St Peter’s, Cambridge provides quality boarding facilities and homestays for our international students.
Most of our international students live on site in our boarding houses along with students from all over New Zealand. St Peter’s has over 400 boarding students. There are eight boarding houses: four for girls, and four for boys. Each boarding house caters for a particular age-group. The boarding houses at St Peter’s are comfortable and modern, and most students will have their own room or cubicle. They have a common room set up with sofas, computers, a television and a small kitchen. Supervision and support is provided by house directors, house assistants and house matrons. Every boarding house has a scheduled homework time that is supervised. Boarding students have their meals in the dining hall, and they are joined by the day students for lunch each day. Boarders also have access to the library, computer suites, and other facilities after school hours. Read more about boarding at St Peter’s by following the link below:
A small number of our international students live with New Zealand families in homestays. Homestay families are carefully chosen and vetted by the school and they need to meet a strict criteria. They are selected and monitored according to the rules in our Code of Practice. Homestay students travel to school on the school buses along with day students. Additional homestay families provide accommodation for international students during school holidays and on the eight leave weekends a year.
A typical day for boarding students:
The routine is similar to the rest of the week but without classes. Most students have sport or extracurricular activities. Leave is available once extracurricular activities have finished.
Students can sleep in until 10:00am. The day is free, with time for optional activities such as house outings, movies and shopping trips. On some Sunday evenings, boarding students attend Chapel services.
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