BOARDING AT TWC


The Wykeham Collegiate offers comfortable, homely boarding for girls from Grade 3 to Grade 12, and both weekly and full boarding are offered, as well as temporary boarding for day girls.

The Junior School has approximately 20 boarders at any one time, with most boarders being in Grades 6 and Grade 7. In the Senior School, 50% of our girls are boarders with about 40 boarders per grade.

Our boarders come from all parts of KwaZulu-Natal and other provinces of South Africa. Many boarders come from other countries in Africa, such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Kenya, and Uganda, and some from as far afield as China, UAE, England, Mozambique and Mauritius.

Our boarders say that the most important aspect of boarding is the forging of lasting friendships. When people live with each other, they become friends for life. Through boarding, the girls grow in independence and learn to value diversity and understand different cultures.

Friends For Life

ABOUT OUR BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT

Junior School boarders sleep in dormitories in one wing of the boarding establishment. Seniors School girls sleep in their grades in various halls of the boarding establishment. This means that all activities on every boarding floor are age appropriate for the girls living there.

The Grade 8 and Grade 9 girls sleep in dormitories and the Grade 10 and Grade 11 girls sleep in cubicles. The Grade 12s have their own rooms, mostly in the two wings adjacent to Junior School boarding, however, some are housed in the halls with the other grades to assist with duties. The Junior School girls, and each grade in the Senior School, also enjoy their own common room and bathroom.

Girls enjoy structured time during the week and more flexible time on weekends with outings to movies, malls, the Midlands Meander, ice skating, Epic Karting, uShaka and more.

BOARDING STAFF 

The Boarding Establishment staff includes the Boarding Co-ordinator, six Housemothers – one for each wing of the Boarding Establishment – and several Boarder Mistresses.

Sickbay is staffed by trained nursing sisters during the day and there is an assistant night nurse who sleeps in Sickbay every night to deal with any emergency and to look after girls who are in Sickbay overnight.

ABOUT OUR BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT

Junior School boarders sleep in dormitories in one wing of the boarding establishment. Seniors School girls sleep in their grades in various halls of the boarding establishment. This means that all activities on every boarding floor are age appropriate for the girls living there.

The Grade 8 and Grade 9 girls sleep in dormitories and the Grade 10 and Grade 11 girls sleep in cubicles. The Grade 12s have their own rooms, mostly in the two wings adjacent to Junior School boarding, however, some are housed in the halls with the other grades to assist with duties. The Junior School girls, and each grade in the Senior School, also enjoy their own common room and bathroom.

Girls enjoy structured time during the week and more flexible time on weekends with outings to movies, malls, the Midlands Meander, ice skating, Epic Karting, uShaka and more.

BOARDING STAFF 

The Boarding Establishment staff includes the Boarding Co-ordinator, six Housemothers – one for each wing of the Boarding Establishment – and several Boarder Mistresses.

Sickbay is staffed by trained nursing sisters during the day and there is an assistant night nurse who sleeps in Sickbay every night to deal with any emergency and to look after girls who are in Sickbay overnight.