As a leader of Boarding Schools in Australia our Boarding House aims to provide an environment that caters for a wide range of student abilities, interests and needs with a particular focus on academic, sporting, cultural and citizenship development in a Christian and caring environment.

We seek to provide every student with opportunities to develop leadership skills, resilience and persistence and to be exposed to a challenging, differentiated educational experience that will help them realise their full potential.

When a boy enters the Boarding community at Princes he embarks upon a journey that presents him with a myriad of experiences both life and learning from which he will emerge a competent, worldly young man who is ready and willing to make a significant contribution to his local community and the world.

Your son will learn about the College, its traditions and develop an appreciation for the potential that this has to offer him. He will be reminded of the expectations of his own family and of the Princes boarding family that will guide and oversee his education away from home.

To assist him along this journey will be a team of committed, experienced boarding house staff members, the boarding house prefects and his own peers. Together this group will facilitate his involvement in the life of the school. In this respect he will not want for opportunities to achieve his very best.

Our aim as a leader in private school education, is to provide each boarder with the framework to achieve excellence in all that he does. We proudly celebrate boys’ achievements in their academic studies, on the sporting field, in a wide array of non-sporting extra-curricular pursuits and in community service programs.

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Boarding Handbook 2018

Project 150 – The New Boarding House 2019

Planning our future and long term prosperity.

Following an extensive planning, approval and tender evaluation process, construction work on a new Boarding facility on The Parade West, including an associated footbridge, began in the latter part of 2017.

Boarding has been a key part of College life at Princes since we began in 1869 and continues to make a variety of contributions to its life and culture.  We currently have the largest boys’ boarding program in South Australia. This new state of the art facility reflects the College’s commitment to our boarding program, which is a vital part of our history, our identity and our future.

The total cost of this facility will be in excess of $20 million, with the project being funded through a combination of accumulated reserves, borrowing and fundraising.  It is anticipated the duration of the construction process will be approximately one year and we aim to have the new facility ready for use in the first half of 2019.

Upon completion of the new facility, the current boarding facilities will be demolished to provide, in the medium term, additional open space and extra car parking and in the longer term, the potential for future building projects or other facilities.  Traffic and pedestrian flows within the College will be altered to allow improved ease of movement, particularly at either end of the school day.

Building on 150 years of boarding tradition at Prince Alfred College presented by Bradley Fenner, PAC Headmaster.

The construction of a new, state-of-the-art boarding facility builds on almost 150 years of boarding tradition at Prince Alfred College. Since the day the PAC Main Building was opened in 1869, with boarders living on the top floor, PAC has been acknowledged as a leading boys’ boarding school. The College’s investment in building this new facility, which also expands our campus footprint across The Parade West, indicates our commitment to providing the best possible facilities for our students. We look forward to opening another highly successful chapter in the story of boarding at Prince Alfred College as we complete this new facility.

Bradley Fenner
Headmaster, Prince Alfred College

Project 150 The Boarding House Brochure

Boarding Redevelopment – Prince Alfred College Foundation Building Fund.

The Prince Alfred College Foundation invites support to the Giving Program whereby you may pledge to donate to the PAC Foundation Building Fund by clicking on the Boarding Redevelopment Pledge Form and returning the completed form to David Cornish Executive officer, Prince Alfred College Foundation or, donate directly through the College Website by selecting the Foundation Building Fund section on the following link:

For further information on the Foundation Building Fund please contact:

David Cornish
Executive Officer, Prince Alfred College Foundation.
t: 08 8334 1255
e: [email protected]