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A Home Away From Home

Welcome to the Great Southern Grammar residential community!

GSG is a world-class school, with boarding forming an important element of the school's fabric and reputation.

Boarding is a busy environment with a wide range of experiences and activities to enhance residential life.

Boarders at GSG live in comfortable, onsite boarding houses located on a spacious 144-acre site, alongside the Kalgan River and Oyster Harbour waterways.

Boarding provides a unique opportunity to live within and contribute to the school community. Many wonderful friendships are developed, with close bonds serving residential students well into their adult lives. We see firsthand the amazing experiences and opportunities available to GSG boarders.

The GSG boarding intake is predominantly made up of boys and girls from farming communities and includes students from a variety of backgrounds. In 2019, GSG accommodated up to 148 residential students from Years Seven to Twelve.

Living away from home in a coeducational boarding environment helps develop students' sense of sharing and capacity to look after one another.

Boarding staff appreciate the commitment and sacrifice parents make to send their children to GSG and are thankful that you trust us to take care of your children living away from home.

Our aim is to make this life transition as smooth as possible for all involved. While we will never replace the family home environment, we like to think of the boarding community as an extension of boarders' homes.

Most residential students at GSG occupy single rooms. Boarding houses emulate extended homes, providing a friendly and warm environment. Permanent house parents live in each residence where they extend genuine family values to boarders. Within each residence boarders enjoy comfortable and spacious living areas and a fully maintained kitchen.

After school, boarders have access to school facilities including supervised academic support, computers, the Library and sporting activities. The school provides transport for boarders to and from after school and weekend excursions, sport and other commitments, ensuring that they have access to all the opportunities that the picturesque Great Southern region provides.

Limited places are available to ensure we provide a quality residential experience for students with a clear focus on maintaining a friendly spirit of cooperation between staff and families.

Open, effective and positive communication between staff, parents, boarders and teaching staff is a vital element of GSG's boarding success. Positive communication allows us to address concerns while at the same time sharing the joy and excitement of many successes.

We welcome you and your family to the Great Southern Grammar residential community.