Boarding Life at SAIntS
We have 100 students who board with us, approximately 60 boys and 40 girls, housed in separate areas of accommodation.
Our boarding population is made up of students of all ages from 11-18. Many, but not all, come from Malawi and the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre.
The boarding blocks are supervised 24-7 by a team of support staff who supervise all activities. Some older students also have responsibilities as prefects to act as role models. We expect our boarding students to set the standard in terms of attitude, behaviour and presentation.
We have a team of 13 in the kitchens who cater for the students providing breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and drinks. Food is varied, rotating on a 3 week basis.
A large proportion of the teaching staff help in boarding, organising activities, supervising prep and acting “in loco parentis”. They are managed by an experienced Boarding House Supervisor who acts as the primary link with parents.
There is a Prep Room in each of the boys’ and girls’ boarding blocks with a suite of computers where students can work in a quiet environment. During weekends, the boarders often make use of the many and varied sporting facilities available at the school.
Almost all of our boarders are housed in separate bedrooms. Some senior students have shared common rooms adjoining their bedrooms. There is a large common room in each boarding block with satellite TV where students can relax. In the event of power outages, the boarding blocks are equipped with large reserve water tanks and a generator. We are also investing in solar heating systems.
Boarding is a popular option at SAIntS and we have plans to expand the accommodation to cater for an increasing need.