Boarding Staff

Boarding Staff

Experienced and caring boarding staff

Our senior Boarding House staff are qualified teachers with demonstrated histories of working with young people in residential and boarding school settings, both here in Melbourne and abroad, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to your daughter’s schooling and care.

Our team includes the Head of Boarding, Deputy Head of Boarding, Senior Boarding Coordinator, Boarding House Administrator, Boarding House Nurses and our Year Level Supervisors, who work together to help each student manage their learning alongside their vibrant life as a boarding student. Year Level Supervisors regularly liaise with our day school teaching staff and parents, ensuring progress and wellbeing is being monitored, and students feel supported.

Additionally, the student leadership team of Prefects and Leaders are there to provide extra support and a friendly face, especially to the younger students or those who are new.

Our staff

Meet some of the dedicated and experienced teachers and boarding school professionals who bring the exceptional culture of care in our Boarding House to life.

Jane Shone, Head of Boarding

Jane Shone started her career as an English and Drama teacher in the UK, working in a wide variety of government and independent schools before discovering the sense of fulfilment which comes from working in Boarding. Jane and her young family migrated to Australia nearly 20 years ago. With a keen interest in student wellbeing, Jane returned from teaching to working in boarding when she joined MLC in 2016.

In her time at MLC, Jane has re-developed the boarding program at MLC and overseen the renovation of the historic Tidderman House building to create an inviting and invigorating space where students can thrive and make the most of the opportunities MLC provides. A keen voice for boarding nationwide, Jane is currently the State Chair of ABSA (Australian Boarding Schools Association) and a Director on the National Board, a regular presenter at conferences and webinar series, as well as a mentor to emerging boarding leaders.

Five years of boarding at Tiddeman House saw our daughter grow into a confident, brave and well-rounded woman. The commitment to encouraging the girls to make the most of their study time was noticeable in academic outcomes. With the support and friendship of the amazing team of staff, it has given our daughter an education that will stay with her for a lifetime.
Susan, Year 12 boarding parent