LIFE AS A BOARDING STUDENT

SBC Boarding School nurtures girls to form wonderful lifelong friendships that begin by supporting each other in their transition to boarding. Girls are assisted in this transition through the provision of experiences that enable them to develop self-esteem, competency and self-sufficiency.

We focus on encouraging our boarding girls 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 that encourages parent involvement.

Facilities

Boarding House Facilities

Unlike other boarding schools that have shared rooms, all of our boarding girls have the privacy of their own room with a private study area and Wi-Fi access. Each Boarding House is complete with its own lounge room for rest and recreation, kitchen, computer room, bathrooms and laundry room. 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.

Our boarding school can house 135 boarding girls between Years 7 and 12. We have four boarding Houses – Veronica, Teresa, Catherine and Mercy – that are built around a beautiful outdoor courtyard. There is an Activity Room available for all boarding girls for recreational use, such as movie night, board games night, karaoke night, and more.

Additionally, an eight-bed sickbay is available for the girls when they are unwell where the girls are cared for by the College nurse during the day.

Full Access to College Facilities

All boarding girls have out-of-school hours access to the College’s IT network and other 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.

A Day in the Life of a Boarder

07.00am Breakfast available in Dining Room for all boarders.
08.20am Stroll down the hill to school
08.30am The school day begins
12.50pm Lunch
03.30pm Afternoon tea available in individual houses
05.30pm Dinner in the Dining room
06.15pm House Prayers and Notices
06.45pm Study – Senior students work on past 8.30pm at their own pace
08.30pm Supper
09.00pm Bed time for junior boarders

 

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

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