As a specialist co-educational boarding school we prepare our young people for the real world by introducing them to an independent and responsible approach to life. Our boarding environment provides a safe and secure space with excellent academic tutoring support.
The College has separate boarding campuses for boys and girls allowing students to enjoy the benefits of single and mixed gender activities. Our boarding emphasis provides experiences and support that nurture effective, resilient and enthusiastic learners. We are sensitive to the needs of adolescents whilst still promoting sound personal development. This means we seek to strike a balance between personal freedom and group responsibility; the school day and ‘home’; learning and self-motivation.
Our boarding facilities are purpose-built. Boarders at SCOTS PGC enjoy their own personal space (room) and have access to common areas where they can relax, play games and enjoy additional stimulation. Students enjoy healthy meals prepared in consultation with a dietician and have access to monitored Wi-Fi.
All students are cared for by live-in residential supervisors and have a routine that helps them manage the time-scheduling of the day so they can complete school, extra-curricular activities, study and dining, as well as have some down-time.
Weekend facilities at the College include an outstanding gymnasium, modern Industrial Technology, Graphics and Manual Arts Centre, computer rooms, library and resource centre, and extensive outside sporting facilities. We also deliberately bring the outside world into boarding education so that it can play a broadening role in adolescent development. A modest annual levy entitles a boarder to many organised weekend activities and school socials throughout the year. Optional weekend activities include trips to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba for cultural and ‘fun’ outings.