Students live in a Wardli (Aboriginal Narrunga word for dwelling) with up to seven others. There is a great deal of independence offered within the Wardlis; students are responsible for maintaining their home, and all the responsibilities that come with living with other people.
Wardli life involves boys shopping, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and managing a budget. During the program Wardlis are inspected regularly and maintained to a high standard with guidance from staff.
Staff are allocated to Wardlis and are responsible for the pastoral care and general wellbeing of the students. Staff do not share a Wardli with students.
The most challenging aspect for students is living with others. Strong friendships are made, social awareness and tolerance is learned and the importance of teamwork becomes evident.
Each Wardli is equipped with full kitchen facilities, a verandah, a laundry, two bathrooms and three bedrooms.
While living in the Wardlis, boys spend meal and social time together. Wardlis do not have televisions. Free time is often spent letter writing or playing cards or board games. Conflicts and any problems that arise are handled by regular Wardli meetings with staff.