Meet our Boarding Captain

2016 Boarding Captain Morgan O'Brien

Introducing our 2016 Boarding Captain, Morgan O'Brien


How did you come to board at St Catherine’s?

I began boarding at St Catherine’s in 2013 when I was in Year 9. We looked at a few different boarding schools, but St Catherine’s definitely stood out as being the most ‘homely’ and the staff and boarders were so friendly and welcoming. My sisters and I all walked away saying ‘we really want to go here!’

What aspects of boarding life do you most enjoy?

Throughout my time in the boarding house I have been lucky enough to develop close friendships with many girls, not just in my Year level, but also in the younger years. I definitely think this is unique to boarding as you would not normally integrate with other Year levels if you just attended School as a day student. I also love the sense of family and community you gain through boarding, especially at St Catherine’s where we are lucky enough to have such a small number of boarders, as you have the opportunity to develop strong friendships with almost every girl in the Boarding House.

What are your duties as Boarding Captain?

As Boarding Captain, I am responsible for organising the ‘closed weekend’ at the beginning of Term 1, which is designed to provide all the boarders the opportunity to get to know each other whilst also participating in fun activities. Another significant duty of ours is to be there for the girls, I encourage girls to come and chat with me, whether it be just to say hello or to discuss any issues or worries they might have. 

What kind of legacy would you like to leave as Boarding Captain at St Catherine’s?

I would like to be remembered as the kind of Captain who was always consistent and got things done, and also as someone who people could talk to and have a genuinely good time with.