Being a Boarder

It doesn’t take students long to discover the many positive social, academic and co-curricular outcomes that boarding can bring. Boarders become closely involved in every facet of College life and are often active participants in the many co-curricular sporting and cultural activities on offer.  

Academically, boarders have real advantages; ‘prep’ time each evening provides a supervised ‘quiet’ time for homework and study and Tutors are always available to assist with their work. For many, this makes a significant difference to their learning progress.  For international students, proficiency in spoken English advances rapidly in this shared environment. A tutor is available specifically for international students.

Boarders have access to the College’s first class sporting facilities so they can spend their free time enjoying games, or swimming in the summer.  Many of our boarders are also active participants in our performing arts programme. Whether it’s early morning sports practices or evening rehearsals, boarders can easily timetable these with their academic studies without the
stress of added travel time to and from school.

Bruce House has long played an important role at Saint Kentigern College; a place where boarders become part of a family of friends and caregivers while away from home. Boarding school life is firm but caring and the bonds and friendships formed last long beyond their College years. Saint Kentigern boarders leave with a strong sense of who they are. They make life-long friends and develop leadership skills and independence as they work and live alongside students of all ages and cultures.

The 2013 Head Boy and Head Girl talk about their experience at Bruce House: