Boarding Life

Haileybury Kormilda Boarding currently accommodates 80 Aboriginal boarders from remote communities as far away as Kununarra in Western Australia.

The Dewarra dormitory has both individual and shared rooms, and communal areas that include a reception, common rooms, games room, music room, computer rooms, kitchens and outdoor lounge areas.

Students are well catered for with a nutritious range of meals that is overseen by a Student Food Forum, who consults regularly with fellow boarders on the four-week menu rotation. A firm daily structure is set in place, which includes nightly information meetings, homework help and tutoring in the Library after school, as well as chores shared around on a roster system.

After-school and weekend activities include recreational interaction with a range of volunteers from community organisations, including gap year students who play sport, or other fun activities such as Zumba, pizza making, cupcake baking, crafts etc.

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.