Welcome to Pymble and our boarding community.
Here, our girls live in a unique environment – an environment that is physically beautiful, personally safe, welcoming, friendly and caring and responsive to each girl’s needs. We want the best for every one of our boarders and strive to provide a happy and supportive home environment for all.
Developing positive and productive relationships with families is important to us and we endeavour each day to fulfil the mission of boarding while pursuing the goal of excellence in boarding care for girls.
Experience has shown that students thrive in environments where opportunity and challenge abound. Success for students is achieved when each individual is able to demonstrate her uniqueness and her talents while aspiring to achieve her best in academic, sporting, cultural and personal pursuits.
It is the charter of the boarding school to anticipate the changing needs and interests of students and to promote their engagement in the community. Participating in the life of the College is integral to their personal growth and development. It will assist them to build confidence, to form a positive view of life and to leave the College as successful resilient young women, aware of their strengths and their ability to manage life’s opportunities and challenges as responsible citizens and positive contributors to our society.
All members of the boarding team share the journey with the girls and in doing so come to know them well. The staff, who play such an important part in nurturing and supporting the girls through the highs and lows of life, feel a certain sense of pride and accomplishment as each student moves towards the end of Year 12.
We want your daughter to know that she has special gifts and talents and that she leaves Pymble with relationships with other students and staff that will endure the test of time. Most of all we want our girls to know who they are and to value their own uniqueness.
Three separate boarding houses have been created to foster the care, growth, support and development of girls at their different stages of physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth as they move from dependence to independence:
- Marden House for Years 7, 8 and 9
- Goodlet House for Years 10 and 11
- Lang House for Year 12
- Our boarding houses are nestled within the 20 hectares of the secure College grounds. Boarding is available from Year 7.
Beyond the leadership opportunities offered to all students at Pymble, Boarding students are offered an additional range of exclusive leadership opportunities. Formal positions and leadership roles include, but are not limited to the following:
- Head Prefect – Boarding
- Deputy Head Prefect – Boarding
- Prefect – Sports and Activities
- Prefect – Boarders Representative Council and the Arts
- Big Sister program
- Prefect – Environment and Community Service
- Prefect – Marden House
- Representatives of the BRC
- Year 11 Spirit House Captains
Support in the learning process is essential to the daily routine of boarders and there are a range of opportunities available to students who wish to engage in one or more of the special programs on offer. Boarders at Pymble are offered a significant level of support in completing their homework and study. The Scholarship of Learning Program (SOLP) is aimed at facilitating the learning needs of students whilst also focusing upon the effectiveness of the individual and balance in life. The SOLP is designed to promote the personalised education of each student by enabling each girl to identify their uniqueness as a learner and to plan their learning journey to maximise their outcomes.