Boarding facilities are high quality residential domiciles – providing a safe, caring, stimulating residential environment combined with supportive supervision and counselling, recreational and sporting activities, participation in the development of the Worawa school community and its environment, participation in the life of the local and wider community, joint activities with compatible organizations, schools, clubs and organised events.

Boarding house bedroom

Students live in the boarding facilities which are situated in a beautiful natural setting in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Boarding facilities include five cottages which house up to 18 students and one house parent. House parents work as part of a team ensuring consistency in operations of the houses, procedures and consequences. Each house has a Wellbeing Room where a student can withdraw from the ‘house’ to take time out or reflect. Each room is equipped with soft lighting, aromatherapy and mobile phones are banned.

Boarding house games

Meals are taken together in the dining hall where all meals are prepared by a qualified chef within a healthy eating plan developed by Deakin University Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion (CHASE), which links to a physical fitness program conducted by the College Fitness Instructor.

Boarding house laughter