The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Ever thought of trying Boarding?

Scotch College Residential Life continues a long and valued tradition of boarding at the college. It provides a structured, supportive and caring educational environment for boys to develop skills and attitudes that will prepare them for the wider world. In boarding, we pride ourselves on teaching the social values of trust, co-operation, tolerance, respect, loyalty and pride.

At Scotch, we provide a range of flexible boarding options to meet the needs of our Year 7 to 12 students and their families.

We offer full-time boarding for students from remote areas, international destinations and for even those who live locally. In fact, many metropolitan families now see boarding as an option for their family because of the opportunities that living within the Residential Community provides. Full time boarding means that students live within the Residential Community seven days a week.

We also offer boarding on a temporary basis for parents who may be traveling or for other reasons where it may not be possible for children to stay with other friends or families. This option provides stability for the boys and allows them to continue to meet all of their school requirements without families having to depend on others to care and transport them. Temporary Boarding can be as flexible as you need it to be and boys will become part of a close-knit community and have plenty of opportunities to study, play sports and enjoy recreational activities.

Another option available to Scotch families is weekly boarding. With both parents now working within many families why not take the pressure of having to prepare the family meal, manage after school pick-ups and then oversee nightly homework by taking advantage of all that living within the Residential Community at Scotch has to offer. Five meals a day, laundry, structured homework times, nightly tutors, school activities right at their door step, monitoring and regulating use of mobile phones and laptops are just some of the reasons why boarding is becoming a viable option for many of our families.

Boarding, even in the short term, aids in developing boy's independence, self-management, resilience and social skills and also provides a fantastic opportunity for them to increase their network of friends.

An example of weekly boarding would see students live in the boarding house for four nights (Monday to Thursday) and then have three nights at home (Friday to Sunday).

For further information, please contact the Residential Life Administration Office.

Phone: +61 8 9460 6655


Hours: Monday to Friday; 08:00 – 16:00 during term time.

Mr Marcus Wilkinson
Director of Residential Life