over­all cost.

The board­ing fa­cil­i­ties are in­tended for stu­dents whose fam­ily homes are out­side of Dalby. The new weekly board­ing ar­range­ment will al­low stu­dents to re­turn home of a week­end in­stead of at the end of the term, as is the cus­tom with many other board­ing schools.

The re­duced cost of board­ing comes be­cause stu­dents have the abil­ity to re­turn home on week­ends, and won’t be us­ing the fa­cil­i­ties of the school.

Dalby State High School prin­ci­pal Dean Rus­sell, is hop­ing to see more en­rol­ments within the cam­pus as a re­sult.

“We started in the very first year with about 15 stu­dents board­ing,” Mr Rus­sell said.

“We’ve got about 70 ex­pected to be at the cam­pus next year so we’ve seen that steady growth over that pe­riod of time.”

Weekly board­ing is tar­get­ing a niche group of stu­dents who at­tend Dalby State High School.

The prin­ci­pal be­lieves the new board­ing ar­range­ment will at­tract fam­i­lies who aren’t too far away from Dalby, but far enough that trav­el­ling to and from the school daily be­comes an in­con­ve­nience.

“Weekly board­ing is specif­i­cally de­signed for stu­dents who live close enough to Dalby that this is an op­tion for them,” Mr Rus­sell said.

“We’re start­ing to see more and more in­ter­est from fam­i­lies who live one or two hours out of Dalby where it’s too far to stay at home and come to school each day, but the op­tion to go home of a week­end is ac­tu­ally quite easy and quite con­ve­nient.”

Fam­i­lies will also be able to save money un­der the new ar­range­ment, while stu­dents will ben­e­fit from be­ing able to re­turn home at the end of the school week.

“For those fam­i­lies, they’re ob­vi­ously sav­ing money be­cause we can of­fer the board­ing fees for a lit­tle bit cheaper be­cause they’re only there for five days out of the seven.”


BOARD­ING AVAIL­ABLE: Dalby State High School's Bunya cam­pus will now be of­fer­ing weekly board­ing at a re­duced over­all cost.

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