More fabulous boarder stories shared with us throughout 2019, highlighting the unique experiences and opportunities boarding school offers.
Here are links to those stories that ran between June and October. Enjoy!
Isaac Barrett: prepared for the opportunities
JUNE: Year 8 boarder at St. Stanislaus’ College, Isaac Barrett of Coonamble loves everything about boarding and the opportunities it presents. It’s said he bleeds the Stannies blue and white. Isaac talks about his experience of boarding at the school.
Cooper Evans & Rosie McNair: boarding memories to cherish
Boarding captains at Barker College, Cooper Evans and Rosie McNair are part of a tight-knit, coeducational boarding community. Both are in their third year of boarding, building memories that will take them beyond school.
Georgia Kirkby: maintaining outside interests all part of the boarding experience
Bellata’s Georgia Kirkby, a passionate poultry and duck breeder, started as a boarder at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School(KRB) in Year 7 following her primary years in Narrabri.
Her small hometown has little in common with Rose Bay, a harbourside suburb seven
Will & Emma Benham: sibling support when living away from home
Brother and sister, Will and Emma Benham are both boarders at The Armidale School (TAS), where they’re enjoying a range of opportunities at the same time as carving out their own interests and identities.
Will and Emma, along with mum, Pip, share what it means to be able to enjoy the boarding experience knowing there’s someone to lean on close at hand.
Dimity Evans: boarding offers many pathways
Keen to go away to boarding school from Year 7, Year 11 student at Yanco Agricultural High School, Dimity Evans has thrown herself into the activities on offer over the past five years – everything from musical performance to showing cattle.
While missing family and friends from home, she sees the pathways that come from a boarding experience as worthwhile.
Tully O’Regan & Lachie Bible: confidence to dream
Where to send your child to school is a big decision for any parent. Never more so than if you’re considering boarding-based education for them.
Boys like Cranbrook School’s Head Prefect Tully O’Regan from
Fellow Year 12 boarding student Lachie Bible, from Trangie, also enthusiastically attests to the value of a Cranbrook education. He believes his scholarship to study at the school is paving the way for him to pursue truly transformative educational opportunities.
Andrew Newton: boarding is a world away from the realities of the farm
Year 11 boarder, Andrew Newton, has been at Shore since Year 7. Home is a seven hour drive away at Gurley, near Moree.
The Newton family’s century-old cropping property has faced a second winter without being able to plant winter crops, but it hasn’t deterred Andrew from one day returning home to the farm