Try Boarding Experience 2023

Come and give boarding a try for a night!

ROUND 1: Monday 22 May / Tuesday 23 May / Thursday 25 May

ROUND 2: Tuesday 6 June / Wednesday 7 June / Thursday 8 June (Year 7's welcome)

What to expect for your Try Boarding Evening

Your son is to arrive at the front of the Boarding School at 5:00pm on your confirmed evening. He will then experience an evening as a boarder and the following day he will shadow one of our Year 9 boarders throughout a typical school day. You can pick your son up any time from 3:00pm - 4.00pm that afternoon. Please see a more detailed programme below.

If you are new to the College and would like a tour then please meet at the Boarding School at 4:30pm.

Programme - Day 1

  • 4:30pm to 5:00pm - Boys arrive at the Boarding School, unpack and set up beds
  • 5:30pm - Dinner
  • 6:15pm - Night Prayers in the Chapel
  • 7:00 to 8:00pm - Study
  • 8:15 to 9:00pm - Free time, access to the gym, and supper
  • 9:00 to 9:15pm - Bedtime prep, all electronic devices handed in
  • 9:15 to 9:30pm - Quiet time and reading
  • 9:30pm - Lights out

Programme - Day 2

  • 6:45am to 8:00am - Breakfast and prep for the day, pick up your son from the Boarding House if not attending the day school
  • 8:45am - Tutor Time / Ranks
  • 8:45am to 3:00pm - OPTIONAL Your son shadows a Year 9 boarder through a typical school day. (Morning tea and lunch provided). If you do not wish for your son to stay for the day, please pick him up at 8.00am.
  • 3:00pm : 4:30pm - Pick up your son from the Boarding House

What to bring with you

  • Their current school uniform
  • What they would normally need for a typical day at school, including a reading book
  • Two towels
  • Gym shoes
  • PE Shorts and T Shirt
  • Pyjamas or suitable equivalent
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothing
  • Warm jacket
  • Sleeping bag or duvet, fitted and top sheet
  • Pillow
  • Drink bottle

If you would like to secure a spot on one of the Try Boarding evenings please fill in this google form.