From the Chair

November 03, 2015
Boarding Australia is active on many fronts raising awareness of the needs and rights of boarding students, staff and families. The Royal Commission, Abstudy and the Senate Inquiry into educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islan... Read more

Greyhound Deals

October 14, 2015 0 comments
In partnership with Greyhound Australia, Boarding Australia members are eligible to receive 10% discount on charters and tours booked through Greyhound. If you have a tour or charter in mind, please give Bonnie (Executive Assistant) a call on 0400 81... Read more

2016 Annual Conference

October 14, 2015 0 comments
2016 is a funny year, with no 'overlap' period across the states in the mid-year holidays. This is traditionally when we hold the Boarding Australia National Conference. For 2016, we have collaborated with the New Zealand Boarding Schools Association... Read more

Parent Portal

October 14, 2015 0 comments
Boarding Australia is interested in finding out about any 'Parent Portal' systems - a platform by which parents can be actively engaged in what is going on at the boarding house / residence. If you have a system, software, or are have a process in pl... Read more

Grants Program Launched

August 27, 2015 0 comments
Boarding Australia is proud to offer small grants to members (it's not too late to become a member, click here for membership information). The Student Retention and Wellbeing Grant aims to support students in extra-curricular activities or to imp... Read more

Transition Support Unit

August 27, 2015 0 comments
The Transition Support Unit forms an essential element of A Share in the Future - Indigenous Education Strategy 2015-24 developed by the Northern Territory Department of Education. The Unit has commenced initial operations to establish a comprehen... Read more

ABSTUDY Improvements

August 27, 2015 0 comments
At the recent Boarding Australia National Conference, we were fortunate to have representatives from the Department of Human Services provide information about Abstudy and hear some of the concerns of delegates. Since the conference, we have conti... Read more

Membership Benefits

August 07, 2015 0 comments
BA has been receiving new and return applications following our recently revised membership offer, including 50% discounts for organisational members and free individual membership. For those yet to lodge their application form, we encourage you t... Read more

2015 Annual Conference

August 07, 2015 0 comments
The 2015 Boarding Australia National Conference in Adelaide was a great success. Feedback has been very positive – the following summarises the evaluation responses we received: Panel discussion was considered useful by 87% of participants. 1... Read more

ICPA Federal Conference

August 07, 2015 0 comments
I was fortunate to attend the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA) Federal Conference in Brisbane. The ICPA resolved to lobby for improved internet capability in rural and remote regions, recognising the crucial role connectivity plays... Read more

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