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PLC Armidale offers a friendly, homely boarding experience in our welcoming, safe and secure boarding facilities.

Boarders at PLC Armidale are encouraged to embrace the myriad of opportunities on offer at the College and in the New England region.The College offers many opportunities to students. The boarding house further extends the offering by providing a complimentary bus service for boarders to attend co-curricular opportunities around Armidale including those available through the Conservatorium of Music and the University of New England. This enables our Boarders to easily access a wide variety of opportunities unique to their interests and passions.

Our Boarders come from a range of geographical and cultural backgrounds - including girls from the city, coastal regions and country areas in New South Wales and throughout Australia. In addition to this, PLC Armidale offers a language program to international students. Hosting these students broadens the experience of all our Boarders and develops an appreciation of differing cultures.

Learning to eat, live, play and study together with girls from different family circumstances and cultures is a unique life experience which provides our students with a range of social and personal skills. Not only does the boarding experience build independence and strong friendships, it also develops resilience, tolerance, empathy and compassion. It prepares girls for life beyond school.


Parents are an integral part of the Boarding community. We seek to include boarding families into the college community through annual events such as the Boarer’s Christmas party and the Father Daughter Dinner. We have several Boarder Liaison parents who organise events to enhance the connections between Boarder Parents. These events are generally timed with college events such as the swimming and athletics carnival and the cross country.

Our Boarding families are kept informed of the events and activities of the Boarding House and College through the following communication channels:

  • Boardingware (our leave management system)
  • Fortnightly Lion's Roar newsletter
  • Regular emails and phone calls to families

We invite families to contact the boarding house should there be any areas of concern.

Boarding Options

A range of flexible boarding options are available through PLC Armidale including full time, weekly, part time and casual. This allows parents to choose a pattern of boarding that meets their needs and circumstances.

For more information on boarding options click here.

Casual Boarding 

Please find a link to the Casual Boarding form on our Boarding Forms page.

Change of boarding status

Should you wish to change your boarding status, please complete the form on our Boarding Forms page.

A small amount of accommodation is available to parents to use while visiting, bookings are essential. 

Please contact:

Miss Jennifer Leahy
Head of Boarding
Tel: (+612) 6770 1716