Boarding House

A home away from home for rural and regional, interstate and overseas students (Years 7 to 12)

Seymour Boarding House

From the moment you walk through the doors of the Seymour College Boarding House, you will sense the warmth and inclusiveness that is experienced by every one of our boarders.

Discover boarding at Seymour

Our team of Boarding House staff are dedicated to supporting the girls (from Years 7 to 12), so that they feel a sense of belonging in their home away from home, enabling them to grow and make the most of every experience. The safe, happy, nurturing environment that is fostered in the Boarding House helps the girls feel totally cared for, comfortable and happy.

From our Director of Boarding

The Boarding House community at Seymour helps create connections for life.

Working alongside our kind, dedicated and expert Boarding House team, I strive to create a home away from home where our girls feel connected, happy and a strong sense of belonging. From weekly outings and home cooking to movie nights on weekends, as well as access to the College’s wide range of onsite facilities, the Seymour Boarding House is a place where lifelong friendships and memories are made.

Boarding at Seymour is indeed a unique experience, but one that sets girls up with the crucial life skills, relationships and a confidence to follow any path they choose. I would love the opportunity to meet your family and your daughter and welcome you into our Seymour community.

Carolyn Cochrane 
Director of Boarding 

A world of opportunity on her doorstep

With many Boarding Houses tucked away in concrete corners, transitioning from a rural to suburban environment can be tough – but not at Seymour.

Located at the heart of our green and leafy 25 acre campus, our Boarding House positions our girls a short walk from the onsite pool, refurbished sports centre, oval, strength and conditioning gym and courts.

Life in the Boarding House

Every single day our boarders spend time outside with friends, share meals and watch the sun set across the Adelaide skyline.

It is certainly these joyous moments that simply cannot be replicated elsewhere, during which the bond between boarding sisters is forged and cemented.

With academic support available daily, house mothers, wellbeing coordinators, as well as their Clan Guardians and College psychologists, our girls are supported every single step of their Seymour journey, ensuring they make the most of every day.

We enrol families, not students

The feeling of inclusivity and belonging is felt not just by our girls, but also by their families.

The Boarding House has a true sense of home. Central to this is the commitment to fostering a sense of belonging, a range of activities that encourage inclusion and connection, and a focus on wellbeing.
Steven and Jaime Perryman (Mount Gambier)

Seymour College Boarding House has provided our four daughters a home away from home whilst completing their senior schooling. Our girls have gained valuable life skills such as independence and resilience whilst they live in a supportive community environment. Their friendship networks have grown and include people not only from areas across the state, but also the nation and overseas.
Cathy and Ted Langley (Bordertown)

Orientation

Prospective boarding students are invited to spend a sleepover night in the Boarding House and a day at the College, to attend classes and meet future classmates. This experience helps the girls understand what boarding at Seymour College is all about.

The experienced boarders relish showing the new girls around the Boarding House and campus. Current boarders and day students “buddy” with each new student, to help familiarise them with the Boarding House and College procedures.

We understand that boarding is very much a family experience and we invite parents to take part in a parents’ workshop to help them prepare for their daughter’s transition to the Boarding House.

The Boarders’ Parents’ Association (BPA) provides new parents with support, through Regional Zone Representatives and social opportunities prior to the family beginning boarding. The BPA run an event-packed calendar each year which gives new families the chance to form their own friendships for life.