A home away from home

St Peters has a proud tradition in boarding, established in 1945 with 56 founding boarding students.

Today, St Peters is a home away from home to 150 boarders from rural and regional Queensland, and overseas.

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


Why choose St Peters Boarding?

St Peters began as a co-educational boarding college in 1945. Today, St Peters is a home away from home to 150 boarders from rural and regional Queensland, and overseas.

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

boarding fees

Please refer to our Fees Schedule.

How to Apply

Boarding is available for girls and boys from Year 6 at St Peters Indooroopilly.

Boarding enrolments must be made online.

For information about how to apply, please visit our Enrol page.

Please contact our Enrolments Office for all Boarding enquiries.

Full-time boarding

Students live-in at St Peters and return home during Term vacations.

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.

Long-day supervision

Students may be involved in our evening meal and study program by prior arrangement.

Nutritious Food

We take great pride in the food we provide with an emphasis on fresh, nutritious and flavoursome meals. Students receive six meals a day (breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper). All the main meals are served in the dining hall, with no restrictions on the amount of food available (especially important for growing boys and girls). Pasta and salad bars and dessert are complementary to the main course at each evening meal (and soup in the winter). Fresh fruit and vegetables are always available.

Health

Qualified nursing staff run clinics before and after school and at weekends, and are always on call for emergencies. Local doctors and physiotherapists visit St Peters Indooroopilly, and appointments are made off campus when required for other specialist services. All consultations with the registered nurse and visiting doctors are confidential. All boarding staff have first-aid certificates.

Pastoral Care

Boarders have a Pastoral Care Group teacher and a year group coordinator in the day school, both adopting a pastoral care role. St Peters’ pastoral care network includes several chaplains and counsellors on staff who are available to boarders and their families at all times.

Recreational Program

A wide variety of activities are available to the boarders.

St Peters offers a comprehensive co-curricular program and boarders have a wide choice of activities in the sporting, musical, dramatic, cultural, academic and developmental areas.

Boarders have access to the College’s first-class facilities outside of College hours including the tennis courts, 50m and heated 25m pools, outdoor basketball and netball courts, gym, weights room, library and computer labs. A recreation officer organises a variety of supervised social activities and regular entertainment.

Worship

The boarding community joins together in worship with the congregation at St Peters College Chapel at 6pm every Sunday.

Security and safety

The security and safety of boarders and their belongings is of primary concern to all boarding staff. Each student has a bi-lock security key for their use in the storage of their personal property. The well-lit, secure grounds are monitored by security staff and are situated in one of the most sought-after residential suburbs of Brisbane.

Parent Communication

Regular communication with parents is encouraged.

It is important that parents maintain communication with their children and the College. Boarding houses have pay telephones available to the students, and each student has his or her own email address. Cube phones are available for parents to call their students directly, or to leave voicemail communication during school and lights-out periods. Regular communication is also maintained through:

  • College publications
  • Academic reports
  • Parent/teacher interviews 
  • Boarding portal
  • Boarder Parent Support Group Meetings and Teleconferences
  • Parent social events

We encourage contact between parents and staff. We invite parents to visit St Peters Indooroopilly and tour the boarding houses, dining hall, laundry, and the College’s superior educational and sporting facilities.

Apply online

Boarding is available for girls and boys from Year 6 at St Peters Indooroopilly.

Boarding enrolments must be made online.

For information about how to apply, please visit our Enrol page

Sarah BurrellHead Boarder Girl, 2011
Boarding fostered a friendly, ‘home away from home’ community that has taught me independence, organisation and self-belief. It was a supportive environment to learn and grow both academically and personally."