Life as a St Catherine's Boarder
Life as a boarder is a time for making good friends, fun memories and great study habits.
Our boarding staff are especially chosen for their caring attitudes and warm personalities. Older students are also keen to help younger boarders and a culture of respect and kindness makes the Boarding House a great home.
Friends and freedom
Boarders are welcome to invite friends over and overnight visits can also be arranged. With permission, boarders can visit other students' homes, attend parties and go on outings with a friend's family.
Students are allowed to use public transport to go to local shops and are given increased freedoms and responsibility as they mature.
Food for thought
Student representatives meet regular with the Catering Manager to ensure popular choices are made. The menu is always healthy and varied and dietary requirements are catered for.
Girls have access to the fully stocked pantry which includes everything needed for hot drinks and also snacks such as sweet biscuits, dried fruit and nuts, cheese and yoghurt.
On weekends many of the girls arrange social outings, whether it be shopping, meeting friends at a café or restaurant, visiting galleries, markets or beaches, seeing a film or visiting one of Melbourne's many attractions.
At the beginning of every year, a special weekend of activities is organised by the Boarding Captain and staff, when all of the girls stay in for the weekend. Known as the 'Closed Weekend', both new and returning boarders look forward to this event, which is a time getting to know other boarders and just having fun!
St Catherine's boarders are also regularly invited to supervised socials with boarders from other schools such as Scotch College, Caulfield Grammar, Melbourne Grammar and Xavier College.
Creating great study habits
Allocated study times and appropriate bedtimes mean that boarders are in a great position to make the most of their education. Tutors are also available to assist with homework.