Boarding Houses

TAS is a residential school that embraces those intangibles that transform a place of residence into all the best aspects of home.

The boarding houses provide academic support giving our boarding students a real advantage, as well as an active and rich social and recreational life.

With a move to full co-education from 2016, there has been some changes to residential life at TAS. Girls and boys board in separate accommodation, under the care of specialist staff who understand their needs.

From the beginning of 2016, the newly extended White House has been home to all boy Middle School boarders, who are under the care of the Head of Middle School Boarding and a Housemother, both being assisted by teaching and duty staff. Boys are accommodated in dormitories of between four and eight boys, with communal lounge areas and a wireless internet network.

Senior boarders – Years 9-12 – are accommodated in Abbott, Croft or Tyrrell house. In Senior School, boarders have their own study and bedroom space in shared dormitories of between three or four boys (Years 9-10), twin share (Year 11) and all Year 12 boarders have their own room.

Girl boarders are accommodated in the newly refurbished Dangar House, creating a safe and homely environment in one of the most historic buildings on our campus. Girls reside in shared rooms with all aspects of the interior design focused on maintaining a sense of privacy within light, bright rooms. They are cared for by specialist staff with a keen interest in their happiness and welfare.

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. Parents of current boarders can find out more about what’s happening in their child’s house in the Parent Portal section of the website.