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Boarding is a unique opportunity to live in a strong and diverse community. Pembroke provides outstanding care for students from around Australia and the world in an atmosphere that is friendly, welcoming, supportive and fun.

Welcome from Head of Pembroke Boarding – Doug Fawcett

When parents decide to send their children away from home for education, the choice of school is vital in providing an environment that is warm, welcoming, safe and conducive to good and effective learning. Moving to a new community can present challenges and at Pembroke we will make that transition as smooth, comfortable and reassuring as we possibly can.

Pembroke provides boarding accommodation for girls and boys from Year 7-12 in one boarding house, situated next to the Haslam Oval sporting precinct at 339 The Parade. Staff are on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week within the accommodation. The Campbell Wing houses Year 7-10 boy boarders, the DDH Wing is an adjacent two storey building where Year 11 and 12 boy boarders reside, and the Turner wing houses girl boarders in Years 7-12. There are very large common recreational areas where boy and girl boarders can socialise together. Boarders are forbidden to enter a boarding house wing they don’t reside in and alarms are set on certain doors at “Lights out” each evening.

Boarding staff and teachers communicate regularly with parents about the progress of their child, and tutors work with boarders in the boarding house to further their academic development.

A boarding student’s daily routine ensures a balanced and organised approach to school, homework, sport, co-curricular and weekend activities and allows time simply to relax, socialise and have fun. The School has a flexible approach to parents visiting and students obtaining weekend leave (with parent permission).

Regardless of where each student comes from, whether near or far, Pembroke boarders develop a strong connection with each other by accepting differences and finding a common ground. The love that is shared and shown is deep and profound. Our boarders are all the better for having the world come to them in so many ways. The world truly is their oyster.