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If boarders know they are going to be late for dinner - due to
sporting commitments or travel arrangements - they are able
to request a saved meal which will be plated and refrigerated
until their arrival.
Special Dietary Requirements
Boarders with special dietary requirements are well catered for. If
you have any dietary requirements or food allergies, please notify
in writing the Head of Boarding who will in turn notify the chefs.
Laundry and Clothing
Boarders have their uniforms, casual clothes and bedding washed
by staff employed by the College. Each boarder is issued with a
mesh laundry bag for socks and underwear. The cost of the bag is
charged to the College account.
Boarders have access to washing and drying facilities should they
wish to take responsibility for washing their own casual clothes
or sports uniforms. Students wishing to do so must purchase
their own washing liquid and only use the machines at
Each student is allocated a pigeon-hole where washed and
ironed clothing will be placed. At the end of each day, boarders
are requested to collect their clothing and place it neatly in their
Items of uniform such as blazer’s can be left at Boarding
Reception if they require dry cleaning. The cost for this is added to
the College account.
All items must be clearly labelled. No responsibility will be taken
for lost clothing that has not been clearly labelled. Uniforms
particularly are expensive and generic. Proving ownership of
unnamed items of uniform is difficult.
For ‘new’ items purchased during the year, boarders should see
the laundry staff for a laundry marker to write their name on the
label of the garment. Unnamed clothes that are ‘unclaimed’ at the
end of each term will be donated to a charity.
Mobile Phone Policy
Students are expected to use their mobile phones
responsibly. Mobile phones must not distract from the
academic focus of students.
They must not be used at all:
• during prep time of an evening
• after lights out
• during meals
• to take unwanted or inappropriate pictures
The Head of Boarding or the tutor on duty has the right to
confiscate a Boarder’s mobile phone if they feel the student
is misusing, or using it at inappropriate times.
the allocated spot for overnight charging and not wait for staff on
duty to remind them. Repeated failure to abide by this policy or
refusal to hand in their device may result in the loss of privilege to
have phones and other electronic devices for a period of time.
It is a College expectation that all students will have their own
device (laptop, tablet, etc.) The Boarding House offers wireless
connectivity for all students. All boarders have access to the
College wireless internet which has been programmed to shut off
in a staggered manner according to each year levels bedtime.
Boarders are expected to sign and abide by the Information
Technology Agreement. Access to the internet within the
boarding environment is a privilege not a right, and inappropriate
use of the internet will result in access being denied.
Minor medical attention is given by the relevant staff on duty.
All staff have minimum Level Two First Aid certificate and
administer first aid and dispense medication as directed.
You are able to visit the doctor of your choice, however the
Boarding House has strong links with nearby medical clinics
Tremaur Medical Centre
Norwood Medical Centre
67 Elphin Rd
212 Penquite Road
Appointments are arranged by staff when necessary.
Please ensure that you obtain a Medicare card for your child
prior to their arrival at the Boarding House.
All medication including pain relief, antibiotics, cough mixture and
prescription medication should be clearly labelled and handed to a
member of staff on duty. Medications are stored in the dispensary
and administered under the supervision of staff. Students are
not permitted to keep medication in their own rooms or to self-
administer. Reasonable exceptions to this may include asthma
medication, emergency allergy medication such as an EPI-pen and
It is vitally important that parents or guardians keep the
Boarding House informed of any changes to medication.
Staff will care for students who are unwell and unable to attend
school. They will stay in regular contact with the parents.
If it becomes apparent that a student will require an extended
period out of School, arrangements may need to be made for them
to be collected by parents/guardians or an approved contact.
After Hours Accident and Emergency Care
In the event of an emergency, parents will be notified immediately
by the Head of Boarding or another member of staff. If a doctor’s
appointment cannot be obtained, a member of staff will take your
child to the Launceston General Hospital to seek medical advice.
Boarding House Guidelines
Parents are encouraged to make calls to their child’s mobile
within these guidelines. In the event of exceptional circumstances
please contact staff in the Duty Office or on the Boarding House
mobile and a message can be passed on to your child without
For those who have a mobile telephone in the Boarding House,
please complete the Mobile Telephone Contract and ensure that
the Boarding staff have registered the telephone number in the
event that we need to be in contact with your child.
All Year 6-10 boarders are required to hand in their mobile
phones/tablets each evening, before lights out. It is the
responsibility of the boarder to proactively put the devices in
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