Boarding - Close to Home
2013 Boarder Captains: Emmanuel Poya & Hanna Schmidt
For many families, Toowoomba is a favoured location for boarding students. Although we know school can never replace home, we try to come as close as possible.
Concordia boasts some of the most modern boarding facilities you could find anywhere. Accommodation is available for over 200 students in four boarding houses, with a maximum of four students in each room. Each student has an individual bed-study unit with access to computers, common rooms and leisure facilities.
While maintaining firm but caring discipline, house parents are aware that good, clean fun is a necessity for everyone. They devise creative and enjoyable activities such as tournaments, camps, barbecues, theatre and water park visits.
Concordia Boarding Brochure (450KB PDF)
Boarder Handbook (230KB PDF - April 2013)
See where our boarders are from… Boarding Community map (500KB PDF)
Brooke and Brandon Saunders from St George, Boarding Captains at Redlands Campus for 2011
Brandon says, “I am spoilt for subject choice at Concordia. I have thoroughly enjoyed technical, industrial and graphic studies.
I am particularly pleased with my Technology Studies project, ‘an outdoor bar heater’. Which comprises a stainless steel base and bar top made from wood sourced from our St George property. I hope to pursue a career in metal fabrication after I complete Year 12 in 2011.
“We are encouraged to be independent. I enjoy having my sister on campus because I can maintain my own identity and still not be too far from family.”
Brooke says, “I enjoy my combination of Senior subjects which include Art, Hospitality and Accounting. This will set me up nicely as I would like to pursue a career in beauty therapy. I like being at boarding school where my brother is with me every step of the way.”
Andrew Battaglene, Year 12 2008
“Going to school with your mates is one thing, but being able to live with them is truly awesome!”
Angus Croft, Year 2011, from Moree, State and National Water Skiing Champion in 2010.
“I come from three generations of water skiers, and our whole family began the sport in my grandfather’s boat on a lake between Wilcannia and Broken Hill. I started to ski competitively with the Moree Ski Club in 2009 and I am pleased with my success after just one year. To improve my fitness, I work out regularly in the Redlands Campus gymnasium using a personalised weight program. I enjoy boxing and I have played in volleyball, Rugby League and Rugby Union inter-school competitions.
“I love the outdoors and the thrill of water skiing, but I also enjoy living and studying at Redlands Campus as a boarder. I love being with my friends all day and I appreciate the regular organised study sessions that we have. My favourite subjects are Physical Education and Technical Studies and I’m looking at becoming a personal trainer or carpenter.
“I enjoy the theory of how the body works and the practical athletics components of Physical Education. Part of my assessment in Technical Studies has been to design Pedal Prix human-powered vehicles which we race in a state-wide competition at Willowbank Raceway. I have also enjoyed the challenge of designing an environmentally sustainable piece of furniture.
“My sisters Rebecca and Emma have also been boarders at Concordia.”