Why choose to board at Caulfield Grammar School?
Boarders at Caulfield Grammar School’s Caulfield campus in Melbourne generally come from country Victoria and Southern New South Wales, along with a small contingent of students from other states and overseas. Students come to experience the rich and varied learning programs of Caulfield Grammar while enjoying the benefits of boarding life and all that Melbourne has to offer. Caulfield Grammar has always been a boarding school and is committed to providing a secure, supportive and caring learning environment for girls and boys living away from home.
Caulfield Grammar School’s boarding house is the closest coeducational APS boarding school to the heart of Melbourne, offering boarding for girls and boys – brothers and sisters. Girls and boys share common recreation and dining facilities but are accommodated in separate boarding houses. Students have supervised study blocks in which tutors are available. All living arrangements, including meals, social activities and study are supervised by boarding staff.
Computers are situated throughout the boarding houses and are all linked to the school’s computer network, enabling students to access the school’s online educational resources. Each bedroom within the boarding house has network access for students who wish to bring in their own computer.
While enjoying the friendly, family atmosphere of the small boarding community of around 95 boarders, students can enjoy the excellent facilities of Caulfield Campus, including: library, fully equipped gymnasium, music school, tennis courts, indoor basketball courts, netball courts, 650 seat auditorium, performing arts studio, playing fields and a heated indoor swimming pool.
Caulfield’s location, only 8 kms from the city is well serviced by public transport. Boarders are ideally located to access the attractions of one of the world’s most liveable cities, including shops, theatres, beaches and sporting venues.
• How many students does the boarding house accommodate?
The boarding house is currently configured to accommodate 51 boys and 44 girls in separate boarding houses, but students share common recreation and dining facilities.
“Everyone is so friendly here, it’s like having 95 brothers and sisters and I have made many friends from overseas. I wanted to board since Year 7 and I found out about Caulfield through other boarders who I used to play tennis with. There are lots of boarders from my area.” Samantha, Year 12, Moama.
• Can boarders travel home for weekends?
There are many opportunities for student leave. Leave requests are submitted to, and authorised by the Head of Boarding, which also applies to Special Leave requests for leave on school nights or during normal school hours. Students remaining on campus are involved in a range of activities, including Saturday morning sport and can spend their free time utilising the schools proximity to the city and the comprehensive public transport available to them.
• What is Caulfield Grammar’s record of VCE success?
View Caulfield Grammar’s recent VCE Results.
Boarders are able to take advantage of the extensive academic support available to them – with a history of excellent results. In the last two years, 38% of boarders have achieved an ATAR of 90 or above and 70% of boarders have achieved an ATAR of 75 or above.
• What academic support is available to boarders?
Living on campus has great advantages for boarders. Study time is scheduled and boarding students are assisted by resident staff and by specialist teachers who tutor on midweek evenings. Studying in peer groups is also greatly beneficial.
“The ATAR results have always been good here and academically I am really improving. Teachers are always nearby, so if you are having problems with study there is always someone there to help” David, Year 12, Tatyoon.
• How can families be involved in the boarding community?
Boarders’ undertake an orientation program, including a 24 hour “live-in” for new families. Families are also kept informed, they receive a weekly newsletter, boarding community dinners are held at the beginning of each term and the Boarders Parents’ and Friends’ Group addresses boarding specific issues and provides a network of contacts.
To find out more about boarding at Caulfield Campus go to the Contact Us link and request a copy of the Boarding brochure or arrange a personal tour.