Boarding Overview

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Boarding is at the heart of PLC Armidale and has been since the College's inception in 1887.

Learning to live, eat, play and study together with girls from different family circumstances and cultures is a unique life experience. 

Not only does Boarding build independence and strong friendships, it also develops resilience, tolerance, empathy and compassion. It prepares girls for life beyond school. 

Our Boarders are supported in organising and balancing their commitments, from juggling timetables to homework, and co-curricular activities, not only by our dedicated and experienced staff but also by the many "boarding sisters" across the year groups.

Like every PLC Armidale student, our Boarders are encouraged to have a go and make the most of the opportunities available at the College and in the New England community.

Our Boarders flourish in the more personalised, boutique boarding experience at PLC Armidale.

Our experienced and friendly Boarding House staff provide a home away from home, creating a safe and happy environment that nurtures a strong sense of family and community.

And we work in partnership with Boarder families to ensure their boarding experience is a positive and memorable.

The physical location of the Boarding House and its close proximity to our Dining Room and Senior School, reflects the centrality of boarding to our College community as a whole.

Our Boarders come from a range of geographical and cultural backgrounds - from all over New South Wales, interstate, and overseas.

Boarding Options

A range of flexible Boarding options is available including full time, weekly, part time and casual.

These options allow Boarders and their parents to choose a pattern of boarding which suits their needs.

Limited basic accommodation is also offered for Boarding families when they visit (bookings most definitely essential).

We understand that families of day students also have busy lives, and so we also offer an Extended Day Program for day students wishing to stay for after-school activities, dinner and prep.

For more information, please contact:

Mrs Alison Spencer
Head of Boarding
Tel: (+612) 6770 1716

Mrs Sally McCook
Enrolments Manager
Tel: (+612) 6770 1700