Boarding at Kearsney

Kearsney College provides a unique boarding offering, with flexible boarding arrangements catering to the needs of the modern family.

Weekly boarding provides, for most of our boarders, an ideal mix of quality family time and structured educational time. Full boarding is provided for those families who require this facility.

Boarding has many benefits for school boys, providing a structured environment where the boys benefit academically, whilst enjoying the social and personal development associated with friendships and involvement in sport and cultural activities.

Boarding helps a boy develop self-discipline, maturity, independence and social skills, skills vital for achieving their full potential in life.

Dayboys are integrated into the boarding experience as much as possible, participating in House activities, dining with their housemates and even sleeping over at the boarding houses when they would like to take advantage of the more structured academic environment or share in the camaraderie on the night before a big match.

Kearsney has four Houses – Finningley, Gillingham, Pembroke and Sheffield. In their Grade 8 year, the boarders are accommodated in Haley House.

Dining

Our boys’ needs are well taken care of in terms of variety, nutrition and quantity of food. Nutritional analysis, conducted by our professional caterers, ensures that all of the dietary needs of growing boys are catered for. Fresh salads, fruit and fresh baked rolls accompany most meals. The main meal of the day is lunch. Our dayboys are included in lunch and morning tea (compulsory).

The dining halls are bright and clean. They are split into areas according to the four Houses in the school.

Houses

Finningley House

Housemaster: Mr Jonathan Beaumont
Telephone: 031 – 765 9645
or email: Mr Beaumont

Gillingham House

Housemaster: Mr Myles Delport
Tel: 031-7659644

Pembroke House

Housemaster: Mr Anthony Willows
Tel: 031 765 9647

Sheffield House

Housemaster: Mr Gareth Moerdyk
Tel: 031 7659665

Haley House

All Grade 8 boys live in Haley House where they are in the care of a resident Housemaster, duty staff and Grade 12 prefects. From their Grade 9 year, the boys move to one of our four senior Houses.

Housemaster: Mr Bruce Thompson
Tel: 031 7659649