Whist no accommodation will ever be the same as your own home, our
friendly and experienced Boarding House staff go to great lengths to
provide the next best alternative.
Learning to live, eat, play and study in a Boarding environment can be challenging, yet rewarding.
Our Boarding routine has been designed to help ensure that your
daughter has time to study, time to undertake co-curricular activities
and pursue personal interests, and is well-supported by both staff and
other students in balancing all commitments.
Academically our Boarders benefit from the supervision of experienced
Academic staff and mentors at daily Prep (or homework time). Our
healthy dining options, together with access to a variety of sport and
leisure activities on campus and in the community (such as Sport UNE)
and chaplaincy opportunities, fuel our Boarders physical, mental and
|7.00am - 8.00am
|7.30am - 8.30am
|Music Practice / Sports Training
||Completion of House duties - all areas to be tidied
||Leave for School
|8.30am - 3.30pm
|School time - girls are not permitted to return to the
Boarding House during the day. The girls collect heir morning tea and
lunch from the Dining Room.
|Return from school. Afternoon tea is available in the
Dining Room. Co-curricular, extra-curricular and recreation activities
from now until dinner. Girls may also be permitted to shop in town.
|5.30pm - 6.30pm
|Dinner. Formal settings on Monday and Thursday in full uniform or neat casual.
||Prep until 8.00pm for Years 6-8. Prep until 8.30pm for Years 9-12. *NB. Supervised by Academic Staff.
|Quiet time and lights out is staggered, starting at 9.00pm for Year 6, to 10.00pm for Years 10-12.
||Saturday and Sunday
||Breakfast available in the Dining Room until 11.00am.
|9.00am - 12.30pm
|Free time for shopping, sporting commitments or activities.
||Recreation activities or free time.
||Free time for activities, videos, television or outings.
||All lights out.
||Breakfast available in the Dining Room until 10.00am
||Sunday Service at St Paul's twice a Term or Monday evening services in the Astra Arts Centre.
|11.00am - 12.00noon
|6.30pm - 8.30pm
Our Boarding families are kept informed of the events and activities
of the Boarding House and College through the following communication
- Fortnightly Lion's Roar newsletter
- Boarders' Blog
- Facebook page
- This website
- Regular emails and phone calls to families
LEAVE & VISITs
Parents and Carers are welcome in the Boarding House at any time.
Weekend outings and visits with relatives and friends are encouraged,
as well as interaction with day students and their families.
Friends wishing to escort girls from the Boarding House, must
complete an Exeat form (located on the Boarding Forms page of this site,
or can be obtained in hard copy at the Boarding House).
Families, carers and friends are able to get in touch with boarders
via the Boarding House phone 02 6770 1739 or most girls do have a
personal mobile phone.
Your daughter’s safety and well-being is our primary concern. Our
staff do their best to cater for the individual needs of each girl and
work with the group as a whole to accommodate the variety of interests.
Learning to live and get along with others is an essential life-long
skill, one which is fostered daily at PLC Armidale.
Boarders are expected to attend Boarders' Chapel in the Astra Arts
Centre, every Monday night at 6pm, as well as Chapel during the school
week, each Friday with the Senior School.
Boarders also attend the Sunday service at St Paul's Presbyterian Church in Armidale in Weeks 2 and 8 of each term.
To learn more about our boutique Boarding experience, please contact
our Head of Boarding, Mrs Margot Ball or Enrolments Manager, Mrs Sally
Mrs Alison Spencer
Head of Boarding
Tel: (+612) 6770 1724