Care for boarders
When a boarder is not living at home, there are things that still need to be taken care of from a personal perspective. Little things are thought of, like providing the essentials, but also teaching students to be independent and take care for themselves where possible.
SCOTS PGC provides nursing staff Monday to Friday on campus. After-hours medical emergencies are dealt with by the residential supervisor who can call out Doctors to visit students if necessary. All boarding staff have first-aid certificates.
Students’ laundry is collected three times during the week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and returned to them on Tuesday and Thursday.
Pastoral care is a strong component of SCOTS PGC boarding philosophy. Our supervisors provide daily pastoral support to boarders but if needed, boarders (and their families) also have access to a School chaplain and Counsellor at all times.
Security and safety
The security and safety of boarders and their belongings is of primary concern to SCOTS PGC boarding staff. Each student has access to store valuable documents and/or bank cards in our College safe. For storage of their own personal property we encourage parents to supply boarders with a lock box and padlock. The boarding houses have full time live in staff, are completely alarmed at night and are also well lit and away from nearby main roads and traffic.
Boarders have the opportunity to join in worship at the Oxenham Street campus Chapel twice a term as well as visiting the local Uniting Church on a regular basis.
Should a student at any time need something, there is a staff-member on hand 24/7 who they can call upon to help them out. Whilst boarding life needs to have regimen, ultimately we have a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ approach to making the student’s life as enjoyable as possible whilst they are under our care. We pride ourselves on ensuring that each student receives the personal attention they require.