Boarding Life

The decision to send your child boarding is a daunting one, we know, but at Springvale ‘House’ we truly do provide a home away from home.

A weekly boarding system where kids come to grow, learn and play while their parents can get all their work done. Meaning that families can really enjoy their time together on the weekends. Look at it like a 4 night sleep over with friends, where they happen to be fed a perfectly balanced diet, taught all they need to know, burn off their energy on the sports field and of course become independent and confident little humans. And there is more!! We have our own sanatorium and trained nurse.

You would collect your children at 1500 on Fridays and return them by 0730 on Monday mornings – but we do have a bus service available too.

We take great care in ensuring our Grade 1’s are well looked after. On their arrival they are attached to a grade 7 (their buddy) who is responsible for showing them the ropes, from shoe cleaning, to showering, to dressing and even brushing their teeth. Done now for over 12 years, it has proved to be a highly successful system in settling the new children into the Springvale House family.

A monitor system was introduced at Springvale House in 1996 as a replacement for the traditional system of prefects. The aim is to involve all our Grade 7’s in learning to be leaders under the banner of “Servant leadership”.

As a result our Monitors do a variety of duties in different areas of the school, such as, Infants Reading, Dorm supervision, Studies, locking up etc.

By the end of their final year we will have hoped to have emphasized such values as caring, responsibility, reliability, think of others, being an example etc. Which are all part of being a good citizen and leader.

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