LIFE AS A BOARDING STUDENT

St Brigid’s College caters for up to 135 boarding students between Years 7 and 12 from all areas of Western Australia and overseas.

The girls form wonderfully lifelong friendships beginning with supporting each other in their transition to boarding. Girls are assisted in this transition through the provision of experiences which enable them to develop self-esteem, competency and self-sufficiency.

Boarding students are encouraged to be responsible for their own actions and to live harmoniously with their peers. A lively social and co-curricular programme keeps the girls busy and active and promotes effective adjustment to their new lifestyle, in a caring atmosphere which encourages parent involvement.

Boarding Facilities

The Boarding House at St Brigid’s College provides a caring and comfortable ‘home away from home’ for girls from all parts of Western Australia including remote Aboriginal communities and overseas.

Veronica, Teresa, Catherine and Mercy Houses are built around a central courtyard with mixed Year levels accommodated in each House. Each House has a kitchen/lounge room for rest and recreation, a computer room, bathrooms and a laundry. Each girl is provided with a single bedroom/private study area with Wi-Fi access. Dedicated House Mothers care for the girls in each House, providing a safe and nurturing living space. House Mothers work closely with parents to support and encourage the girls in all their endeavours.

There is an activities room which is common to all the houses and this provides the girls with a variety of items for recreational use.

The Boarding section has access to the College’s information technology network and students use the facilities in the evenings and at weekends. The Sr Mary Rose indoor pool and fitness centre provides a refreshing splash for the girls on weekends and after school. A personal trainer in the fitness centre tailors a fitness programme suited to the girl’s needs.

Boarders also enjoy extensive sporting and music involvement.

An eight bed sick bay is available for the girls when they are unwell where the girls are cared for by the college nurse during the day.

For more details about Boarding, please contact the Head of Boarding on 9290 4205 or email cream.annamaria@stbrigids.wa.edu.au.

A Day in the Life of a Boarder

7.00am Breakfast available in Dining Room for all boarders.
8.20am Stroll down the hill to school
8.30am The school day begins
12.50pm Lunch
3.30pm Afternoon tea available in individual houses
5.30pm Dinner in Dining room
6.15pm House Prayers and Notices
6.45pm Study – Senior students work on past 8.30pm at their own pace
8.30pm Supper
9.00pm Bed time for junior boarders

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