st peters boarding

St Peters began as a co-educational boarding college in 1945. Today, St Peters is home to 140 boarders from rural and regional Queensland, and overseas. Students can board from Years 6 to 12 at the Indooroopilly School. Please click on the tabs below to find out more about boarding at St Peters.

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Stability, Continuity and Tradition…

"Although I found it hard at first, I couldn’t imagine not being a boarder. Boarding is my home away from home and I adore my fellow boarder girls!"  (Holly Brain, 2012 Head Boarder Girl)

St Peters rich boarding tradition opens the door to our vast educational, social, sporting and cultural opportunities, in a home away from home. All family members may attend the one school, providing an important sense of stability, continuity and tradition. 

Boarding Options

Rural, Regional, Overseas
Full-time boarding: Students live-in at St Peters and return home during Term vacations, with weekend host leave.

Families residing in the Brisbane metropolitan area 
Weekly boarding: Students live-in at St Peters Monday-Friday, returning home for the weekend and during Term vacations;

Short-term boarding: Available for students engaged in sporting programs, or whose parents may be travelling overseas;

Overnight boarding: Available for students with busy co-curricular or curriculum programs demanding extensive specialist facilities; and

Long day supervision: Students may be involved in our evening meal and study program by prior arrangement.

Boarding Structure

Supervised interaction and appropriate segregation

Our students are permitted to mingle freely during the school day. Classes are mixed and boarders eat their meals at mixed tables. However, restrictions are placed on the amount of time boys and girls may spend together after school, boarders’ evening study is segregated and weekends are closely supervised. Boys’ dormitories are strictly out of bounds to girls and vice versa.

Boarding provides an opportunity for the growth of lifelong friendships, exposure to other cultures and the development of character, self-discipline, leadership and initiative. The residential section is organised into a House structure closely paralleling a family situation by having boarders of differing ages in the one House. Each of the four Houses (two Houses for boys and two for girls) has approximately 40 boarders (accommodated in cubicles of two or single cubes). Each student has his/her own personal “space” and is under the care of a number of experienced staff, from house parents and part-time residential staff to Boarding Co-ordinators and nursing staff.

last updated: 13/03/2013