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Our Boarders: A Home Away From Home

‘Being a boarder is like being part of a tightly woven spiritual group who make up the heart and soul of the Wesley Community.’

HUGO SANDO, Captain of Boarding 2014

 

Choosing to send your son to boarding school is a major decision.

 

At Wesley, we offer our boarders (Years 7 to 12) a vibrant, nurturing, family-style environment that strives to cater for each boy’s well-being, encourages his growth and uniqueness, and supports him to become a happy, responsible individual.

 

The Wesley Boarding House is situated within the College grounds in our idyllic location in South Perth with ready access to the Swan River, the Angelo Street village and within walking distance of the ferry to Perth city.

 

The local parklands, cycle paths and skate park, combined with facilities of the Wesley Sports Club, ensure boarders have superb recreational opportunities that provide the necessary balance to the academic rigour of school and evening study.

 

Boarders are integral to the Wesley community and are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive facilities and support services the College offers. Boys are cared for in a pastoral system based on year groups, with a year coordinator allocated to each group. Our emphasis is to ‘know the boy’. We develop positive relationships with each student, working in partnership with parents.

 

The Boarding staff also fosters opportunities for mentoring and leadership development as part of life in the Boarding House. In Years 11 and 12, students have opportunities to assist in running dorm operations for a term, including monitoring and assisting with study habits and dorm routines. These opportunities build and strengthen friendships across year groups.

 

The academic experience for boys is supported by access to staff, tutors and state-of-the-art facilities including computers, classrooms and music practice rooms. Boarding staff focus on providing a student-focussed culture which promotes active citizenship and leadership development.


Headstart

 

To prepare students for their transition to academic life at Wesley and the introduction of structured homework (PREP), the College introduced ‘Headstart’ in 2016, a free program delivered via the internet providing English and Numeracy curriculum. The program is optional but parents are encouraged to consider the benefits in preparing their son for his commencement at Wesley. To learn more about Headstart, please click here.