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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.

Girls and boys board in separate accommodation, under the care of specialist staff who understand their needs.

White House (extended in 2016) is home to all Middle School boy boarders, who are under the care of a Head of House, Deputy Head of House and a Housemother, with assistance of 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 boy 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, including study and a king single bed. All houses are staffed by a Head of House who is a member of teaching staff, a Deputy, a Housemother, and a number of residential and duty staff.

 The home for all girl boarders (Years 6-12) is a newly built boarding house that in 2018 welcomes its first residents. The modern, three-storey development caters for 64 boarders and three residential staff and is Stage One of a facility that will ultimately accommodate 130 students. Junior girls share quad rooms, with Year 11s generally in twin rooms while Year 12 girls have their own study bedroom, including king single bed. A generous common room and kitchenette on the ground floor is complemented by smaller, breakout spaces on all levels. Other facilities include music practice rooms (one with a piano) and laundry.

Also living in the safe, modern environment are three residential staff, who along with the Head of House and Deputy Head of House, have a keen interest in the happiness and welfare of the girls in their care. In time, Middle School girl boarders will revert to Dangar Moyes, the previous home of girl boarders, thus replicating the boarding structure for boys.

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.