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For over 150 years Stannies has been caring for Boarders and their families. Stannies staff work with the young men coming to Boarding for the first time and their parents and families, to make the experience a rewarding and memorable one.

Boarding at Stannies provides the opportunity for a balanced academic, spiritual, sporting, and social experience and the chance to make friends for life.

As part of the communication process, Stannies provides parents and students with ‘Edumate’, a web based, password secure facility, that allows parents to access their son’s academic progress. Families can check set homework, upcoming assignments and assessments and the results for these as they become available.

Staff in the Boarding House are available throughout Boarding times through a dedicated mobile phone service. Parents and teaching staff regularly communicate through email and the College distributes a weekly newsletter and regular updates via our social media platforms to ensure parents are kept abreast of current events both in the classroom and co-curricular pursuits.

Stannies staff visit Boarding families in NSW country regions each year. These visits present opportunities to touch base with current parents, meet new and prospective families, as well as catch up with the College Old Boys’ community.

Boarding Facilities

  • Single Cubicle bed spaces for Years 7 to 9. Single Rooms for Years 10 to 12.
  • Seminar rooms for collaborative learning
  • Teacher and Boarding Staff supervised evening study
  • Qualified Medical support daily
  • 4-week rotating menu overseen by a qualified Dietician.

Pastoral Care

  • Counselling support through a Registered Psychologist including two evenings per week
  • Ongoing Pastoral Care and support overseen by the College Pastoral Care Committee.
  • Senior Student Leadership program to assist new and younger students
  • New Boarders’ Orientation Program
  • A House Parent for each year group

Co-curricular and Sport

Some of the many opportunities outside the classroom include:

  • A varied co-curricular program including chess, debating, public speaking, school musicals, band and cantor group
  • An extensive equestrian and agricultural program
  • Involvement in the St Vincent de Paul Society and other social justice programs
  • Broader community programs

Weekend recreational opportunities sports including:

  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Rugby Union & Rugby League
  • Basketball
  • Touch Football
  • Athletics and Cross Country
  • Triathlon
  • Representation through the Independent Sporting Association (ISA)

Leave Forms

For a Boarder, any type of leave from the normal routine of the Boarding House needs written consent from parents in conjunction with approval from the College.

Each Semester, parents are asked to renew Day Leave Permission Slips so that details can be kept up to date.

These forms can be filled out electronically. You need download and save Leave Form to your computer, complete and reattach to return email.

Boarders Overnight Leave Form

Day Leave Permission Slip

Financial Assistance Information and Application Forms for Boarding Families.

To assist families from rural and remote areas with boarding costs, the Australian Government, NSW Department of Education and Independent Organisations may be able to offer financial assistance in some cases.

The links below provide information on eligibility and applications forms should you feel this appropriate to your situation.

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme

Bush Children’s Education Foundation

Living Away from Home Allowance – Information and Application

Boarding House Policies and Procedures

Policies are constantly under review and printed in the Student Record Book at the commencement of each school year.  A copy of the current policy is available upon request from the Head of College Professional Assistant.

Questions regarding Boarding House procedures, in particular different forms of leave, should be directed to the Head of Boarding via boardersleave@stannies.com