‘Waitaki House’ is a modern facility, situated in the schools attractive grounds. It provides excellent facilities in a caring, positive and structured environment for girls needing accommodation away from home to complete their secondary education. Boarders come from throughout New Zealand, and the world; providing for a unique experience in boarding and forging lifelong friendships.
We offer seven or five day boarding. Flexi- boarding for day girls is also available. Our strength is in the fact that we have made deliberate decisions to keep our numbers small so that all girls experience a true ‘family’ environment while in our care. The hostel has a supportive and nurturing culture where engagement is encouraged. A plethora of activities take place during the week and at weekends helping each girl to develop and grow.
We invite you to come and have a look through our fantastic facilities.
The hostel manager works closely with the school principal and staff to provide a welcoming place for boarders that helps them to settle and develop a sense of belonging. Positive relationships among the boarders and with staff promote a caring atmosphere and support ongoing friendships. This is especially evident in the way older girls help younger girls. Some school staff come to the hostel regularly to help girls with their learningERO Report, 2016