Boarding is a “home-from-home” experience for seventy percent of Treverton Collegians. House parents provide the sound and reasonable discipline that teenagers require, loving parent-like support, and a sounding board for the fun-filled activities and socialising.
Fostering a Family Spirit
Camaraderie and family spirit are fostered in each house.
The individual’s unique strengths and dignity are fiercely protected and life skills like self-management and independence are fostered through the rules, “parenting” and mentoring systems.
Newcomers find themselves quickly embraced in the welcoming environment through loving, approachable, prayerful and experienced “mothering” and “fathering” that houseparents provide.
Boarders are free to attend in-house Bible studies.
There is ample opportunity to mix socially during the school day, free time and at school events.
Initiation ceremonies are not allowed.
Girls are accommodated in two boarding houses : Trew and Lind.
Each house is home to roughly 60 girls from Grade 8 to Matric and is overseen by a resident housemother who is assisted by a Head of House and floor prefects.
All girls have their own rooms equipped with built-in cupboards and desks.
Boys have three boarding houses – Campbell, Jonsson and Harland – each catering for 55 boys from Grade 8 to Matric.
Each house has a housemaster, two assistant housemasters and dormitory prefects who are responsible for overseeing the well-being and daily routine of boarders.
Grades 8 to 11 share a room in pairs and Grade 12’s have their own private rooms.
Each of the five houses has a comfortable common room equipped with recreational necessities, channel-controlled DSTV and space in which to relax, socialise and “chill out”. Other home comforts are kitchenette facilities such as microwaves, fridges, urns, toasters and tumble driers and there are private baths and showers.
All the houses are serviced with regards to daily cleaning and machine-washable laundry on a weekly basis.
There are controlled-access Internet and email facilities and telephones in all of the houses.
Pupils may bring their own cell phones, laptops, cd players and ipods/mp3 players but use of these is not permitted during school hours and responsibility for/insurance of these remains with the pupil and his/her family.
Meals are served in the College dining hall and a mid-morning snack is served at school.
Available on Campus
Toiletries, airtime, stationery, tuck and sports equipment are available on campus.
Supervised weekly outings to town and periodic outings (if necessary) to the Maritzburg Mall cater for everything else.
Pocket money is handed out weekly.
A fully-equipped sickbay with an on-duty Sister caters for ailments and illnesses. Two doctors are on call and visits to dentisits, physiotherapists and specialists can be arranged.