Transitioning to Boarding

At Scots, where the boarding community is just the right size, your child will be cared for in a place that feels like home.  All newYear 7 Boarders boarders enjoy an orientation sleepover in November before commencing boarding in the new year.  On the day before school starts we also have a barbecue for families which is an excellent opportunity to meet with the Boarding staff.

As Scots will be your child’s ‘home away from home’ for a number of years, our goal is to assist their adjustment into boarding life. We support each individual boarder to settle in and feel comfortable as quickly as possible. Homesickness is a very common experience for students who live away from home and the boarding staff are experienced in supporting students and parents when this situation occurs.

Every new boarder has a ‘buddy,’ whose job it is to help new boarders to settle in, introducing them to fellow boarders, showing them practicalities (such as where to take their laundry), and accompany them to their first day at school. Senior boarders are always willing to give younger boarders time and advice.

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