Boarding at St Teresa's


Our aim is to provide a holistic educational experience for young men boys. Their first priority is their schooling. Outside of class, over two-thirds of students time is spent in the boarding environment and structure. This too is an opportunity for growth and development, in so many ways. Through pastoral care, through recreation, through chatting and making friends with others, through the arguments that boys have and simply through rubbing shoulders with boys from so many different places, through learning to look after their belongs, and living in a structured environment - these are all opportunities for the boys to learn life-long skills.
One of your concerns will obviously be that your boy might be a long way away from you. We understand how worrying this might be for you. Your boys might be far away from home in terms of distance yet communication is very important to us.  Please feel welcome to phone any time if you wish to speak to your son. 
Each boy has a Residential Coordinator, or in the case of the new dormitories, a Head of House. 
Newsletter are sent out each term to keep families up to date with what is happening at the College. You are also welcome to like the St Teresa’s College facebook page which will keep you up to date on news and activities the boys have been involved in and draws attention to any matters that need to be addressed.
Most importantly, families are always welcome to come and stay with us. We have accommodation specifically for that purpose. We do understand that because of cost and other commitments this is not always possible, equally, we do want you to know that you are always most welcome to stay.

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There are three key expectations of boys while boarding at the College. They are:

TO BE KIND

TO BE COURTEOUS

TO BE RESPECTFUL


We operate from the premise that the family is paramount. Consequently, we are very conscious here at Abergowrie that we are entrusted, not only with educational expectations, but the care and welfare of the whole person. This translates into a care which both challenges and supports your son so that he comes to realise his personal worth and dignity and as well as that of others. Boarders are encouraged to be active, involved, and to make the most of the opportunities offered to them. Emphasis is placed on activities, tasks and experience.

      

We Give Thanks...

“St Teresa's College would like to acknowledge the Warrgamay People, the traditional owners of this country, who freely lived and hunted here as recently as the 1940's. We acknowledge the hospitality of the Warrgamay People, the hospitality of this land, and the reciprocal relationship the College enjoys with their current generations."

Nov 17

We are in week 6 of Term 4
There are 9 weeks in Term 4