A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Director of Boarding - Edition 4 - 2021

Flexible Boarding at Westminster

With Stage 3 of the Campus Masterplan underway, it is timely for us to consider what Westminster can offer to extend our hours of student support. By 2022, our new Dining Hall and Library will be operational to extend our hours of service to include supervised study sessions and meals. For now though, we are keen to find out if we have any families who may be interested in learning more about our plans for flexible boarding options.

Broadly, these include:

  • Long Day - for those students wishing to undertake training or rehearsals, have dinner, engage in supervised and supported evening study/ tutorials and then be collected by parents/caregivers by 9.30 pm.
  • Casual/Overnight - for those who are involved in a School activity and may need to stay for one or two nights in the Boarding House (may also include any aspect of Long Day).
  • Short Stay - for families whose parents/caregivers may need to be away for a short term and would like their child/ren to stay in Boarding (will be subject to COVID guidelines - may also include any aspect of Long Day).

The Long Day model will be beneficial for parents with late work commitments by providing a productive evening structure for their son or daughter before pick-up. This model would be structured to include tutorials and study supervision. Some students find School as the best place to study so this option would allow them to stay later and achieve more.

We look forward to providing more flexible options for all Westminster students to engage with their learning, collaborate with their peers and experience everything that the School has to offer. We know there is a great synergy to be created by allowing day students and boarding students to spend more time together.

If you are interested in flexible boarding and would like to know about what is being proposed for trial in the first instance, please register using the form below. Please note that filling in the form does not commit you to using the service, we are just aiming to gauge interest at this point.

If you have any questions, please contact me at the School via Email or T: 08 8276 0276 to discuss these options further.

Andrew Junge
Director of Boarding

Flexible Boarding Options

Please complete the form below to register interest for our proposed flexible Boarding options.
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