The Assumption College boarding community was founded to provide Catholic families living in remote and regional areas with a high-quality boarding experience for their children.
Over the years, this has remained our commitment, and today our boarding houses are full with the children of such families, many of whom have sent several generations of their young to Assumption.
The students of our boarding community, in their comfortable new ‘family style’ centres, are thriving. There is a palpable sense of young people growing and flourishing in surroundings that challenge and excite them.
Our staff (who live on site with the students) work tirelessly to provide a ‘family spirit’, so that both parents and the students themselves, feel welcomed and valued.
Assumption College has another version of the boarding program to offer our community – a new academic five-day boarding program for families eager to provide their son or daughter with an enhanced learning opportunity.
We recognise that though 7-day boarding is still necessary and important for many families (and to us), a growing number of families would welcome an option for their sons and daughters who are seeking high academic results, to take up an academic boarding program.
By this, we mean that some families are interested in having their child board at school during the school week, to take advantage of the additional tutoring and study support available to our boarders.
The academic boarding program will, of course, be less expensive (approximately $4000 less per year than the 7-day program), and can be tailored for those who might require additional inclusions to make the prospect workable for their circumstances (we are committed to flexible options that suit your family needs).
There would, of course, be allowances made in the weeks when the child is playing Saturday school sport.
We look forward to providing access to the academic boarding program for highly motivated students, who are keen to involve themselves in the boarding life of the College, and welcome your enquiries.
To discuss the exciting prospect of your child enrolling into the academic boarding program in 2020 or beyond, please contact our enrolments officer, Mr Bernie Jephson.
The program includes:
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