On weekday evenings, boarders have time allocated for homework. The sessions are supervised in the school’s study Hall adjacent to the Resource centre.

The amount of time allocated for study depends on each student’s year group. Students in year 7-10 are seated and ready for work at 5.00pm and conclude at 7.30pm.

Year 11 and 12 Boarders have the ‘Silent Study Room’ available to them and conclude their study at 9.30pm

Use of school facilities

Yes, the boarders can use the school facilities including the heated indoor pool, basketball and tennis courts, cricket nets, playing fields and gymnasium.

A typical day for a boarder

Wake up time

The day begins at 7.15am when students are woken by their House supervisor. Each student showers and dresses in their uniform, after which they make their bed and tidy their room. Once everything is in order, the whole house attends breakfast in the Dining Hall between 7.50am and 8.10am.

School time

After breakfast, the students return to the house to collect their books and belongings and get ready for the day ahead at school.

Recess and lunch

Boarders go to the Dining Room at lunchtime to eat. Recess snacks are packed at breakfast. After eating they can join their day friends in the school grounds or attend lunchtime activities.

End of school

At the conclusion of the school day, students return to their boarding house where they are greeted by their House Supervisor. Afternoon tea is provided (in the dining room) for them. At this time students’ can change out of their uniform and enjoy some free time. Structured activities are provided throughout the week.

Some students have sports training or practices to attend during this time.


Dinner commences at 6 pm sharp in the Dining Room. Students are asked to wear closed shoes in the Dining Hall always and participate in the prayer roster and cleaning duties.


Year 7-10 boarders need to be in bed by 9.30 pm with lights out at 10 pm. Year 10, 11 & 12 students are to be in bed at 10 pm with lights out at 10.30 pm. 


Weekends in the Monivae Boarding Houses are a bit more casual and relaxed. Students involved in sport need to rise and prepare for their commitment. Other students may choose to sleep in if not playing a sport. All boarders are to be awake by 9 am for breakfast at 10 am, lunch at 12 pm, Weekend Mass at St Mary's Parish or Monivae College Chapel, Saturday/Sunday and dinner at 6 pm.