Boarding at Saints

To be a boarder at St Peter’s College is to be part of an inspiring social and emotional environment, which allows every boy to thrive. The Saints boarding community is a safe, comforting experience providing boys with a warm, familial and supportive community.

Our vibrant and thriving community from Year 7 to 12, and from all walks of life, are cared for and supported by Boarding House staff including mentors, tutors and support staff. Medical care is provided by the School doctor and three nurses.

The Boarding House

The Boarding House provides excellent small dormitory accommodation and private rooms, together with study and leisure areas, for 90 boys from Year 7 to Year 12.

Meals are enjoyed in the historic Da Costa Dining Hall in the heart of the Senior School campus. Our boarders create lifelong memories through camaraderie and friendships, academic support and extracurricular activities. After school and on weekends, boarders can choose to use the extensive sporting and recreational facilities on campus, and participate in a service of worship in the Chapel on Sundays. Leave is welcomed but carefully managed to ensure boys balance their commitment to School, home, family and friends.

Experience Saints

Attend an Open Morning or book an individual tour

The Wellbeing of Boarders

In the Boarding House we are considerate of how a student’s cultural, family, social and emotional wellbeing may impact on their ability to grow and learn. We aim to give boys a variety of opportunities to maximise their experiences, and to foster lifelong learning and friendships.

Every boarder has a mentor teacher who meets with him regularly and liaises with academic and support staff when required. Boarding students also receive extra academic and pastoral support from dedicated residential supervisors and academic tutors.

There are two experienced residential Heads of House responsible for boarders and they are the first point of call for parents with boarding questions. Our tight-knit and structured residential team, led by the Head of Boarding, ensures we provide the best care and guidance to support our boarders.

Our boarders come from diverse backgrounds. Many are from regional and remote Australia while our international students come from a wide range of countries, most notably in the Asia-Pacific region but also from the Netherlands and the UK. St Peter’s College is a proud member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.