The boarding experience at St Paul's
St Paul’s College provides a residential learning experience (Boarding) for boys and girls in single sex facilities.
Students may become either full residents (for 7 days a week during term time) or weekly residents (Monday morning to Friday afternoon). Overnight or short-stay residential learning is also available to students on a case-by-case basis.
Students are attracted to St Paul’s because of our rich and diverse curriculum. We offer a unique environment within a nurturing and supportive community.
There are no separate enrolment criteria for learning in residence students. When students are enrolled at St Paul’s their parents/caregivers may elect to change their daughter or son’s status between that of a day student, weekly resident or full time resident according to their circumstances and the availability of accommodation.
All policies, procedures and guidelines of the day school and the learning in residence are derived from the same underlying Christian ethos. Although the learning in residence is separate from the day school, the welfare, behavioural management and support structures that exist in the day school are also available to residence students and residence staff.
As part of a unique community, it is the responsibility of all residents to respect the positive traditions of our great school. Take comfort in the knowledge that every resident at St Paul’s College has an unequalled opportunity to learn. Choose to spend your time wisely – find those things that you are passionate about and pursue these interests with great vigour. Above all, make the most of those opportunities available to you – get to know your peers and forge life-long friendships that will stand you in good stead, now and into the future.
Learning to live in community is a vital skill and research teaches us that residents develop close friendships and values, such as resilience, tolerance and independence, often much earlier than others who are not given the same educational opportunities. Living at school offers many advantages – time that would otherwise be allocated to travel can be better utilised, enabling residents to be fully engaged in their school work, sporting endeavours and other co-curricular activities. Our residents have access to academic support from a selection of academic staff who are available throughout the day and in the evenings.
A message to all our prospective residents: an incredible and exciting residential adventure awaits you at St Paul’s – get involved, enjoy all that is on offer, make the most of this amazing opportunity to engage in a unique curriculum in a unique setting.
Mr Nic Wheeler
Director, Learning in Residence
St Paul’s College
Walla Walla NSW