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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.

Mr James Brauer, with wife Tilly and two children, Ruby and Albie.

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 Boarding is Mr James Brauer who is also a Middle School mathematics teacher. James holds ten years’ experience working in the classroom and boarding environment. Originally from Sydney, he moved to Armidale as a student to study primary school teaching. Once earning his degree, James moved to Brisbane where he worked at Marist College Ashgrove.

Over the following ten years James worked as a teacher in the Middle School, and was also an integral member of the boarding community. James’ positions as a member of the Ashgrove boarding staff included being Duty Master, Deputy Housemaster and Housemaster. James, his wife Tilly and two children, Ruby and Albie, moved to Armidale to accept the appointment as Head of Middle School boarding at TAS.

Assisting James is Deputy Head of House, Harriet Symons and House Mother Mrs Manuela Jones, a past TAS parent of two boys.

Head of House: Mr James Brauer

Contact:  By Email or  mobile 0413 099 128

Deputy Head of House:  Ms Harriet Symons on mobile 0410 936 423