“Girls are encouraged to socialise in common areas, fostering a sense of community that is highly valued at NEGS.”
Boarders have been an integral part of the NEGS community since the founding of the school in 1895. Currently more than fifty percent of the students at NEGS are boarders and whilst maintaining the strong historical connection with rural families, there is a number of city, interstate and international students.
While academic and personal development remain the key focus for our boarders, we offer a full program of fun and exciting extra-curricular and social activities to ensure that the student community remains vibrant and engaged after the bell rings and all weekend-long.
We provide a safe and happy ‘home away from home’ for your child. Our staff will help nurture and guide your daughter through her formative years where she will form strong bonds with other boarders and day students.
The boarding team work collaboratively to support all students in boarding. Girls in the younger years share dorms of between two to four students giving them the chance to settle in to their new environment together and develop lifelong friendships within their age group.
Day girls and boarders are encouraged to socialise and form friendships. The two groups attend excursions together and day girls often take boarders out on leave on the weekends.
A buddy system is also in place to ensure new boarders settle into their school environment with relative ease. While a sense of community and belonging is fostered in the boarding houses, there is never a dull moment and once the school week is over boarders can look forward to exciting weekend activities including cooking, movie nights, roller skating and generally encouraging the girls to interact with each other and the wider Armidale community.