Four Year 9 boys share a laugh at Te Putake Lodge

Year 9 boys share a laugh at Te Pūtake Lodge

Our Boarding students contribute a very important element to our King’s College culture.  Students who live onsite at one of our Boarding Houses have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in everything King’s has to offer.

We have one of the largest boarding communities in New Zealand, catering for students from all over the country, the wider Auckland region and overseas. We offer boarding for boys from Year 9, including a special transition programme to help them adjust to their first year, and for girls from Year 11.

House community

Year nine boys studying in the library supervised by a teacher

There are three boys’ Boarding Houses here at King’s: School, St John’s, and Selwyn, and a specialist boarding House - Te Pūtake Lodge – which caters for our Year 9 Boarders as they start their boarding journey. 

Our girls’ Boarding House is Middlemore House and caters for students in Years 11, 12 and 13.  Middlemore House offers separate common rooms for each year level and shared spaces where they can socialise.

All the Houses have a team of staff to support students including a Housemaster, Boarding House Tutors and a House Manager - all of whom live onsite – along with Teacher Mentors who provide guidance and supervision. 

Our staff provide a cohesive support network for our Boarders, from overseeing their day-to-day care and supervision, to tending minor injuries and illnesses, providing emotional support and monitoring their academic and co-curricular progress.

Our onsite Health Centre - Te Puna Whaiora, offers a 24-hour, 7-day a week service for boarding students.

Boarding at King’s

Two King's College girls run along the waterfront at Kohimarama

Boarding students who stay at the College during term time have a full immersive experience at King’s.  Living on site, the students are given three meals a day in the student dining hall where they eat together, and brunch is also offered on Sunday mornings.  Houses are comfortably furnished with shared common areas and activities for the students, and time is allocated each day for sporting practices and study and prep work to be completed. 

Throughout the year we offer a programme of weekend activities which give our Boarders new experiences and opportunities for learning, adventure and fun. Students who are boarding over the weekend take part in these activities unless they have another College commitment.

All Boarders attend two designated Chapel services per week. Another special evening Chapel service which parents and guardians are also welcomed to attend is held once per each term on a Sunday evening.  

 For more information about Boarding at King’s College, please get in touch.

Contact our Head of Admissions