A MESSAGE FROM OUR
Director of Boarding
Being a boarder is very special and gives you the most wonderful opportunity to learn how to live and study in a more independent setting than you would normally find in most homes. The opportunities that are available to our boarders, both academically, after school, in the evenings and at weekends are truly outstanding, and we are so lucky to live in such a wonderful setting. Caring and looking after other people’s children is a wonderful honour, and our Boarders are treated exactly like my own children. The structures of the Boarding Community give focus and direction to them, whilst not being restrictive on their ability to grow and develop in their own individual ways.
I urge every single boarder to push themselves outside of their comfort zones and take part in as wide a variety of activities as they can manage, making sure that they get involved in lots of new things that they haven’t experienced before. Simply taking the easy option, doesn’t challenge them and if it doesn’t challenge them, it won’t help them grow into and fulfil their potential.
Starting at a new school, possibly in a new country, is a really daunting prospect, but we understand this and are here to help and support our boarders as much as possible. Young people need a helping hand in life, as well as support when they make a mistake and we take care to get to know our boarders and understand that learning from mistakes is a key part of shaping the futures of the boarders in our care, so they can live successful and fulfilled lives in whatever they decide to do in the future.
Mr. Kieron O'Brien