17 years ago we started out with one event in Dubbo.
15 boarding schools from Sydney and regional NSW put their faith in this ‘new’ model and turned up.
So did 60 rural and remote families. Some driving up to 400 km to meet with and discuss their child’s education opportunities.
From there, Boarding Schools Expo Australia (BSEA) has grown. We’ve welcomed over 10,000 children and their families to 52 face-to-face events over the past 17 years.
We’ve had gaps in proceedings due to crippling drought and, of course, the pandemic.
Time stands still for no one and this is particularly true of the digital mediums we now use. Back in 2005 social media didn’t exist, people still faxed each other funny memes, communication was dial up …. Internet available broadly but certainly not throughout many areas of rural and remote Australia.
The opportunities were just being explored.
Here at BSEA we’ve grown alongside digital mediums of marketing and we’ve embraced new technologies. With that in mind, in 2022 we have proudly launched our virtual platform, Boarding Expo 365.
It’s been a very busy start up, and just as back in 2005, we’ve had 17 schools from Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland and NT show their faith in our dream and subscribe.
We know that the virtual medium will grow, and it is with this absolute commitment to reaching families across Australia wherever they live, that we will continue to encourage boarding schools to list with ‘Boarding Expo 365’.
Click on our VISIT button and it will take you to our Boarding Expo 365 landing page – from there you’ll be able to Register for FREE to visit the virtual Exhibition Hall – 365 days of the year right from your kitchen table.
Keep returning as often as you like – we’re sure schools will continue to sign up throughout the year.
Just as those 60 families showed up in 2005, we’re asking you to simply CLICK through to the virtual platform and have a look. Support the schools who are committed to reaching you where you live and making your journey towards boarding school that little bit easier.
It’s truly ‘Destination Boarding…. From wherever you call home’.
The Inaugural ‘Boarding Schools Summit 2022’
We’re not just satisfied with bringing the boarding schools to you wherever you call home.
No. We want to absolutely arm you with everything you ever wanted to know about boarding schools and how they shape the lives of your children, and indeed your whole family unit.
We are bringing you our LIVE ONLINE ‘Boarding Schools Summit 2022’. By registering to ‘attend’ our online Expo you’ll automatically receive an Invitation to attend online Friday 21 October 2022.
We’ve engaged renowned regional Australian journalist and author, Jen Cowley OAM to host four panels with guests including Richard Stokes, Australian Boarding Schools Association, senior representative from ICPA Australia, leading education specialists, psychologists, nutritionists, boarding students themselves and many more.
Find out more about our Boarding Schools Summit 2022 including the Agenda for 21 October
It’s never too early to start the conversation with your child’s future boarding school.