Choosing to send your son to a boys’ boarding school in Perth is a major decision. Wesley College is an award-winning option.
At Wesley, we offer our boarders a vibrant and nurturing environment. We strive to create a family-style community that encourages each boy’s growth – supporting them as they become happy, responsible individuals. Our approach is one of the many reasons why Wesley College was named as Boarding School of the Year in the Australian Education Awards 2019. To read more about the award, simply click here.
Wesley College Boarding House is situated in the foreshore suburb of South Perth, on the College’s campus. Housing up to 160 boys from Years 7 – 12, the boys are looked after by a dedicated group of staff who are also residents of the school, creating their own tight-knit boarding community within the school community.
Living in a boarding environment extends the opportunities for boys in many regards. We view boarding as an advantage, as there are greater opportunities in many different facets. These include the increased exposure to leadership opportunities, the academic benefits from working collaboratively with their peers, and greater access to teaching staff. Living in a diverse residential capacity, boys develop greater respect and acceptance for others.
What’s Our Secret to Being the Best Boarding School in Australia?
It all starts with our unbeatable location. The Wesley Boarding House is situated within the College’s beautiful South Perth campus, with ready access to the Swan River, the Angelo Street village and minutes from 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.
But, the ‘secret’ to our award-winning boarding program is working together as a team.
Everyone plays a part in creating an inclusive, studious, and fun environment for all our boarders, This includes our Senior boys who mentor and guide the younger levels. This relationship helps our younger and new students grow confidence and adapt easily to their new boarding school environment
The other relationship that is crucial to our successful program is the one between our staff and students.
The bond that develops as the boys advance along their journey in boarding with their Year Level Co-ordinator (key pastoral care mentor) is central to their success and comfort at Wesley. This is supported by the way our staff strive to create a home-like environment for the students. Offering the comforts that they crave while still giving them the opportunity to be independent. Our team – including the Laundry, Health Centre, Kitchen, Cleaning and Boarding staff – are there to provide an environment that is enriching, invigorating, challenging and compassionate.
Finally, we work in partnership with parents to ensure we create positive relationships with each student. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Boys are cared for in a pastoral system based on year groups as our emphasis is to ‘know the boy’.
Everything You Need to Know about Boarding at Wesley
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If you’re interested in finding our more about our Boarding program, we offer school visits throughout the year so that you can get a first hand look at our great facilities and to find out if Wesley College is right for your child.
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