Boarding life

Boarding life

Narrogin Residential College is one of Western Australia’s largest and most progressive co-educational boarding colleges.

Narrogin Residential College boarders with boarding supervisorsYour child will board in a comfortable and safe community environment with ongoing academic and pastoral care and support.

students with pianoWe understand the importance of ensuring your child has access to a supportive and productive study environment. We have compulsory study time in the evening from Sunday to Thursday for all students. After-school tutoring is available at the school, as well as access to private tutors.

If your child has an interest in music, private music lessons can be organised for piano, guitar and vocals. The college has a piano for practice.

 

Narrogin supervisor with a studentWe are a progressive college and we make it our mission to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment for our boarders. Our staff actively maintains an open and direct line of communication with Narrogin Senior High School and parents.

We genuinely care about our boarders. We understand that we play an important role in supporting teenagers in the physical absence of their parents or guardians.

Supervisors do not replace the role of a parent. Instead, they form good relationships with parents or guardians, and ensure they communicate with and support students and their families.

Pizza night at Narrogin Residential CollegeNarrogin Residential College provides 3 meals a day plus afternoon tea and supper.  Our menu includes a variety of healthy home-style meals and provides for students with any dietary requirements. In addition to our 5 week menu rotation, our kitchen staff also organises several themed nights throughout the year. Our meal plans are in line with the Fresh School Nutrition Advisory Program, FreshSNAP.

You can refer to an example of a typical menu.

Boarders at Narrogin Residential College can enjoy the onsite poolWe encourage students to be active and participate in group activities. Our college has its own sporting teams that play in the local competition at the Narrogin Recreation Centre. We currently have 4 girls’ and 2 boys’ basketball teams, 3 netball teams and 2 mixed hockey teams.

Our students also play for local cricket and football clubs. Some students practise taekwondo or go to army cadets.

You can be assured that your child will be well looked after if they are unwell. We have 2 sick bays on site and can access doctors and the nearby Narrogin Hospital.

Billiards and table tennis tables at Narrogin residential collegeThe college offers a wide range of recreation activities. We have pool tables, foosball, table tennis, archery facilities, giant Connect 4, Xbox, movie nights, arts and crafts, cooking sessions, table tennis, talent night, lawn cricket, lawn waterslides and scavenger hunts. 

Narrogin Residential College boarders can enjoy day trips on the weekendsWe also organise excursions to Perth for shopping trips, visits to Bounce Trampoline Park or Perth Zoo, ice-skating, basketball and AFL games, Wagin Woolorama and other field and agriculture shows, the movies or ten-pin bowling. 

Refer to our scheduled special activity days and events on our Term 1 2024 planner.

Mural saying "Dream big, work hard, be kind to yourself and others and amazing things will happenSome students may feel homesick when they board away from home. This usually happens when they first arrive and are settling in. We encourage students to speak with supervisors about their feelings or phone home for a chat. Supervisors also try to help students make new friends and feel more at home.

If your child has something on their mind and they would like to speak to someone other than a supervisor, parent or carer, they can seek support from the: Boarders playing noughts and crosses

  • Kids Helpline
  • school psychologist
  • school chaplain
  • school nurse.

If you or your child has any concerns about the residential college, please speak with the college manager. If a student has any concerns they feel they cannot raise with the college manager, they can email residentialstudentcomplaints@education.wa.edu.au.

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