We endeavour to create a family environment within our Boarding House. Our Boarding staff are all family men and women who understand the parental and pastoral needs of raising children and, particularly, young men.
Boarding has been a significant part of the School for many years and provides a unique experience for young men from across NSW, Australia and many international countries. With the support and guidance of the Boarding staff, a Boarder at Trinity not only learns how to manage himself when living away from home, but also how to make decisions for himself whilst being taught how to live within a community consisting of a variety of different people.
We work at developing in our Boarders skills for life in the areas of self-discipline, independence, leadership, organisation, teamwork, personal care and relationships. We also assist the boys to grow in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man.
The Boarders have a large and extensive support network at their disposal to assist with their academic, sporting, cultural and spiritual development which enables them to do their best in all pursuits.
There are three options available to parents of boys who board at Trinity.
1 | FULL BOARDING
This is the most popular form and is particularly suitable for boys whose parents are intrastate, interstate or overseas. It is also a valuable option for boys who require more strictly supervised, organised study and other routines, and for boys who wish to reduce travel time to and from Summer Hill and put the extra time gained to extra study.
Full boarding is seven days a week. There are two exit weekends each term during which boys are required to leave the Boarding House by no later than 12 noon Saturday, returning no later than 9.00pm Sunday. They may stay with parents, guardians, boarder support family or any other family approved of and authorised by the Boarding Housemaster. Other leave may be requested by parents from time to time, and day leave may also be applied for to the Boarding Housemaster.
2 | WEEKLY BOARDING
This option is popular with boys whose parents live locally. It allows the boy to go home to his parents' care each weekend.
Under this arrangement a boy returns home to his parents each weekend, returning to the Boarding House on Sunday evening prior to 9.00 pm.
Weekly Boarders apply for leave each week in the normal manner and it will be automatically approved by the Boarding Housemaster, provided that academic work and behaviour have been of a suitable standard and all co-curricular and sporting commitments have been honoured. Any breach of these conditions may result in weekly boarding privileges being withdrawn for a time or revoked entirely.
3 | DAY BOARDING
Day Boarding is offered to boys who require short-stay residential care for one or two nights to facilitate their attendance at sport training or other co-curricular or school responsibilities. Day Boarding is available Monday to Thursday only. Day Boarders are not part of School House, and retain their day House affiliation and remain part of the Day School. Day Boarding is not intended for long-term residential care. The Day Boarding facility is separate from the Boarding House.