Information for Boarders

High quality learning, a wide variety of opportunities for sporting and cultural activities, and modern learning environment makes Southland Boys’ High School the first choice for your son.

Southland Boys’ High School are experts in teaching boys.

Coldstream Hostel provides an environment that assists the boys’ personal development.  The boys will be expected to maintain standards of behaviour that reflects the expectations of the school.  Staff are expected to be sensitive and supportive in relation to the needs of the boys.

We will aim to:

Foster independence, self worth, tolerance and co-operation within the Boarding House.
Encourage each boarder to be responsible for their personal belongings and physical well-being.
Encourage the productive use of leisure time by participating in sports and the arts.
Employ suitable staff, who are committed to understanding the needs and requirements of young men.
Maintain a fully utilised establishment, managed effectively and efficiently.

Key features:

Compulsory prep is held for one and a quarter hours each evening, Monday to Thursday.  This is overseen by teaching staff, including the curriculum areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Art and Health and Physical well-being.

The Hostel Dining Room better known as the “Stag and Boar Cafe” is managed by two highly qualified chefs with extensive industry experience.

The menu is based on the advice of a dietitian with input from both hostel management, chef and boarders.  The menu is on a five week rotation.  All dietary requirements are catered for.  During Terms 2 and 3 boarders enjoy a cooked breakfast and hot meals for lunch and dinner.

To meet the stated needs of our community, Coldstream Hostel continues to offer the option of five or seven day boarding.  Coldstream Hostel is an integral part of the Southland Boys’ High School community where staff provide a caring, sensitive and supportive environment which encourages the personal development of our boarders to become 21st century men.