The boarding house is centrally located in the school campus, within a very safe and secure environment in one of Brisbane's most established and attractive suburbs. St Margaret's offers full-time boarding only (meaning there are no weekly boarders that vacate the house every weekend). This more stable boarding population engenders a cohesive, close-knit community.
Boarding at St Margaret’s is a rewarding, fulfilling and happy experience for all. Boarders have a significant impact on the life of the school, and the convenience of living on campus means they can easily embrace and involve themselves in all school life has to offer. making a rich contribution to all the school's programs. A boarder at St Margaret’s has the opportunity to mix with people from urban and coastal areas of South-East Queensland, from the rural communities of Queensland and New South Wales and other Australian states and territories, and a wide variety of overseas locations.
St Margaret’s provides accommodation for approximately 170 boarders, divided among nine dormitories, including a newly opened Years 5 to 7 boarding wing.
St Margaret’s uses the experience of International Student Care Australia (ISCA) to ensure a smooth homestay program. Like boarding, a homestay environment can assist International students improve English language skills, and they can also experience living in a family situation and immersing themselves in the Australian culture and way of life.
Homestay families are carefully interviewed and selected by a school representative. Student safety and wellbeing is a priority to St Margaret’s, not only during their time at school, but also within their homestay environment. Regular monitoring, including meetings with homestay families by the school and its representatives, ensures that the level of care expected by St Margaret’s is met.
Information regarding homestay will be sent to all successful applicants.
St Margaret's is registered with CRICOS and is approved to provide courses of education or training to overseas students in Queensland.
St Margaret's School Council Ltd | ABN: 69069684019 | CRICOS Code: 00511K