WElcome to boarding
Paris whibley, Boarding House Captain 2020
Welcome to boarding at PLC Armidale!
2020 will be another action-packed year in the Boarding House. It is always exciting returning to school at the start of a new year to see both old and new faces.
The boarding staff are so helpful and friendly it makes settling into the boarding routine a breeze.
Many exciting actives run throughout the year including themed nights every term that involve dressing up and playing games as the bond between girls and staff grows.
Park run, so many sporting events and the opportunity to visit town allow the us to get more involved with the local Armidale community.
All of us really appreciate our parents’ decision and the sacrifices they make so we can have this very special PLC Armidale education.
Boarding at PLC Armidale provides many diverse opportunities that may not have been available to many girls living at home or going to different schools.
In the four years I have been at PLC Armidale, I have been very involved with the Cattle team and have loved every second of it.
Showing cattle would not have been a possibility if I was at home or at many other boarding schools but is now something I am very passionate about and will continue after I finish my schooling. Other wonderful opportunities PLC Armidale offers include many musical groups, school drama productions, cultural, charitable and personable development experiences such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, along with a wide variety of sport and other activities that run on school days and weekends.
Looking back at my boarding experiences at PLC Armidale time has gone too quickly. I have enjoyed so many aspects of the boarding house life.
I have become aware of and appreciated the various different backgrounds that PLC Armidale girls come from: around Australia and around the world!
Boarding at PLC Armidale has been rewarding for me personally and socially. I have acquired a level of independence, increase patients and tolerance and an appreciation for the benefits for living with others.
The boarding house has also given me the mentoring opportunity to build relationships with the younger girls which makes the boarding experience feel like living with a bunch of sisters, a family.
The boarding house is a supportive and positive environment in which girls can learn, grow and flourish. Everyone looks out for each other and it really is a home away from home.
I wish everyone in the PLC Armidale Boarding House a fantastic year ahead.