Boarding at Peace
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.
Peace Boarding has the capacity to service 110 Boarding students (60 girls and 50 boys), in modern and recently refurbished Houses.
Peace Boarding prides itself on taking a holistic approach to the care of its Boarding students. 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 accommodation.
Boarders make up approximately one third of the Senior and Middle schools. Boarding works with the day school and with parents and guardians in a close partnership to ensure the best academic outcomes for students.
There are many means by which the College or Boarding communicate with parents and guardians. Boarding House Parents will often try to firstly contact via telephone or email. The Head of Boarding also posts a letter at the start of each term with important dates and other information. The College newsletter is emailed and also posted on the College website and each week links are placed below posted weekend activities for families to see as well as the Dining Hall Menu.
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 9:00pm and Senior students have lights out at 9.50pm 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 years 7 to 8 undertake one hour of study each night, as well as a formation program to help the transition into Boarding life. Students in years 9 to 12 undertake two hours 15 minutes of supervised study each night.
Students who undertake numerous amounts of sports training during set study times are allocated extra study sessions and monitored to make sure they are not falling behind.
Most recreation activities occur between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening. Peace has a number of affiliations with outside clubs and as such encourages its students to undertake team sports outside of the College sports teams. Transport to these club sports and games is given high priority on weekends with students being transferred via the College Bus Service. Other activities include, but are not limited to, trips to the movies, bowling, the Esplanade or Port Douglas. Sunday’s involve regular church attendance as well as the opportunity to go shopping.
The College Health Centre employs a qualified Nurse and looks after the vast majority of health concerns for our Boarders. The School Doctor visits the College twice weekly for appointments. The Health Centre can arrange a number of other medical appointments if required. There is also a Lutheran Pastor and a Student Welfare Officer on campus.
All House Parents have current First Aid qualifications. For emergencies outside of school hours, Boarding staff will direct students to the appropriate medical service, be that the "after hours" Doctor, ambulance or the emergency ward at the Hospital.
The Boarders dining room provides a healthy mix of food. Meals are provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper are also provided.
Staff and Contact
The Boarding community is guided by a dedicated team of staff with six fulltime House Parents as well as regular, part-time, experienced staff. A House Parent is affiliated with each of the four Houses.
Milyn House is one of our girls' residences and the Houseparent is Kim Hunter.
Milyn Mobile Number: 0419 702 797
Heiwa House is another of our girls' residences and the Houseparent is Patrice Hancey.
Heiwa Mobile Number: 0408 883 263
Frieden House is one of our boys' residences and the Houseparent is Paul Wragg.
Frieden Mobile Number: 0419 641 725
Mari Mari House is another of our boys' residences and the Houseparent is Lara Asinari.
Mari Mari Mobile Number: 0428 154 921
Head of Boarding is Patrick Connell - 0427 391 008
It's a great place to be!