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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 spiritual wellbeing. 

7.00am - 8.00am
7.30am - 8.30am
Music Practice / Sports Training
8.00am Completion of House duties - all areas to be tidied
8.30am 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.
6.30pm Prep until 8.00pm for Years 6-8. Prep until 8.30pm for Years 9-12. *NB. Supervised by Academic Staff.
9.00pm on
Quiet time and lights out is staggered, starting at 9.00pm for Year 6, to 10.00pm for Years 10-12.
WEEKENDS Saturday and Sunday
8.00am Breakfast available in the Dining Room until 11.00am.
9.00am - 12.30pm              
Free time for shopping, sporting commitments or activities.
12.30pm Lunch
1.00pm Recreation activities or free time.
5.45pm Dinner
6.30pm Free time for activities, videos, television or outings.
11.00pm All lights out.
8.00am Breakfast available in the Dining Room until 10.00am
9.30am Sunday Service at St Paul's twice a Term or Monday evening services in the Astra Arts Centre.
11.00am - 12.00noon              
5.30pm Dinner
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Free Time


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

  • Fortnightly Lion's Roar newsletter
  • Boarders' Blog
  • Facebook page
  • This website
  • Regular emails and phone calls to families


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 McCook.

Mrs Alison Spencer

Head of Boarding

Tel: (+612) 6770 1724