Modern, comfortable facilities provide your child with an exceptional environment for living and learning.
Esperance Residential College provides modern, comfortable and safe accommodation to make your child feel at home. Your child will have their own king-single bed, wardrobe, study desk, shelving, lockable drawers and cupboards for their personal items. Each room is air-conditioned and has access to a shared kitchenette.
Your child is encouraged to personalise their rooms with their own photos, items and decorations. We expect our students to keep accommodation areas clean and tidy and respect their fellow students, their privacy and belongings.
Our accommodation is divided into male and female houses, with junior and senior students grouped together where possible in a mix of single and shared rooms.
Students at the college can access large common spaces to socialise and participate in recreation and activities. Students have access to the main TV area where we provide Foxtel and on documentary nights. In each dormitory we also provide a small lounge area with kitchen facilities for our senior students. For Year 7 and 8 students, there is a lounge area as well as a fridge and microwave. These are great areas for students to relax with friends away from the main common areas of the College. Students also have access to shared computers with internet, email and printing facilities.
The college features a large dining hall where students congregate for breakfast and dinner every day and lunch on weekends. Students have the chance to have a break during their busy days to dine together, catch up with their mates, hear important college notices and check-in with college supervisors.
The college provides many recreation options to help your child keep active and take the time to relax and unwind. Your child can enjoy games such as pool, table tennis and table soccer. They can also access craft activities, television, music rooms, ovals, tennis courts, an enclosed basketball court, a gym, skateboard ramps, canoes, bikes and golf equipment. School and community libraries are also available to students.
Esperance Residential College is located next to Esperance Senior High School within the Esperance Community Education Campus. Students make their own way to and from school each day.
The college has 3 buses equipped with seatbelts to transport students to extra-curricular activities, excursions and organised activities. College staff regularly organise trips into town and to popular destinations such as the indoor heated pool in town, the cinema and local beaches.
Students are not permitted to drive personal vehicles whilst boarding at the college. Students must have supervisor and parental permission to ride in other people's personal vehicles and the driver must be an adult. A student with a current driver’s license may only drive their personal vehicle to travel between home and the college with supervisor and parent approval, and keys are surrendered to supervisors during their stay.
Your child may be eligible for subsidised travel for their trips between home and the college. Subsidised travel provides up to 4 return trips from your home address to the college, 1 for each term. Discover more about the subsidy and your eligibility through the Student Subsidised Travel Scheme.
The college can provide bus transport to transfer students between the college and the airport or bus depot. We support students to book bus transfers once they arrive at the college, for example, should they need to travel home for the weekend. We need at least 1 day’s notice to organise a bus transfer.