Supervised study program for boarders at Xavier

Head of Boarding Andrew Hume helps boarding student Ned with his homework through the supervised study program.

Living on campus means a shorter commute to school, a football field for your back yard and your schoolmates living just down the hall.

Students living at Xavier College’s Boarding House at Kew, Victoria, enjoy facilitated study with teaching staff on hand for help with both general and subject-specific content.

Xavier College will have a site at the Henty Machinery Field Days with information for parents and potential boarders.

The supervised study program for boarders aims to develop students as reflective and independent learners.

Students can work both independently and in small groups, with the consistency of studying each evening, encouraging positive work habits.

The program takes place every night from Sunday through Thursday for students in Years 9 to 11.

Year 12 students study independently in their rooms, though staff still check in regularly on their progress.

Two recent Xavier graduates who achieved high VCE results work in the library each evening and are available to tutor and mentor boarders.

Head of Boarding Andrew Hume said the group setting often saw students working collaboratively.

“Having set times gets our young people into a positive routine, and they have peers they can discuss their work with as well,’’ Mr Hume said.

“It is always interesting and affirming to see the way the students aid each other’s development.’’

Boarding is a deeply ingrained tradition at Xavier.

It’s been a hallmark of the school since its doors first opened 140 years ago, with the boarding houses situated in the heart of the college.