Djarragun College provides boarding facilities for students in Year 7 to Year 12. Boarders enrich the lives of all students by sharing their experiences and ways of life.

Rules and guidelines ensure the rights and privileges of all students are safeguarded and these help to keep our community vibrant and healthy.

Djarragun College prides itself in providing its students with a ‘home away from home’. Our dorms are all shared with a maximum of 6 students to a room. Whilst at College, our boarders are cared for by our very supportive team including Head of Boarding, a social worker and a team of boarding parents and we build a culture of family.

Boarding students are entitled to 3 sets of uniforms each year, free of charge. There are stationery packs available to purchase at College and we do encourage our students to purchase their own for use outside of school hours and for homework. The basics are supplied in class, however all students must return stationery at the end of each lesson.

Our school canteen supplies each boarder with 3 meals per day; meals are prepared by a qualified chef and are varied and nutritious. In addition, students receive a small morning and afternoon tea. Generally a supper of hot chocolate and a small bite to eat, which is brought to the dorm area, concludes the menu for the day.

 
 
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Weekend Excursions

Our boarding students participate in weekend excursions. Some of the more memorable excursions have included Townsville trips to watch the Cowboys, Mungalli Falls for a day of challenges, and trips to watch the Taipans play basketball.

 
 
 

Boarding Activities

Every school day from 3.10pm until 5pm we run Boarding activities. The purpose of these activities is to offer students a well-rounded program in areas of sport, fitness, life skills and recreation. For the first 15 minutes, students have a break from their school day and enjoy a piece of fruit and have a drink.

 
 
 

Co-Curricular Activities

Boarding also offers a range of co-curricular activities that are based on Indigenous culture (dance, music and art) as well as other co-curricular activities that include bush walking, swimming, AFL, beach volleyball, art, board games, creative dancing, Indigenous dancing, hip-hop, Zumba and a homework program.

 
 
 

Lifeskills Program

The Boarding Lifeskills Program was developed to support the pedagogical framework of Djarragun College by equipping boarders with the necessary skills required to make healthy lifestyle choices. Central to the program objective was the idea of a forming a consensus surrounding the particular biopsychosocial determinants to health, such as nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, culture, as well as healthy interpersonal relationships.