The boarding houses are open at 6.30 am in Summer and Winter – this is for the girls to complete exercise or to feed and groom their horses before breakfast. Students are woken between 7-7.15 am to prepare themselves for the school day.
Breakfast starts in the dining hall at 7.45 am. The school day starts at 8.30 am – 8.45 am depending on the day. Students participate in classes until the end of the school day at 3.20 pm where they return to the boarding house before beginning their afternoon activities such as training for sports, horse riding, music lessons/practise, downtown visits for the senior students and Moxon’s (local bakery) visits for the juniors on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dinner is at 5.45 pm in the dining room. The girls are seated on mixed tables to ensure interaction amongst year groups.
Prep begins at 6.30 pm in the Library for Years 7-10 and in Saumarez House for Years 11 and 12. Year 7-10 return to the house at 8.30 pm where they begin to wind down for the evening and commence any evening routines or rituals (e.g. room checks).
Year 7-10 must also hand in their laptops and mobile phones 15 minutes before their bed time.
Of a weekend, breakfast is in the house on Saturday and Sunday and students have Brunch at 11 am on Sunday.
Boarders are able to go on ‘exeat’ over the weekend.
Each weekend an optional ‘Boarding activity’ is organised. These vary from week to week and include the movies, markets, roller skating and community events such as the ‘Relay for life’.
In Winter (Terms 2 and 3) students are encouraged to join a sports team and many of these sporting matches are on a Saturday.
Girls are transported to and from their games and are encouraged to watch and support their friends. During the Summer months the school pool is open for the boarders to take advantage of the sun and warmer weather.
Downtown visits, additional privileges (including dinner and brunch) for Years 11 and 12 and visits to the shops are also a highlight of most weekends.