In recent decades day student enrolments have made up the biggest portion of St Paul’s Collegiate School’s roll. However, over the past five years, that ratio is changing and boarders now make up more than 50% of the student population.
St Paul’s currently has a significant waiting list for senior students wishing to live on site.
In order to meet today’s demand for boarding space and the projected rise in boarding over the next five years, we believe increasing the capacity of boarding from 71 to 93 in Clark House is our best way to start to meet this demand. Increased boarding space will in turn ensure the financial viability and sustainability of our school heading into the future.
Clark House will be expanded in a northerly direction towards the football fields. On the first floor, the new area will contain 22 single Year 13 rooms and four bathrooms. The Year 12 living quarters will be completely upgraded with ten double rooms and two new bathrooms.
On the ground floor, the expanded space on the western-side will contain new living quarters for Year 9 boarders that includes 18 beds, four extra bathrooms and two rooms for prefects.
The eastern-side will have a new two-bedroom assistant housemaster residence, increasing adult supervision. The current common room will almost double in size and return its position as heart and recreational meeting space within the house.