To board or not to board? Often a question families give great consideration to. For those in rural areas, it may not be a choice, but a necessity, to avoid long commutes and provide their child with the opportunity and stability they feel they deserve and will benefit from.
There are many benefits to boarding:
- Access to curricular and co-curricular activities
- Structured environment with rules and routine
- Allocated time for study
- Students develop qualities of resilience, self-reliance, initiative and humility.
- It enhances important life skills including organisation, collaboration, teamwork, leadership and the formation of study and work habits – lifelong skills that students will carry to lead successful adult lives.
If you are considering Boarding school for your child, you may wonder how their time would be structured. Here’s a typical day in the life of an EACS boarder:
- Students rise at 7.00am, dress, shower, tidy rooms, enjoy breakfast together and undergo room inspections before leaving for school at 8.20am.
- Students return home at 3.05pm for afternoon tea and Co-curricular activities.
- Wash-up before enjoying dinner at 6.15pm.
- Supervised preparatory work (homework) in the evenings (5.00pm to 6.00pm and 7.00pm to 8.00pm), with learning support available twice per week.
- Breaks followed by supper with bedtime at 9.00pm (Years 7 to 9), 9.30pm (Year 10) and 10.00pm (Years 11 and 12).
You can find more about Boarding at EACS by downloading a copy of the Boarding Handbook or contacting our House staff on (08) 9083 2444.