• Boarding is a major decision for families. Parents may have had positive or negative personal experiences of boarding. Rural communities are a significant portion of boarders. However it is a big investment for schools to provide boarding. Rather than offering boarding Hunter Valley Grammar School.

    Promotes and encourages Homestay Families where Rural Scholar stay with a local family in order to attend the school.

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  • The mining boom in Australia’s north has led to a boost in the number of students being sent to boarding schools. Good news for schools.
    Principal of Westminster School, Steve Bousfield, said that traditionally boarding students have come mainly from pastoralist families and international students but increasing enrolments from mining families have been seen across boarding schools.
    Until next week . . .
    Dr Linda Vining, FACE
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