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Boarding Handbook - 2021

New Boarders Update 2021 

Boarders from Years 6 to 12 comprise more than a third of our Secondary School student enrolment and boarding has formed the core of our School since our founding in 1881.

As Queensland’s largest boarding school, The Rockhampton Grammar School is very much about the people who reside within it. 

Watch the video below to take a behind the scenes look at the story of RGS student and boarder, Tessa. 

Living at School presents opportunities to learn real-life lessons from each other every day.

Parents and children value the School’s promise of a thorough education, committed teachers, strong academic and co-curricular programmes, high expectations and valuable personal interactions that come from being supported by close friends and staff.

From towns and properties throughout Central Queensland and beyond, each boarder brings his or her own experiences, backgrounds, talents and skills to the School. They learn from and with each other which prepares them well for life beyond School. 

Our welcoming culture and individualised care mean new boarders settle-in quickly, establishing firm and lasting friendships. 

We pride ourselves on offering our resident students a comfortable, safe and nurturing environment. Our original boarding facility, located on the upper level of School House, is still home to our younger boy boarders. Additional housing for girls and older boys is located throughout the campus.

Boarders share air-conditioned accommodation with live-in supervisors who are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure our students have everything they need and to support them through personal and academic challenges.

House parents are complemented by other crucial support staff including full-time nurses, a visiting doctor, counsellors and a chaplain. Transport to School activities off campus is provided by our fleet of buses and professional drivers.

Fresh and nutritious meals are provided in our dining hall by our own full time caterers and we can cater to children with special dietary requirements.

Parents and family members are always warmly received and through constant personal communication are kept up-to-date with what their children are doing.

The boarding experience is different for every child but what is common among the RGS boarding community is that living at School presents opportunities to learn real-life lessons from each other every day.