Boarding is a unique experience that can be immensely rewarding and fun. Boarders at Lindisfarne get the opportunity to build significant friendships and develop self-discipline and maturity which enable them to contribute to all aspects of College life and beyond.

Both full and weekly boarding options are available and both have significant advantages for parents and boys.

​​Advantages of Boarding

Academic support

Boarders get the academic support they need with access to academic tutors every evening, regular after-school prep classes and in-dorm study for seniors.

Cultural engagment 

​​​​​​​Boarders have easy access to music practice studios, the performing arts centre, practise instruments and tuition in a range of cultural activities.

Access to sporting facilities

​​​​​​​Boarding students have access to expansive playing fields, the swimming pool, gym and fitness centre. Transport is provided by the College to the many local sports competitions and games

Spiritual connection 

​​​​​​​The College Christian ethos plays a part in their journey through understanding the many facets of who they are and the importance of a strong value system.  This ties into our service programmes which help boys put into practise what they learn from our Christian Cornerstone.

Health and wellbeing 

A healthy balanced diet, good sleep routines and regular exercise are the foundation of the boarding experience.  Learn more

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​​​​​​Full Boarding

Almost half of our boarding community are full boarders who come from Hawke's Bay, Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Taupo and beyond.  We also have a growing international student roll who add significant value and diversity to the boarding community.

Full boarders can arrange their own exeats in addition to those on the calendar.  When in residence the boys are kept exceptionally busy with weekend team sports and organised activities as well as downtime with their boarding friends. 

At all times the boarders are supported by an exceptional team of staff, most of whom live on the College campus.​​​​​​​

Weekly Boarding

Demand for weekly boarding has grown significantly over the years.  This clearly indicates that parents are realising the advantages of “the boarding experience”.

Weekly boarding provides a convenient option for busy families and for the boys, it provides extra opportunities for involvement in sporting, cultural and House activities and supported academic study.

At the end of the week, boys can look forward to enjoying quality weekend time at home.  For many it provides the best of both worlds.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​