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Life as a Boarder

Our caring, committed and friendly staff aim to create a family atmosphere that is warm and inclusive

The Boarding House is home to 64 girls from Country NSW, International and local Sydney region. Our boarders bring a wealth of cultural and family backgrounds to our community and we value and celebrate this diversity,

Boarding is a unique opportunity to live in a global village and learn to live with others, share experiences and learn from one another. 

Boarding at PLC Sydney is an opportunity to grow. The girls who gain the most from the boarding experience are those who participate fully in the life of the College – both at school and in the Boarding House. With a wide range of sporting, artistic, academic and social activities on offer, there are plenty of exciting new experiences to be discovered.

A boarder has many boarding sisters to help support them, as well as developing life long connections and friendships as they develop strong ties with both day and boarding students. 

Life as a boarding student brings new exciting challenges such as sharing your life and home with 64 people is an experience like no other. Learning to live with students who may speak multiple languages, sharing meals in a huge dining room that is full of life and excitement, eating food you may not have experienced before, developing close friendships with students within all year groups, all add to the unique fun of the boarding experience. 

Learning to organise your own life in every aspect, managing your school timetable, balancing your extra curricular with your academic life, organising yourself for the school day, learning to communicate information to your parents clearly regarding weekend leave is all part of the learning experience.  Learning and practising a substantial amount of independence will become part of your daily routine.

At the end of a busy day you’ll be able to laugh and relax together with your roommates and appreciate the wonderful environment you are living in with your peers.