A home away from home



College Boarding

Boarding forms an integral part of the Woodridge experience and places in each residence are constantly in demand. There are 4 residences, 2 housing girls (Founders Residence and Carter Residence) and 2 catering for boys (Kohler Residence and Starck Residence).

While each residence maintains its own unique ethos and idiosyncrasies, there is consistency in how the House Parents and duty staff applying the basic rules and regulations and all boarders are constantly monitored, mentored and guided. These young adults come from the Eastern Cape, other South African provinces as well as from other countries all over the world and this diversity is celebrated. 

All staff involved with the boarders aim to uphold the following: 

College Boarding Overview

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Preparatory Boarding

At the Preparatory School we offer boarding for boys and girls from Grade 1 – 7. The Grade 1 – 3 boys and girls are catered for in a separate co-ed boarding school residence on campus. 

Our focus is to make the boarding establishment a ‘home away from home’. The boys’ and girls’ residences are separate and run by house parents. The house parent’s homes are attached to the boarding residences. The resident staff and interns assist the house parents with duties and prep sessions. The boarding is termly, however, children may go out on weekends with the permission of their parents.

Activities such as outings to the beach, movies, game parks and shopping centres are arranged for those staying in over weekends. On Sundays all the children attend Sunday school. There is a Sanatorium with qualified nursing sisters on duty to attend to medical needs of the children. Transport is arranged to and from the airport and bus stops at the end and start of the mid-term breaks and school terms.

Foreign pupils interested in boarding at Woodridge must, in accordance with the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002), supply the school with a valid study permit, issued by the South African Department of Home Affairs, prior to the commencement of attendance.