Wellbeing

We understand the importance of wellbeing. Our boys are welcomed into a community that is caring and concerned for their welfare.

We celebrate the diversity of our students; to embrace their individuality; to set high standards for achievement, and to promote self-discipline, tolerance and empathy.

Our boarding leaders assist the boys to develop vital social skills in a community that fosters both independence and cooperation. Boarders meet boys from different cultures and develop life-long friendships.

They gain insights into their own unique skills and talents. They also receive support from peers and staff as they strive to excel in their own areas of interest, whether they be academic, sporting, musical, entrepreneurial or cultural.

Our boarding culture helps each boy make the unique and challenging journey to independence through the support of our dedicated boarding team, teaching staff, the College’s Chaplain, Educational Psychologist and Health Centre.

Leadership

We believe that all boys should be given the opportunity to develop leadership skills throughout the school.

The Senior students in the boarding house play a responsible role in the running of the Boarding House. Eleven boys formally fill the role of a Boarding House Prefect and are led by the Captain of Boarding and his Vice-Captain.

Students are appointed to a variety of positions, which may involve chairing committees, planning and conducting activities, rostering and overseeing duties, or caring for particular students, especially as buddies, early in the year. It is important that the role that these leaders play is respected, and that they have the regard and cooperation of all members of the House.

We believe that all boys should be given the opportunity to develop leadership skills throughout the school.

The Senior students in the boarding house play a responsible role in the running of the Boarding House. Eleven boys formally fill the role of a Boarding House Prefect and are led by the Captain of Boarding and his Vice-Captain.

Students are appointed to a variety of positions, which may involve chairing committees, planning and conducting activities, rostering and overseeing duties, or caring for particular students, especially as buddies, early in the year. It is important that the role that these leaders play is respected, and that they have the regard and cooperation of all members of the House.

Student Welfare

We recognise that some students struggle with being away from home at times. At such times the Head of Wing or the Senior Boarding Assistant: Student Welfare will spend time helping that boy to feel more comfortable and employ strategies to ease the degree of homesickness.

Our boarders are supported to build strong relationships. We believe that communication is vital for healthy relationships and we understand that boys need to keep in touch with their families as they develop friendships at the College.

In addition, our team of qualified professionals including medical staff, sports coaches, counsellors and teachers are skilled in assisting boys to navigate feelings of homesickness, depression, grief and loss.