Boarding Options

Boarder Accommodation

Our purpose-built Boarding
facilities occupy designated levels
in two campus buildings and incorporate three Boarding Houses, each of which is managed by a dedicated Boarding Supervisor
and Boarding Assistant.

Holden Hall

The Holden Hall Boarding House, for students in Years 6, 7 and 8
is located on level 6 of the Ness Goodwin Building, which also
houses Years 9 and 10 Boarders
and the Junior School.

Craig Hall

Craig Hall is located on level 7 of
the Ness Goodwin Building. Craig Hall girls have more independence and, in keeping with their growing academic workloads and experience, more opportunities to arrange their own time and activities.

McDougall Hall

Year 11 and 12 Boarders enjoy the luxury of 'moving up' to the McDougall Hall, in the Bauer Building. Opened in 2017, these new facilities offer the privacy and space of twin share bedrooms for Year 11 Boarders and single bedrooms with shared ensuites for Year 12 Boarders.


Our experienced catering team freshly prepare three balanced
and nutritious meals a day, as well
as morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. Fresh fruit is always available, and special dietary requirements can be catered for.


The School laundry washes and
irons all School uniforms, underwear, sheets, doona covers, pillowcases and bath towels. Boarders wash
and iron their own civvies. Washing machines and dryers are available
to all Boarders after school and
on weekends.


Boarders are welcome to use the Seymour Library and Information Centre on any school day from 7.30am to 4.45pm. The Library
houses a large collection of print
and online resources, including full-text databases and is conveniently located opposite the main boarding house. Library staff are available during the school day to assist students with research, the location of resources or to simply find a
great novel to read.

Support Services

Boarder physical and emotional
well-being is a priority at Somerville House. Boarders have access to
our School Psychologist, Guidance Counsellor and School Chaplain
who can provide support and guidance in areas such as settling
in, conflict resolution, tertiary
study and career advice, learning difficulties and mental health.