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Peace Lutheran College offers boarding opportunities to both boys and girls from Overseas, Cape York and Torres Strait, from Western Queensland and other parts of Australia.
Currently Peace Boarding has 102 boarding positions available (60 girls and 42 boys) in modern and recently refurbished Houses.
Peace Boarding prides itself on taking a holistic approach to the care of the boarding students in it's care. A balanced approach with a mix of academic, worship, sporting and social aspects are designed to help students reach their full potential.
Dedicated House Parents live in each house and work hard to provide a "home away from home" feel to the dormitories.
Boarders make up approximately one third of the senior and middle schools. Boarding works with the day school, with parents and guardians in a close partnership to ensure the best academic outcomes for students.
There are many means by which the school or boarding communicate with parents and guardians. The school newsletter is posted on the school website. Boarding House Parents will often try to firstly contact via telephone or email. The Head of Boarding also posts out a letter for the start of each term with important dates and other information.
From Sunday night through to Friday afternoon, Boarding maintains a set routine. Breakfast, school, free time after school and then study before dinner. Junior students go to bed at 8.50 pm and Senior students have lights out at 9.50 pm on school nights. This allows students to have as much time as possible to concentrate on their academic studies, and to have enough rest to ensure they are getting as much out of the school day as possible. Students in Year 9 or below undertake one hour of study each night, as well as watching the local or national news. Students in Years 10-12 undertake 2 hours of supervised study each night.
Students who undertake numerous amounts of sports training during set study times, are monitored to ensure they are still meeting the academic time lines and if it is thought that they are falling behind, are allocated extra study sessions.
Most recreation activities occur between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening. Peace Boarding encourages it's students to undertake team sports with outside clubs. Transport to these club games is given high priority on weekends. Peace has a number of affiliations with outside clubs. Other activities include but are not limited to, trips to the movies, bowling, the Esplanade or Port Douglas. Sunday afternoon after lunch, boarders usually have a chance to go to Cairns Central to shop.
The School Health Centre, which employs a qualified Nurse, looks after the vast majority of the health concerns for our boarders. The School GP comes to the school twice a week for appointments. The Health clinic can arrange a number of other medical appointments if required. There is also a Lutheran Pastor and a Student Welfare Officer on campus.
AAll House Parents have current first aid qualifications. For emergencies outside of school hours, Boarding Staff will direct students to the apporpriate medical service, be that the "after hours" Doctor, ambulance or the emergency ward at the Hospital.
The Boarders dining Room provides are healthy mix of food. Meals are provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper are also provided.
All enquiries regarding Boarding enrolments need to be directed to the Enrolment Officer. Boarding places at Peace are limited and usually fill quickly each year for the follwoing year and as such, applications for Boarding enrolments should be made as soon as possible to avoid dissappointment.
Head of Boarding and Mari Mari House: Mr Chris Spann 0427 391 008
Frieden House Parent: Mrs Ellen McGuari 07 4039 9067.
Heiwa House Parent: Ms Patrice Hancey 07 40 39 9068
Milyn HOuse Parent: Mrs Barbara Wormall 07 40 39 9037
Relief House Parent (Boys) Ms Simone Keats 07 4039 9067
Relief House Parent (Girls) Mrs Kim Hunter 4039 9068/4039 9037
|Boarders Visitors List 2013.pdf||41.54 KB|
|Permission for Contact Sport 2013.pdf||51.06 KB|
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|2013 Boarders Handbook doc.pdf||1.15 MB|
|Boarding Student Contact Details 2013.pdf||88.93 KB|
|Equipment Registration Form 2013.pdf||40.87 KB|
|Computer and Internet Policy For Boarders.pdf||168.76 KB|