Boarding FAQ

Your questions

Churchie’s Founder Canon William Morris always held boarding at the heart of his vision for Churchie.

Today, boarding life remains tied to the spirit of the school; our boarders, as well as our day boys, have a rich tradition of academic excellence. We provide a secure, safe environment for each boy to learn and grow emotionally, morally, intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically.

You are welcome to contact the School to organise a personalised tour at a time that suits you or attend a Headmaster’s Tour.

Contact the Admissions Office on 07 3896 2200 or email [email protected].

You are also welcome to take our online tour or attend the Open Day.

There are always activities designed for boys of all ages.

Activities range from fishing and beach days to fun runs and theme park visits. We also host a range of activities onsite that boarders can participate in. Boys will often have suggestions for activities, and we try to make most activities available.

The recreation officer advertises venues and costs at house meetings.

The housemaster and assistant housemaster are the regular contacts for boys to help them learn and grow through their adolescence. Assisting them are the academic tutors who see the boys each morning at the start of school. Evening teaching staff from a range of subject areas come to the boarding houses to supervise study and help the boys when they need it.

The vocational educational coordinator and the deans of studies can help boys to set their goals when determining post-school options. Churchie has a full-time educational psychologist and the school chaplain is always on hand to assist the boys if they are struggling with any aspect of their lives.

It is expected that boarders participate in the School’s cocurricular offerings.

Activities range from GPS sport to the The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Cadets, Chess and Music.

No. Boys can only take leave when it is approved by their parents and Housemaster.

Leave is limited to ensure that boys are fulfilling all of their academic and co-curricular commitments.

All boarders’ uniforms are washed every day.

Boys put them out each evening and laundry is returned the following afternoon, washed and pressed.

Named casual clothes can also be washed by our staff in the laundry.

Housemothers and the House Keeper are on hand to help sew nametags onto items of clothing if needed.

All of the boys’ medical needs are met by the nurses in our health centre. They care for the boys on a daily basis, book appointments for the boarders and arrange transport and supervision at appointments.

Boarders are encouraged to establish set times when to call home.

Most boarders bring a mobile phone to school and can use this to call.

In most cases, we can prepare special meals to meet the needs of individuals who have special dietary requirements.

Take a virtual tour of Churchie Boarding below or visit the school any time to experience Churchie for yourself.

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