Living at Stream
Redwood House aims to be a home away from home. An environment where boarders are safe, happy, supported, and enjoy being present in. Students at Redwood House are proud to be the heart of St Patrick's College Silverstream and are an integral part of our community.
Being a boarder is all about belonging to a place you can be proud of, building memories, and forming life-long, meaningful friendships. Redwood House provides the opportunity for this to happen.
All boarders are offered opportunities to develop in their personal relationship with God as men of Faith. All boarders attend Sunday Mass as a spiritual start to the week, grounding Redwood House in prayer and unity. This is followed by a unique hostel Chapel session each weekday evening after dinner in our beautiful College chapel.
Boarders consistently perform better academically than the rest of the day school, actively pursuing a 90-100% pass rate and personal excellence being achieved across a range of areas. These academic achievements are largely put down to the supervised study every Monday to Thursday evening, ably supported by a range of teaching staff that is also a part of our supervision team.
Redwood House holds fortnightly activities that range in mode, from sports, cultural events, board games, movie nights, talent shows, and more. These are a great way for the boarders to build connections between them.
We encourage all boarders to be involved in the life of the College. A large number of boarders end up representing the College in top sports teams, in Kapa Haka, or the Poly group, and in top leadership positions within the College.
Boarders have access to 6 meals a day: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper. Catering is provided by Kāpura, a locally based catering company who provides the College with nutritious, tasty food.
Domestic Students: All boarders are welcome to stay during the weekends. Redwood House is closed during term breaks and long weekends where public holidays fall. We advise in advance of any key dates that the boarding school will be closed, to allow for arrangements to be made.
International Students: During term breaks, if the Hostel closes we will arrange a Holiday Homestay.
Redwood House has a strong relationship with the Silverstream Doctors, directly across the road from the College. Alongside the support within the school, all boarders have access to this service as needed. The College counseling services are also readily available as requested. If a student requires any medication, this is stored, recorded, and administered by boarding school staff.
Daily Timetable for Boarders
7.00 am – 8.00 am
Wake-up call in dormitories for showers, breakfast and school
All boarders exit the boarding house for the school day
School Starts with Ranks
Morning snack provided in the dining room
Lunch is provided in the dining room
End of school and Redwood House opens
Afternoon snack provided in the dining room
3.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Boarders leave dormitories for extra-curricular activities
Dinner in the dining room
Chapel for prayer and reflection
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Supervised study in multi-year level study groups
House Activity every alternating Wednesday
Supper in the dining hall
Gym and weights room opens / personal time
8.50 pm (9.30 pm)
Year 9 meet for lights out routine (9.30 pm lights out)
9.15 pm (9.50 pm)
Year 10 lights out routine begins (9.50 pm lights out)
9.30 pm (9.50 pm)
Year 11 lights out routine begins (9.50 pm lights out)
10.00 pm (10.15 pm)
Year 12 lights out routine begins (10.15 pm lights out)
10.15 pm (10.30 pm)
Year 13 lights out routine begins (10.30 pm lights out)
Saturday wake-up call
Breakfast in the dining hall and collect packed lunch
Boarders present over the weekend attend their extra-curricular activities.
Boarding house activities are also organised
Dinner in the dining hall
Supervised evening activities for all present boarders
9.45 pm (10.00 pm)
Year 9 lights out routine begins (10.00 pm lights out)
10.00 pm (10.30 pm)
Year 10 lights out routine begins (10.30 pm lights out)
Year 11 lights out routine begins (10.30 pm lights out)
10.30 pm (11.00 pm)
Year 12 lights out routine begins (11.00 pm lights out)
Year 13 lights out routine begins (11.00 pm lights out)
Sunday wake-up call
Brunch in the dining hall and collect packed lunch
Boarders present over the weekend attend their extra-curricular activities
Boarding house activities as organised
Mass for all boarders in the Chapel
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207 Fergusson DriveSilverstream, Upper Hutt 5018WellingtonNew Zealand
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