Our Boarding Community
Welcome to St Ursula’s Boarding Community. Our Boarding students and residential staff are an integral part of the College.
At St Ursula’s, we have been providing Boarding facilities for over ninety five years and, during that time, have seen great changes. These have been reflected in our facilities, staffing arrangements and range of activities. Our staff genuinely care for the girls and prioritise spending time with them. They strive to teach the girls to live in harmony with others, which requires respect and co-operation. We offer girls leadership opportunities appropriate to age and responsibility and our Head of House oversees the co-curricular program and organizes, in collaboration with the Boarding Committee, the weekend activities.
As Boarders live on Campus for approximately forty weeks of the year, the College assumes some important responsibilities. Boarding staff provide the students with firm but fair guidelines for behaviour and encouragement to take responsibility for their actions and decisions.
Our three storey Boarding House is well equipped with kitchen facilities, spacious Common Rooms and internet access. There are also wide verandahs, where girls can relax, and comfortable individual living areas.
Boarding students enjoy excellent educational opportunities, an interesting and varied a co-curricular program, together with a variety of activities that often take advantage of our Beach location. Girls are also encouraged to volunteer within the community, perhaps at the Wildlife Park, the local Vet or at the St Vincent de Paul shop. The Faith and Christian values are nurtured through participation in prayer, liturgies and Religious Education. Girls attend a Saturday evening Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Yeppoon and are encouraged to participate actively.. On Sunday evening, students gather for prayer and reflection, which focus on the week ahead.
Our aim is not only to prepare Boarding students for life and learning beyond school but also to enable them to take with them happy memories and lifelong friendships from their years at St Ursula’s.
The key to a successful Boarding experience for your daughter is in knowing that her parent(s) and the College are working together in her best interests. We encourage you to visit your daughter at any time and to keep in contact with the staff looking after her.
An extensive co-curricular program (facilitated by the Boarding College):
Dancing, Modelling, Outrigging, Surf Lifesaving, Sports, SES, Tennis, Army Cadets, Water Polo, Gymnastics and other such activities are available in the area.
Daily Life in Boarding
St Ursula’s Boarding College is a community where each girl feels welcome and at ease, and where each one can find her special place and sense of belonging. Girls are encouraged to develop their gifts and talents and to grow towards responsible citizens, respecting themselves and their environment. Respect for others, honesty, co-operation and consideration are the fundamental principles supporting our community.