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Boarding - An Exceptional Location & Lifestyle

2nd September 2020

With a beachside location, surrounded by parks and sporting facilities, Townsville Grammar School’s boarding program offers an exceptional lifestyle with all that North Queensland has to offer.

“Whilst we offer all of the facilities and services that you would expect of a Boarding Program, it is the intangibles that make the difference - our culture, the atmosphere of our Boarding House and the relationships between Boarding staff and students,” said Head of Boarding, Mr Jaye Beutel. “These are things that are difficult to describe, but are easy to see and feel once you visit our Boarding House and School.”

The main Boarding House, Parker-Hall Building, is located on the edge of the School's rugby ovals and netball courts, and adjacent to campus facilities including a 50m pool and gymnasium.  The School is located within easy walking distance to Castle Hill, The Strand beachfront, Queens Gardens and the Gregory Street Precinct. Facilities such as the Townsville Sports Reserve (Red Track), Tennis Townsville and the Townsville Touch Fields are also adjacent to the Campus. 

“Our boarders enjoy a fantastic lifestyle, with our location allowing for access to a range of local attractions and experiences, from walking the iconic Castle Hill, through to The Strand beachfront and the Gregory Street precinct with its village-like atmosphere. We are perfectly situated for our students to maximise and enjoy our North Queensland lifestyle.

“As Head of Boarding, I am passionate about leading a positive and enriching boarding experience for our young people, providing them with a home away from home and a boarding family in the truest sense of the word. The relationships our staff and students enjoy is one based on mutual respect with a sense of fun, within a culture of welcome, care and support. I believe this is what we achieve at Townsville Grammar School, a happy boarding community and students who are reaping the rewards of our boarding lifestyle.”

Townsville Grammar School has been serving regional, rural and remote based families for generations.  “We are proud to say that boarding life has always been an integral feature of Townsville Grammar School since the School first opened its doors in 1888,” said Mr Beutel.

“Our Boarders hold a very special place within our wider School community, as they have throughout the decades.”