Intro to boarding at St Paul’s

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s small community and modern boarding facilities offer the perfect home-away-from-home for students who complete their secondary education living away from home.

St Paul’s provides a well-structured and supportive environment where our boarding boys and girls feel safe and comfortable. Each boarding house is staffed by a housemaster, deputy housemaster, assistant housemaster, matron and residential assistants.

Four comfortable and well-equipped boarding houses, safely located on the school grounds, place the boarders at the heart of the school community. Three of the houses are for our boys and the other is set aside for girl boarders.

Just as families do at home, here at St Paul’s our boarding family eat together, study together and play together.

When new boarders start at St Paul’s, we make a special effort to introduce them to our family culture. New boarding students are placed in small peer support groups with other boarders, ranging from 13-17 years old, where they build relationships and life-long friendships.

Prefects and senior students also play an important role in the ’settling in' period for new boarders. We are fortunate that through the leadership of our housemasters we have some strong role models among our senior boarders. They remember their life as a new boarder and will go out of their way to ensure new boarding students feel welcome and comfortable in their new home.