Director of Boarding

“At TAS it is important that all our are boarders feel a sense of community and connected-ness; that their life in the boarding house is homely, happy and meaningful, no matter what House they are in.” – Mr Michael Holland

Responsible for the oversight and management of the five TAS boarding houses, the Director of Boarding provides an additional layer of support for Heads of House, parents and students, and is a member of the School Executive team.

Promoting a climate where staff and students share mutual respect, care, trust and concern; providing and managing the necessary expectations in terms of student behaviour, creating opportunities for boarders to develop personal responsibility and facilitating appropriate social, cultural and other activities both within and outside the school, are all areas of focus of the Director of Boarding, Mr Michael Holland.

Mr Holland brings to TAS more than 20 years of boarding experience across five schools (both single sex and co-educational).

He was formerly Director of Boarding and Rudd Housemaster at Brisbane Boys’ College and previously in a similar position at Guildford Grammar School in Perth. Prior to that, he was Director of Gibney Boarding House at Aquinas College in Perth, Head of Trinity House at the co-educational Whitsunday Anglican School in Mackay, and commenced his career are Nudgee College, Brisbane (of which he is also an Old Boy).

In addition to a deep understanding of boarding life, he has a love of teaching English and History and a passion for coaching rugby. He lives on campus with his wife Julianne (a Registered Nurse) and daughter Lucy, who attends TAS Junior School.


Mr Michael Holland
Director of Boarding