When parents decide to send their children away from home for education, the choice of school is vital in providing an environment that is warm, welcoming, safe and conducive to good and effective learning. Moving to a new community can present challenges and at Pembroke we will make that transition as smooth, comfortable and reassuring as we possibly can.
Pembroke provides boarding accommodation for girls and boys from Year 7-12 in one boarding house, situated next to the Haslam Oval sporting precinct at 339 The Parade. Staff are on duty 24 hours per day, 7 days per week within the accommodation. The Campbell Wing houses Year 7-10 boy boarders in single room accommodation. DDH Wing is an adjacent two story building where Year 11 and 12 boy boarders reside, also in single rooms. The Turner wing consists of twin share bedrooms for girl boarders in Years 7-11 with single bedroom accommodation for Year 12 girl boarders. There are very large common recreational areas where boy and girl boarders can socialise together. Boarders are forbidden to enter a boarding house wing they don’t reside in and alarms are set on certain doors at “Lights out” each evening.
Boarding staff and teachers communicate regularly with parents about the progress of their child, and tutors work with boarders in the boarding house to further their academic development.
A boarding student’s daily routine ensures a balanced and organised approach to school, homework, sport, co-curricular and weekend activities and allows time simply to relax, socialise and have fun. The School has a flexible approach to parents visiting and students obtaining weekend leave (with parent permission).
Regardless of where each student comes from, whether near or far, Pembroke boarders develop a strong connection with each other by accepting differences and finding a common ground. The love that is shared and shown is deep and profound. Our boarders are all the better for having the world come to them in so many ways. The world truly is their oyster.
A Day in the LifeA balance of work, recreation, good nutrition and rest are key to every day of boarding at Pembroke.
LeadershipStudent leaders are elected at the end of Year 11 for the positions of Head Boy/Deputy Head Boy and Head Girl/Deputy Head Girl of the boarding house.
The Boarding HouseThe Boarding House, is home away from home for our boarders.
Weekend ActivitiesEach weekend of the school year there is a range of activities on offer to boarders which make the most of what Adelaide and its beautiful surrounding environment has to offer.
CateringA firm of professional caterers provides boarders with excellent meals and the weekly menu is healthy and varied, created specifically for the nutritional needs of fast-growing teenagers.
HomestayAn alternative to Boarding, Homestay accommodation provides an opportunity for students to live in a safe and secure family home environment.