Welcome to Boarding

Haileybury Kormilda Boarding currently accommodates 80 Aboriginal boarders from remote communities. Students come to Haileybury from Broome in Western Australia to Doomadgee in Queensland and from the Tiwi Islands in the Timor Sea to Yuendumu on the edge of the Tanami Desert.

Dewarra is our newly refurbished boarding house where all students currently reside. It contains both individual and shared rooms, and communal areas that include a reception, a spacious common room, a music room, computer rooms, kitchens and landscaped outdoor courtyards.

Students are well catered for with a nutritious range of meals that are overseen by Catercare on a four-week menu rotation. An established daily routine is set in place, which includes nightly information meetings, regular supported homework or ‘prep’ sessions, as well as a ‘daily jobs’ shared around on a roster system.

After-school and weekend activities include recreational interaction with a range of volunteers from organisations, such as STARS and Clontarf, the teachers at Haileybury and our Gap students. Community Service opportunities are presented to students and support the social justice approach of Haileybury.

Haileybury Rendall School has a number of vehicles, ranging from large coaches to Troop Carriers, which ferry the students to other schools and sports clubs on the weekends, as well as movies, swimming, discos, shopping, barbecues and other social excursions.

The boarding experience at Haileybury Rendall School enriches students with lifelong learning values of respect and responsibility, while also forging strong friendship bonds.