Hale School has cared for boarders since its inception in 1858, and it values the contribution that they make to school life. Caring for boarders continues to be one of the School's most important priorities. During their time at Hale, boarders are surrounded by a team of caring people who provide support and guidance to make life away from home a little easier, whilst providing them with every opportunity to excel in their academic studies, sport and co-curricular activities.
FACILITIESBoarding life at Hale centres around the living quarters and superb overall resources located on the School's 48 hectares of land.
There is one Boarding House for Years 6 to 8 boys, and the new senior boarding facility, comprising of two adjoining Houses, for boys in Years 9 to 12. Each of the Boarding Houses contains their own recreational facilities, kitchen, showers, television rooms and computer access. All are fully air-conditioned, heated and carpeted.
Boarders enjoy a wide variety of excellent quality food. Breakfast and dinner are available in the Tom Hoar Dining Hall, which operates on a cafeteria-style basis, with morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and supper making up the rest of the daily menu
BOARDING HOUSE STAFF
A Head of House, who lives on site with his family, directs each of the Boarding Houses. Along with Housemothers, Resident Assistants, House Prefects, and Academic Support Officers, the Head of House plays a major role in providing friendship, pastoral care, leadership and supervision for each boy. A Boarders' Recreation Officer is responsible for organising a host of activities for students to enjoy, including beach outings, sporting fixtures, movies and socials with girls' schools.
Apart from the Heads of House, their families and the resident assistants, there are a number of other staff who live on the Hale School campus, including the Headmaster, Chaplain and Security Officer. They share in the life of the School and will often be seen in the grounds after school hours and at weekends.
BOB IHLEN HEALTH CENTRE
The School's Health Centre is staffed by one of five Registered Nurses, one of whom is on-call after hours. As well as dealing with sickness and injury, they also play an important role in detecting emotional problems associated with homesickness. The School's General Practitioner holds a morning surgery before school each week day.
A Physiotherapist attends the School twice a week and works with Health Centre staff and the School Exercise Physiologist in implementing and overseeing rehabilitation programmes.
All appointments for Boarders are to be forwarded to Health Centre staff on (08) 9347 0100.