Home' Publications : Boarding House Guidelines 2018 Contents The Head of Boarding or the duty staff has the right to
confiscate a boarder’s mobile phone if they feel the student
is misusing it, or it is in use at inappropriate times.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to make calls to their
child’s mobile outside scheduled times of study and bed
times. 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 disturbing others.
All Year 6-9 boarders are required to hand in their mobile
phones/tablets each evening, before lights out. It is the
responsibility of the boarder to pro-actively put the devices
in 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.
All Year 10 - 12 boarders will be expected to be off their
technology after lights out.
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
The College employs its own chefs who prepare all daily
meals. The College takes great pride in providing our
boarders with a varied and nutritious diet. Regular feedback
and input is sought from boarders in regards to menu
It is compulsory to be at meals unless permission has been
given from the Head of Boarding or the Boarding
Supervisor on duty. Students arriving late must approach
staff to receive a meal.
Table manners are important and a high standard of
etiquette is expected during meal time. Boarders must be
appropriately dressed in the dining room, this does not
include hats, singlet or pyjamas, and footwear must always
be worn. Boarders are given regular responsibilities for
assisting with basic dining room duties including setting
tables and assisting kitchen staff with washing dishes. No
food is to be taken from the Dinning Hall for later
consumption, with the exception of fruit.
Breakfast is served in the dining room between 7.00am
and 7.50am. All students are expected to eat breakfast.
There is always a range of cereals, toast, fruit yoghurt and
rotating hot options (eg. eggs & bacon,porridge, baked
Boarders collect their morning tea from the Boarding
House Reception before they catch the bus to school in
the morning. There is always plenty of fruit available.
Lunch is served from the Briggs House Dining Room on
the Penquite Campus. There is a hot ‘special of the day’
option as well as make-your-own salad rolls, fruit and
The evening meal is an opportunity for boarders to catch
up with each other at the end of each day. Dinner consists
of two courses - entrée and main, or main and dessert (on
Dinner starts at 5.45pm and continues for 55 minutes.
Students consuming a late meal will be permitted to sit in
the Map Room to have their meal if study is running.
These may only be called to the House with the
permission of staff on duty and are generally reserved for
Saturday evening only.
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. Late meals can be
requested via Reach or can be communicated to the
chefs via the white-board in the kitchen.
Special Dietary Requirements
Boarders with special dietary requirements are well
catered for. If you have any dietary requirements or food
allergies, please notify the Head of Boarding in writing,
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 appropriate times.
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 own cupboards. Washing must be out by
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