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St John’s Home Boarding

St John’s Home Boarding offers a unique boarding alternative for Australian families. Students from regional and rural Australia can now access an exciting and joyful coeducational learning experience in private boarding with our long-established and trusted homestay families.

For many families that require flexibility and convenience, St John’s Home Boarding offers weekly or term-time private boarding with our homestay families for students from Years 6 to 12.

There are many benefits to St John’s Home Boarding. In addition to the valuable opportunities to develop independence, resilience and personal growth, St John’s Home Boarding fosters a sense of family and belonging, developing lifelong friendships with fellow students and homestay families. Our St John’s family will offer the highest of care to your family.

As a St John’s Home Boarding student, your child will be safe, comfortable, supervised, and supported both academically and socially. Your child will be immersed in a St John’s way of life, being involved in some of the College’s many rich co-curriculum activities and supported through the student wellbeing structure while having the option to return home on the weekend to spend time with their own families.

Creating a positive culture and ensuring that every one of our students has positive individual wellbeing is something we take very seriously at St John’s. It is part of the St John’s way, where everyone is responsible for upholding our College values of faith, love, hope, justice, courage, community and striving to achieve a respectful and inclusive College community.

Our educators are dedicated to providing a nurturing, challenging and rewarding education to enable our students and your child to grow a strong sense of self, be agile and responsive to the changing world as they become people of influence in the global community.

From the moment your child joins St John’s, they will become part of a special, inclusive community with the courage to soar in school and in life.

St John’s Home Boarding Rural Scholarship

In 2022 St John’s launched its inaugural Home Boarding Scholarship for students who live more than 200km away from the College and commencing in Year 7 or 10 in 2023. The successful applicants are expected to demonstrate:

  • a strong commitment to their academic performance
  • a desire and willingness to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities outside of the academic program of the College
  • a demonstrated sense of community
  • exhibit qualities compatible with the Anglican ethos and values of St John’s
  • a demonstrated capacity to lead

For further information and to apply for a Home Boarding Rural Scholarship please visit St John’s Scholarships and Bursaries

Contact St John’s Home Boarding

Our College Registrar welcomes the opportunity to talk with you about the endless opportunities offered at the College and how St John’s Home Boarding can work for your family.

College Registrar | Mrs Juanita Bennett

P: 07 3372 0106
[email protected]

St John’s Home Boarding Enrolment Enquiry Form

Private Boarding Fees

Years 7 to 10TermAnnual
5 Nights$3,213$12,852
7 Nights$4,133$16,532

A $290 private boarding placement fee is charged per student, in addition to the above fees. If a private boarding relocation is required, $190 will be charged.

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Home Boarding Program

St John’s has been operating a homestay program for over 20 years and now offers to students from regional and rural Australia a Home Boarding Program with a local homestay family ensuring easy access to the College by foot, car, or a St John’s bus.

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Home Boarding Rural Scholarship

St John’s offers a small number of scholarships for students who live more than 200km away from the College and commencing in Year 7 or Year 10 in 2023.

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College Fees

Domestic tuition fees include the provision of tuition, careers counselling, pastoral care, library resources and sports equipment and facilities. Click here to see the current Fee Schedule and Fee Information.

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We understand that selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you and your child will make. At St John’s we empower every student to excel whether in their academic, social and/or personal achievements.

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