RECREATION + LEAVE
Busy students are successful students and Boarders have every opportunity in sport, cultural and community activities in each of the school terms. There is a wealth of opportunity available to every Boarder and we especially encourage new Boarding students to sign up for a team sport or cocurricular activity. Girls can engage in a wide range of cocurricular activities both on and off campus.
Not only will the physical activity help to increase fitness, concentration, mental health and sleep quality, it will also help your daughter to quickly forge new friendships and reduce homesickness.
Studies have shown that when students participate in cocurricular activities it enhances their academic success. Our boarding staff will support your daughters to find opportunities and balance the additional commitments with their studies, healthy eating habits and sleep patterns.
Our leave system is closely monitored and easy to use. Parents have the convenience of adding leave for their daughter using their phone or computer using our RGGS Boarding Program. For our Head of Boarding, supervision and duty of care is forefront when approving this leave. Trains are also booked each week for those requiring transport home.
CREATING A HEALTHY BALANCE
Encourage your daughter to maintain a healthy balance with exercise, 8-10 hours of sleep per night, study, healthy eating and time for friends. If at any time your daughter is feeling overwhelmed or stressed she is encouraged to speak with our Dorm Mistress, Care Mentor or our Head of Boarding. The Girls Grammar staff have experience guiding students in time management, study strategies and techniques in relaxation and stress reduction.
A bus takes the girls shopping to Stockland each Saturday morning and there are a range of other activities including trips to the Beach on Sundays. The girls are invited to all the activities each week and they sign up if they wish to be involved. Many of the activities are compulsory for the Junior boarders to ensure they do get out and about.
The girls' leave is flexible and we welcome parents to visit and spend time with their daughters at all times outside of school hours. It is easy to add leave for your daughter and it can be done on your phone or computer.
"I love that there are so many activities on offer on the weekends like going shopping or playing sports."