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Our Boarding Houses

Rutherford Boarding House

Around 60 boys from Years 11–13 live in our senior boys’ Boarding House, Rutherford, which opened in 2013 and provides modern, state-of-the art boarding accommodation. Students share twin or quad rooms, divided into semi-private spaces encompassing a comfortable bed, desk, wardrobe and storage facilities, and a pin board.

The House has spaces where students can relax and socialise together, with day lounges on each floor. Television is available with limited SKY options, along with free Wi-Fi and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Students enjoy a range of weekend boarders’ activities including attendance at a variety of national-level sporting events and local cultural activities, such as art exhibitions and theatre shows, going to Crusaders’ games, Laserstrike or tenpin bowling.

Thompson Boarding House

Around 60 girls from Years 9–13 live in our girls’ Boarding House, Thompson, which also opened in 2013 and provides modern, state-of-the art boarding accommodation. Students share twin or quad rooms, divided into semi-private spaces encompassing a comfortable bed, desk, wardrobe and storage facilities, and a pin board.

The House has spaces where students can relax and socialise together, with day lounges on each floor. Television is available with limited SKY options, along with free Wi-Fi and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Students enjoy a range of weekend boarders’ activities including attendance at a variety of national-level sporting events and local cultural activities, such as art exhibitions and theatre shows, going to Crusaders’ games, Laserstrike or tenpin bowling.

MacGibbon Boarding House

Around 48 boys from Years 9–11 live in our junior boys’ Boarding House, MacGibbon. The building was strengthened after the 2011 earthquakes and is strong, safe and sturdy. Students share practical twin or quad rooms, with a comfortable bed, desk, wardrobe, storage facilities and a pin board.

MacGibbon House has a fun, family environment, with a large open plan Common Room, and kitchenette, where boarders can relax, watch television and have a snack.

Students enjoy a range of weekend boarders’ activities including attendance at a variety of national-level sporting events and local cultural activities, such as art exhibitions and theatre shows, going to Crusaders’ games, Laserstrike or tenpin bowling.