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 5.10pm 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 facilites
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.
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 6pm 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 7-9 boarders need to be in bed by 9.15pm with lights out at 9.30pm. Year 10 and 11 students are to be in bed at 9.45pm with lights out at 10pm. Year 12 students lights out at 10.30pm.
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 sport. All boarders are to be awake by 9am for breakfast at 10am, lunch at 12pm, Weekend Mass at 5.15pm and dinner at 6pm.