Boarders learn important life skills - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Boarders learn important life skills

POSTED April 2 2024 , Boarding, News

Being a boarder at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School is about more than academic pursuits – it’s a journey of growth and empowerment.

Our Beyond Boarding Program prepares our boarders to succeed after school by focusing on life skills not taught in the girls’ everyday curriculum. We believe that an enriching boarding experience provides our students with a sense of being in a home away from home, while also equipping them with the knowledge and tools to become the best version of themselves.

Workshops on digital safety, fundamental life skills, protective behaviours, navigating friendships and study skills are core components of the Beyond Boarding Program but other sessions are tailored for specific year groups and address topics relevant to the girls’ life stages.

Our boarding students recently assembled 800 birthing kits to assist women in third-world
countries as part of the Beyond Boarding Program.

In 2024, our Year 7 boarders will participate in a nutrition workshop; the Year 8 group will learn how to avoid the ‘drama cyclone’; our Year 9s will receive guidance on how to change friendship groups and enjoy a styling session; the Year 10s will learn how to maintain a car; our Year 11s will work with mentors to develop their leadership skills; and the Year 12s will have opportunities to complete barista training or earn their Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate. Additionally, our Years 11 and 12 students can complete a swim teacher qualification through the program.

Our Beyond Boarding Program is an important part of St Mary’s commitment to shaping resilient, well-rounded individuals within our boarding community.