Boarding

The Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) Boarding House, known affectionately as the BoHo, continues the long and valued tradition of boarding at the School. We are the oldest and only all-girls' boarding school in the ACT, offering a home away from home for girls in Years 7 to 12 from regional, remote and international families.

In this thriving and supportive environment, we are committed to making boarding a happy and fulfilling experience for all our students. Our dedicated boarding staff are available 24 hours a day to ensure your daughter is provided with appropriate academic support and pastoral care. With excellent facilities and all the best that Canberra has to offer on our doorstep, the CGGS Boarding House is a place for young women to thrive as they embrace their independence.

The Boarding House offers several flexible boarding options to suit families of all circumstances:

Full-time boarding
Weekly boarding
Temporary/"flexi" boarding
Occasional boarding

Full-time boarding

International students and students from remote areas typically choose to board full-time. Students live in the Boarding House throughout the whole school year.

Weekly boarding

Weekly boarding can take some of the pressure off busy family life. Students stay four nights at school (Monday to Thursday) then three nights at home (Friday to Sunday). This is a perfect solution for many families who live just across the border.

Temporary/"flexi" boarding

Temporary boarding is an attractive option to help families meet their commitments. A student may have sport or music or another activity after school. Rather than travel in the dark, she can stay in the Boarding House for one or two nights a week (subject to places being available).

Occasional boarding

If you’re travelling for a few weeks, or if there is an illness in the family, you may take up the option of occasional boarding by booking in for just a week or two. Occasional boarders will be surrounded by friends and have plenty of opportunities for study and activities. They will also be taken to all their regular co-curricular activities.

The Boarding House office is staffed from 7.00am - 10.30pm on weekdays and from 8.00am - 10.30pm on weekends.

For more information about boarding opportunities at CGGS, please contact the Admissions team at admissions@cggs.act.edu.au or on (02) 6202 6420.