White House

Boarding at TAS transforms a place of residence into all the best aspects of home, while giving boarders an academic advantage as well as an active and rich social and recreational life.

Recognising the unique needs of boys in early adolescence, White House is a home away from home where boy boarders in Years 6-8 ‘live with their mates’. Under the care of the Head of Middle School Boarding and a Housemother, who are assisted by teaching and duty staff, around 70 boys are accommodated in dormitories of between four and eight students, with communal lounge areas and a wireless internet network. The construction of a new residential wing in 2015 has allowed all Middle School boy boarders to be under the one roof, for the first time.

Evening study time (‘Prep’) is conducted in classrooms and in the boarding house, under the supervision of academic staff.

From rising time until lights out, the life of a boarder is an active and fulfilling one, with age-appropriate routines designed to help them flourish academically, physically, socially and spiritually.

The Head of Middle School Boys Boarding is Mr Andrew Junge, a homeroom teacher in Middle School with a rich experience in residential life. Originally from Cootamundra, Mr Junge was a boarder at Newington College in Sydney and after a decade working in the family business, moved into teaching. After his first stint at TAS during which time he was deputy housemaster of Croft House, he and his wife Natasha moved to Rockhampton Grammar School, a large co-educational boarding school in Queensland. He was appointed Head of Middle School boarding at TAS in 2014.

Assisting him is the White House House Mother Mrs Manuela Jones, a past TAS parent of two boys.

Head of House: Mr Andrew Junge

Contact:  By Email or  mobile 0413 099 128

Deputy Head of House:  TBA