A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Marion, South Australia
Early Learning to Year 12

Boarding

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The Boarding Experience

With a dedicated team of experienced, professional and supportive staff, modern facilities, and a welcoming ‘family’ atmosphere, Westminster School has steadily grown to become one of South Australia’s largest coeducational boarding schools. We welcome Boarding students from Years 7 to 12 from a diverse range of backgrounds, and boast a large population of country students.

Three Girl Boarders Drinking Tea In Boarding Cottage

Girls' Boarding

Our Girl Boarders’ reside in comfortable, modern, air conditioned home units on the southern boundary of the School. Four girls generally share each unit, with the Year 12 students having their own room, Year 11 students, their own room where available, and all other students sharing a double room with one other student. Each unit has a kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and lounge room.

Boy Boarders Chatting And Working In Breakout Space

Boys' Boarding

Our Boy Boarders' reside in our Boarding House. The Boys' Boarding facility which is situated adjacent to the purpose built co-educational recreation room, comprises 24 single and 24 double rooms. Bathrooms are shared between rooms. There are four specific break out areas throughout each floor, and an infirmary on the ground level.

Girl And Boy Boarders Playing Foosball

Student Wellbeing

Within boarding we aim to maintain a family atmosphere. Guidelines for behaviour and House rules are based mainly on mutual courtesy and respect, and the promotion of safety for all students. Our Westminster Boarding program aims to establish a community of happy, successful, young people who are achieving more than they thought possible.

At Westminster School we have a tradition of developing strong and often enduring relationships with, not only our Boarders, but with their families and friends. Such a culture comes from treating Boarders as individuals, dealing with issues as if they involved members of one’s own family, and an ability to consider matters in perspective. It is very important that we establish a relationship with the family. Just as each student will be part of our Boarding House family, we hope that their families will feel welcome and take the opportunity to keep in regular contact, particularly if there are any queries, problems, or concerns.

Girl And Boy Boarders Chatting Outside Boarding Precinct

Boarding Precinct

Our Boarding students enjoy living in a safe and healthy rural oasis in the heart of the inner southern suburbs, a stone’s throw from Brighton beach and the Westfield Marion retail complex, and only 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

Boarders take full advantage of our on-campus facilities, which include our:

  • Sports and Swimming Centre, featuring a 10-lane heated indoor pool, multi-purpose courts, rock-climbing wall and High Performance Sport Training Centre;
  • extensive, beautifully landscaped grounds;
  • state-of-the-art performing arts and music rehearsal facilities;
  • comfortable dining facilities; and
  • a fully supported computing network.

Westminster School is proud to be a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) which serves to support and develop best practice in residential communities across Australia.