At All Souls St Gabriels School students may commence boarding from Year 6. Our boarders come from all over Northern Australia, as well as the Pacific, Papua New Guinea and further afield.

We believe that this experience is an enriching experience in itself. Boarders learn self-reliance and independence as well as tolerance of others.


Boarding House life provides, within a Christian environment:

  • An opportunity for development of character, self-discipline, leadership and initiative
  • An opportunity to develop a set of values based on respect, consideration, honesty and trust
  • An opportunity to learn to cope with the successes and challenges of school life in the supportive, caring and encouraging environment of the House

We recognise that boarding is seldom, if ever, the same as living at home, but those students who come prepared to grasp the many and varied opportunities that boarding house life offers, thoroughly enjoy the experience and make lifelong friends. The independence and self-discipline necessary to make a happy boarder are of value forever.

Our staff aim to create a friendly and pleasant atmosphere in which the student can live happily and develop the necessary social and community skills to be a successful member of society. As in any community, certain restraints are essential and the viewpoints of others must be considered.

We do expect a high degree of self-discipline and respect for others in the Boarding House community. To be a respected boarder, the students must have respect for the school traditions, for staff and for fellow students.


  • Strong pastoral care system
  • A spacious environment (45 hectares) with boys’ and girls’ dormitories at opposite ends of the campus
  • A safe country environment
  • A school campus with the feeling of a small community, as approximately 200 boarders and 25 adults live on the campus
  • All student accommodation is alarmed after “lights out”
  • Registered Nurses with a 12 bed sick bay, day clinic and main clinic
  • Doctor on site week day mornings
  • Three nutritious meals per day prepared by our resident chef
  • Teacher supervised Prep (Homework) periods
  • Each student has own study area with desk
  • Filtered internet in each dormitory
  • Extensive weekend and after school recreation and sports programs are organised by our on-campus Recreation Officer
  • Students may bring their own horse to school (conditions apply)


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