Boarding at Pymble fosters the development of leadership capacity in all students and facilitates each girl’s growth towards becoming a more capable, caring, confident, independent young woman with a strong sense of social responsibility. We believe our students respond best when encouraged to demonstrate behaviours that reflect the values of care, courage, integrity, respect and responsibility. Promoting leadership and values underpins boarding life at Pymble, with the results apparent in the caring and respectful daily interactions of our students.
The boarding structure at Pymble has been designed to facilitate the unique needs of girls at different year levels. Three separate boarding houses – Lang House for Year 12, Goodlet House for Years 10 and 11 and Marden House for Years 7, 8 and 9 – have been created to foster the growth and development of girls at their different stages of physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth, as they move from dependence to independence.
A team of professional and dedicated boarding staff supports the College’s commitment to providing boarders with opportunities for personal growth. Academic staff members support boarders through the Scholarship of Learning Program, availing themselves in the Library on Monday to Thursday evenings to support and mentor boarders in their academic program.
Pymble also supports its boarders in developing a balanced approach to life. This means blending the demands of the academic program with leisure and social activities, and fulfilling individual goals in the areas of sport, music, dance or the many other activities on offer. Boarders may access specialist learning centres, such as the Library and sporting and music venues outside College hours, supervised by staff at all times.
The three boarding houses are situated within the 20 hectares of beautiful park-like College grounds with plenty of space for the students to enjoy the outdoors.
Initiatives such as the New Boarder and Family Orientation Weekend and the City Family Boarding Program assist new boarders and their families adjust to life at Pymble.