We currently have around 100 boarders aged 7 to 13 years old accommodated in three boarding houses each with dedicated houseparents heading up the house ‘family’.
- Blackford - The Girls' Boarding House
- Lankester - The Junior Boys' Boarding House
- School House - The Senior Boys' Boarding House
Blackford House – the Girls’ House Years 3-8
All of our girls live together in Blackford House and are looked after by Mr and Mrs Robertson (Houseparents), Miss Milne (Assistant Houseparent) and Mrs Matthews (Matron), assisted by Mrs Berry. There are three gap / grad students who assist in the evenings and mornings and residential staff work in the House during the week. The residential staff are: Mrs Birch, Miss Rudd and Mrs Cran.
The girls also get the benefit of house family pets in the shape of Isla the Golden Retriever and Humphrey the cat!
Lankester House – the Junior Boys’ House Years 3-6
The boys in Lankester are looked after by Mr and Mrs Forbes (Houseparents) and Mrs Johnson (Matron). There are gap / grad students who assist in the evenings and mornings and residential staff work in the House during the week. The residential staff are: Mr Birch, Mr Jenkins and Mrs Cran.
Mr Forbes teaches PE and loves sport and the great outdoors whilst Mrs Forbes teaches English to the upper school and enjoys playing piano and reading. Together they offer the boys in Lankester a nurturing, supportive environment where they can grow and develop (and have a lot of fun too!)
School House – the Senior Boys’ House Years 7-8
Boys boarding in Y7 and Y8 live at School House in the main school building with smaller dorms and a common room reflecting their changing needs as they grow older. The boys are looked after by Mr and Mrs Schreiber (Houseparents), and Mrs Atkins and Mrs Moore (Matrons). There are gap / grad students who assist in the evenings and mornings and residential staff work in the House during the week. The residential staff are: Mr O’Neill, Mr Holden and Mr Darryl Edwards.
Mr and Mrs Schreiber provide a vibrant atmosphere where the boys are encouraged to be active, curious and develop maturity and life skills that will stand them in good stead for the future.
Mr Schreiber enjoys hiking, walking and all sports. He participates in open water swimming events and triathlons and enjoys playing tennis and squash. His hobbies include reading, BBQs (called braais), making biltong, carving walking sticks and following F1.
Mrs Schreiber is also a qualified teacher and is part of the Learning Support team, she loves arts and crafts, paints, sews, and loves baking!