Living at Fairholme
Boarding house bedrooms are a spacious, inviting and friendly environment to ensure that the girls feel ‘at home’.
The recent refurbishment of the whole boarding house, with state-of-the facilities, modern furnishings and vibrant atmosphere has made the Fairholme Boarding House a premier residential facility. The configuration of bedrooms can differ depending on the year level, with Years 5 to 10 living in bedrooms of up to four girls, and older girls enjoying the privacy and space of twin share bedrooms for Year 11 Boarders and single bedrooms for Year 12 Boarders.
Living areas feature:
- Comfortable king single beds with hypo-allergenic mattresses
- Bedlinen and towels provided
- Own wardrobes and drawers
- Own desk / table / dressing table
- Modern basin and vanity with drawers in every dorm
- Shared bathroom amenities
The Boarding House is arranged in vertically structured floors of rooms, with girls always sharing with their own year level. Our Years 5, 6 and 7 girls live on the Nancy Shaw Floors all year round with specialised staff on hand to support their transition into boarding. Each term, girls change rooms and change with whom they share. This ensures everyone has a turn in different parts of the Boarding House and also enables each girl to get to know more girls in their year group as well as girls of different age groups.
This room hums with the sound of happy girls at each mealtime. Chefs and kitchen staff take a genuine interest in the girls and cook for them with health, nutrition and enjoyment in mind.
Our boarders enjoy sumptuous varied menu items such as oven baked salmon and barramundi with hollandaise sauce, asparagus and spinach, steamed new potatoes and Waldorf salad for dinner.
Breakfast features an assortment of hot and cold dishes and fruit, lunch is a tasty hot dish with cold meats and salad available and there’s plenty of comforting baking on offer for sweet treats - ginger bread, banana loaf, sticky date pudding and blueberry muffins, to name a few.
Good table manners are important and will be encouraged, as will punctuality at the start of mealtimes. Following the philosophy of the living areas, girls rotate tables at regular intervals to ensure all boarders have the chance to get to know others.
Like home, all floors in the Boarding House have very large common areas central to their dorms where girls are able to gather to relax and socialise with the other girls. They feature kitchens which can be used for making tea, soup, noodles, popcorn and large comfortable lounge areas with TV, DVD and music facilities.