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Residential Community (Boarding)

Boarding has been a vital and valued part of our school community for more than a century.

Coming from different regional and international backgrounds, boarders contribute to a diverse residential community supported by exceptional pastoral care. In this home away from home, boys form life-long friendships, develop independence and learn the importance of co-operation and empathy in a tight-knit community.

More than 100 boarders, from Years 7 to 12, are housed in two boarding houses overlooking the Swan River. Our Health Centre, staffed by a team of registered nurses, is located adjacent to the Residential Community and provides boarders with 24-hour medical cover. The boys have their own dining room and recreational spaces and access to the school campus, including the gymnasium, both after school and on weekends. Our Boarding Recreation Officer ensures the boys enjoy an exciting recreational program.

Boarders thrive in a network of care incorporating eight key roles. A boy’s Head of House and Tutor monitor his academic and co-curricular progress while his Housemother and Year Group Co-ordinator (who lives in the Residential Community and is also an academic member of staff) are responsible for supporting and nurturing him when he is in the boarding house. The Year Group Co-ordinators and Director of the Residential Community support each boy in every facet of his boarding experience. They encourage participation in outside sporting clubs, facilitate team building and encourage communication between all year goups to give the boys a sense of identity and belonging at Christ Church.

More details about boarding life at Christ Church can also be found in the 2017 Boarding Handbook. 

For international student information, click here.

To read the latest boarding newsletter, click here.

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