Senior School Boarding Routine
Whilst each day is different; a typical day will look something like this.
7:00 am Wake and shower
7.30 am Breakfast in the Dining Hall
8.15 am Tidy rooms and prepare for the day
8.20 am House assembly
8.30 am Lessons commence
10.15 am Recess – morning tea in the boarding house
1.00 pm Lunch available in Dining Hall
3.40 pm End of classes
4.00 pm Sport, co-curricular programme or study time
5.30 pm Dinner in Dining Hall
7:00 pm House Assembly
7.10 pm Supervised Prep
9.00 pm Jobs and Supper
10.00 pm Lights out
Yr 11 and Yr 12 may study quietly in their rooms
Regular parts of the day: Weekdays
We operate on a 10-day cycle of six periods per day, from Monday to Friday.
Prep (supervised homework)
Prep (short for ‘Preparation’) is quiet study time to prepare for the following day’s schoolwork and assigned homework tasks. All students complete a session of Prep each weeknight in house. Year 11 and 12 students are permitted to ‘sign out’ of house during Prep to attend the Library or Art School. Although there is scheduled Prep time, it is essential that students also work independently and consistently on weekends.
At the conclusion of their academic timetable, Senior School students will either attend sport or co-curricular activities or have free time for additional study before attending dinner in the Dining Hall.
Lights out in Senior School is from around 10.00 pm for Year 10 students, and Year 11 and 12 students are permitted to continue studying quietly in their rooms. Mobile phones are handed to house staff for safekeeping and returned in the morning.
Key activities: Weekends
As a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS), all boarding and day boarders in Senior School participate in compulsory sporting competitions or practice on Saturday mornings throughout term time. There is a wide range of sports at different levels of achievement available, and whilst we do not prescribe which sports students play, we do insist that they are involved in something.
Every weekend is different, with the one constant being Saturday morning sporting commitments. Once this is completed, students are free to meet friends at our Handbury Centre of Wellbeing for a swim or use of the gym, have quality time to themselves or take the opportunity to study. We offer a wide range of House and Whole School Activities that students can be involved in, including Friday night Footy, Saturday night movies on the scoreboard, DVD nights, make your own pizza on wood fire ovens, trips to the beach, Geelong shopping trips, visits to Melbourne, theatre trips and cinema outings. Co-curricular activities also include Musical rehearsals and Polo events on Friday nights.