Becoming a boarder at BBC is so much more than having somewhere to live and eat while studying at school. Boarding is a way of life that offers unique opportunities; to meet friends from around the world, develop confidence and independence with support from your houseparents and live with your friends.
Since 1909 boarding has played an important role in the life of the BBC. Boys develop a special sense of belonging and community within the College when school becomes home for much of the year. Boarding provides a stable educational environment for boys to grow and develop independence and character while learning to cooperate and live with others in a close community.
With mum and dad not around our resident 'House Parents' offer boys the extra care and support they need when away from home. In addition, Resident Masters, Tutors, Counsellors and the College Chaplain are all in constant contact with the boys so that a personal relationship is established and lines of communication are always open.
Boys have access to a qualified Nursing Sister 24 hours and the School Doctor is on call at all times. Also, our chefs prepare nutritionally balanced and tasty meals and special dietary needs are catered for.
Most weekends see our boarders involved in GPS sporting fixtures against other schools but for those not involved, activities are arranged. Saturday activities are usually on-campus and focused around the school’s sporting facilities and on Sundays they involve a visit off-campus to see a film, watch a match of rugby, football or cricket.
Theme nights and competitions are regularly organised and create a great sense of camaraderie among the boys. Social gatherings are also held with students from Brisbane girls schools and the boys will often enjoy some free time down in the hub of Toowong.
Boys from a variety of different faiths attend BBC, but all boarders are expected to attend weekly Chapel services and participate in the religious life of the school.
Our modern fully air conditioned facilities provide each year group with individual, comfortable accommodation, a common room and study areas. With an emphasis on privacy and space each boy also has access to the school's networked computer system from his desk as well as his own email address for correspondence. Other school areas available for their use include the sports complex, swimming pool, tennis courts, extensive playing fields and arts facilities.
Each boy is encouraged to realise his full academic potential. Set homework hours are in place from Monday to Friday. Each year level studies separately under the supervision of a resident staff member or tutor. The Year 11 and 12 boarders are encouraged to learn to work independently and study in their cubicles under the supervision of a resident tutor. All boarders have access to the school computer and music facilities from Monday to Friday and on a Sunday evening
Dr Adam Forsyth
Director of Boarding
T +61 7 3309 3534
F +61 7 3309 3610