In 2020 Walford celebrated 100 years of boarding! The Walford Boarding House is a true home away from home where girls feel relaxed and comfortable so that they can thrive at school. The concept of Walford boarding has set a benchmark for other boarding schools throughout Australia.
Our Boarding House
The Boarding House is situated on the school campus so the girls have the benefit of using the school’s facilities after hours and on the weekends. The tennis courts, grounds and the pool are really enjoyed in the warmer months. Senior students all have their own rooms and every room has its own ensuite bathroom. All girls are allocated to a house within the boarding complex where they share a modern lounge area with a kitchenette for making snacks and socialising. They are also able to gather in larger groups to watch movies and for special dinner nights in the Fig Tree Café.
The Boarding House has a positive and productive atmosphere. Younger students have supervised homework times whilst the older students work more independently. Boarding staff communicate regularly with teachers to ensure that any academic concerns are quickly addressed and they keep in close contact with parents. Students and their families stay in touch by phone calls, emails, social media and Skype. The Boarding House has a regular newsletter and the Principal conducts informal meetings with boarding parents via Zoom each month.
Boarders bring a diversity and richness of experience to the School. In recognition of their contribution to the student community, a special Boarders’ Week is held each year when the students share their heritage and home life at an Assembly and with activities throughout the week.