Bruce House Accommodation
Situated high on a rise on the expansive, park-like College campus, Bruce House has stunning sea views across the Tamaki Estuary. Boarders at Saint Kentigern enjoy one of the best outlooks in Auckland!
Accommodation at Bruce House is provided in comfortable small dormitories, double or single rooms according to the student’s age and gender.
Our younger male boarders (Years 7-11) room together in small groups in the main hostel dormitories. For these boarders, their ‘own space’ is created with half size walls and study areas. They share a common recreation area with all the boarders in the main Bruce House dining room.
In their senior years, the male boarders move into the lodges where they have single or twin rooms. The communal living areas in the lodges include televisions, comfortable furniture and a small kitchen area for preparing snacks.
All the girls are housed together in a modern facility linked to the family home of the Head of Girls’ Boarding. The girls are all accommodated in twin or single rooms. Their houses contain a designated common room area with kitchen facilities and a flat screen TV. They also have a private garden area.
There is plenty of space for all boarders to just ‘chill out’ and be with friends, to watch some television, read a book, Skype family, or play touch rugby, tennis, basketball or volley ball in areas adjacent to Bruce House. In summer, boarders also have access to the College swimming pool.
There is a general common room and recreation area in the Bruce House dining room for all students. This includes a television, a book corner, table tennis table and facilities to make hot drinks. All students have their meals together in the dining room. The Bruce House dining room has a long tradition as the focal point of the boarding house and is the area where boarders come together to dine, socialise and relax, especially in the winter months.
All the boarders share mealtimes together with well balanced meals provided three times a day - the boarders return to the boarding house for lunch and afternoon tea is always waiting at the end of the school day.
The boarders represent many different nationalities and some have specific dietary needs. Our catering service endeavours to solve the challenge of catering to such a diverse range of palates with tasty, nutritious meals suitable for an active teenage lifestyle. Bruce House is proud to be part of the Taste Life Healthy Choice nutrition programme.