A boarding experience adds a new dimension to College life.
On school days, boarders have a regular routine. All meals are provided in the dining hall which is in close proximity to where classes are held and boarders return to the hall for morning tea and lunch. Once classes have finished, the girls have free time until the first prep session at 5 pm. Many boarders use this time to take part in the College’s extensive co-curricular program or to socialise with friends.
Each evening during the week, time is allocated for homework with tutors on hand for assistance. This regular routine helps boarders to develop productive studying habits and plan their time effectively. Many past boarders attribute the increased degree of self-reliance and regular routine to their easy transition into tertiary studies.
Outside class time, the College provides an eclectic range of co-curricular activities and all boarders are encouraged to get involved and try something new. Opportunities abound, including sports, community initiatives and clubs, music tuition, bands, orchestras, choirs and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
With a strong voice, Methodist Ladies' College’s Prefect Body includes two Boarding House Prefects. Election for these positions are held as part of the Senior School Prefect selection process. In addition, each year Boarders elect four Boarding House Leaders. Together, these students lead their peers and contribute to both Boarding House and College decision-making.
On weekends students are free to plan their own time and many boarders arrange social outings in neighbouring suburbs. Whether catching a movie, shopping or socialising with friends, boarders have the flexibility to be independent and plan their own schedule.
By living with girls from around the world, your horizons broaden infinitely, and you form lifelong connections. Felicia, MLC boarder
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