Home away from home
As a leading Western Australian co-educational Boarding School, we know how important a comfortable bed and well cooked meal are, with nothing being able to beat the home cooking of mum! We create a welcoming environment for our boarding school students, encouraging them to develop independence, while at the same time, providing them with the wonderful opportunity to forge strong friendships with fellow Boarding students.
We have been a co-ed Boarding School for over 50 years, and one of the only Boarding Schools in WA to provide our unique style of boarding accommodation. Our cottage-style units provide a wonderful home environment for our students, with shared kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities. Units can accommodate up to eight Boarding students of the same gender and comprise of a mix of students from different year groups to reflect the vertical integration of the wider School community, while also creating a natural family-like feeling. Students in younger year groups share a bedroom, while older students are provided their own room. Each student is able to personalise their room with photographs, pictures, lights and colourful bedcovers giving each bedroom a unique look.
Food, glorious food!
All students’ meals are provided by the expert chef and cooks from our onsite Boarding Café. All meals are freshly prepared and we can cater for special dietary requirements. During the summer months, the outdoor barbeque area is often used for alfresco dining, and during the term, the boarding kitchen hosts themed nights, cooking cuisine from countries around the world. Each week, students can select a variety of staples to be available in their unit and all students start the day by enjoying a healthy breakfast in the Cafe. Visit here to see a sample daily routine and sample weekly menu.
Easy access to sport and activities
Boarding students have access to the BCGS library, tennis and sport courts after school and on weekends. It is easy for boarding students to attend training for School sports teams or tutoring sessions held at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School. Senior Boarding students (Years 10 to 12) have access to a gym and weights room before and after School. Students are encouraged to participate in after-School activities, including joining City of Bunbury sport clubs, or other community clubs. A dedicated Boarding bus is provided to transport students to and from their out of school co-curricular commitments.
The wellbeing of all students is integral to ensuring they flourish while at School. The School provides a Boarding Family Unit to allow family members to be closer to their child when this will assist in improving their wellbeing. The Boarding Family Unit can be booked by parents, or legal guardians of children enrolled in Boarding.