Fairholme administers a City Families program, linking each new Year 7 and 8 boarding student with the family of a day student in the same year level.
The boarding family has, therefore, a city family. Should a boarder family be unable, through distance or other reasons, to be in Toowoomba for their daughter's birthday, the city family might for example, host a small party.
They might also take the boarder on weekend leave occasionally. We have found that the boarder family often invites the day girl to their property at holiday time. Relationships between boarders and day students are thereby enhanced as a result of this program and lifelong friendships often result.