Welcome to the Boarding House

The Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) Boarding House (known by the boarders as BoHo) continues the long and valued tradition of boarding at the School.

Boarding life enables the School to educate the whole person for the wider world, from within a close and happy community, where self-realisation, challenges and self-esteem are nurtured.

The Boarding House is a three-storey mock Tudor-style building, which was the original school building, established on the Melbourne Avenue site in 1927. The wing added in 1980 was named after Miss Una H. Mitchell, Headmistress of the School from 1937 to 1946.

Accommodation for 80 boarders is available alongside seven residential staff. Dormitories for up to three boarders are available for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 with double rooms available for Year 11 and single rooms for Year 12 students.

All boarders are required to attend ‘Prep’ - compulsory study time four nights a week. Prep is conducted either in the Senior School Library or the Boarding House computer room for Years 7 to 10 boarders, and is supervised by resident tutors. Year 11 and 12 boarders are free to study in their rooms. Teaching staff assist with boarders' Prep most nights.

The Boarding House provides excellent, safe and friendly facilities including relaxation and study areas. Delicious and well-balanced meals, approved by a nutritionist, are provided on a nine-week rotation.

The Boarding House is a positive, lively community, where respect, responsibility, initiative, cooperation and endeavour are highly valued.

Boarding is an integral feature of CGGS and the School is enhanced by its boarding community.