From The Head of Boarding: Week 4, Term 3, 2020


Our Boarding values of trust, respect and kindness are to be lived by every member of our Boarding community. This ensures a safe, secure and happy environment for all. There have been occasions when boarders do not live these values and on these occasions will be asked to meet with me to talk to find ways to ensure they can live these values while living in Boarding.


I will be going to Mingenew on Saturday 15 August for the Mingenew vs Carnamah football game and then dinner at the pub in Mingenew. During the weekend it will give me the chance to meet with families from Mingenew and surrounds. I will advertise this in the Boarder Parent’s Facebook group too. Please share with past, present and future Santa Boarding families and friends from Mingenew and surrounds as I would love to catch up with anyone in the area. Can’t wait!


We have decided to cancel the Boarding parent dinner for 2020 due to these uncertain times, which has created challenges in finding venues to hold such an event.

We will be having this event in 2021 and it will be a great event to bring our Boarding parents together to share a night of feasting, friendship and fun.


At the beginning of this Term each boarder was given four different door signs to use when they need some time to themselves in their rooms for different reasons. 

“I like the ‘On The Phone’ sign the most so then people do not come into my room while I am having a private conversation with my parents.”
Zoe Smith, Year 7


Each week, Vanessa Carmody emails boarders with various tutoring/mentoring opportunities to enhance their study skills and/or engage with a specialised teacher in a specific subject. Below is an example email of what the boarders receive each week –

Happy Sunday girls 😊
I hope you are snuggly and warm in your rooms and planning on using your Sunday night quiet hour to be organised for Week 4! Whilst you are organising yourself, take the time to think to yourself, would I benefit from some ‘one on one’ tutoring in maths and English or any other subject?
Please email me if you would like to sign up to tutoring for Maths and English. 

Monday study skills support with Mrs Shelley
Mentoring and support with study skills, learning habits and styles (group or individual sessions). If you are not sure what this is, pop in and see me and we can talk about it. 

Years 9 – 12 in the Plaza 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

Tuesday Maths with Mrs Logan
Years 7 – 9 in the Plaza 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm (10 – 15 minute time slots)

Wednesday Maths with Mrs Logan
Year 10 – 12 in the Boarders Rec Centre 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm (10 – 15 minute time slots)

Wednesday English with Mrs Anderson
Years 10 – 12 in the Boarding office 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm (10 – 15 minute times lots)

Thursday English with Mrs McManus
Years 7 – 9 in the Plaza 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm 

Thursday Chemistry Year 10 – 12
Ms Rose in the Boarding office

Break-out sessions for other subjects

If you would like tutoring or breakout sessions for other subjects, please ask and I can organise this for you.

I notice that there are religion assessments in all year groups – please let me know if you would like a religion breakout session for your year group or some ‘one on one’ time slots.

An email will be sent Tuesday to give you your allocated time slot

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