Welcome to Boarding at TIS
Boarding has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Gone are the days of large dormitories and students who have no autonomy. We now look at a time in residence as a place where a young person develops the skills to progress throughout their life. Living independently is a challenge, but to gradually learn how to do this in a safe and supportive environment is central to the mission of Boarding at TIS.
The multi-cultural atmosphere in our residence gives students the opportunity to grow in their ability to appreciate the experiences, differences and strengths of people from different backgrounds. The ability to live in a multi-cultural community prepares young people to succeed wherever they may go in the world. Living in residence can be a great place to make new friends and learn to become independent while living in a supportive and encouraging environment. There is the opportunity to develop deep friendships, which may last a lifetime.
Young people are happiest when their free time is a balance between relaxation and organized and informal activities. Boarders are encouraged to take part in a variety of leisure and after school activities suited to their ages and interests. At TIS Boarding a zone system is used, meaning, students are permitted to travel outside the school (in pairs or small groups) to access shopping, movies, do volunteer work or other age appropriate activities. Residential staff will supervise evening study, while academic staff may come in on occasion to provide tutoring. The school facilities: library, music & art rooms and sports grounds – are available to boarding students after school and on weekends.
Leave is offered on weekends, and there are various types of leave offered most days. Parental consent is required for local Host Leave, which is usually an overnight or for the weekend. A list of suitable hosts must be provided by the parents upon entry to the boarding house and can be amended at anytime. See TIS Boarding Handbook for after school/zone system and weekend leave guidelines.
Along with the school’s curricular and co-curricular activities, boarding at TIS is part of a total experience which contributes to a students’ personal, physical, social, cultural, moral and spiritual development. Students who remain in residence over the weekend are offered the opportunity to attend a local place of worship if they choose.
It is an honor to be “In Loco Parentis” for our Boarders; meaning, we assume parental status and responsibility for your son or daughter while they reside in TIS Boarding. See TIS Boarding Handbook for further explanation of “In Loco Parentis”.
Although the definition of a Boarding has changed one thing has not changed, the Boarding staff at TIS work diligently to ensure the academic and social well being of your son/daughter remains our priority.
Simon Gauci OCT., M.Ed.
Director of Boarding