Why choose Boarding at Garin College?

  • Small Community base Catholic hostels, only 28 in each house
  • Trainer supervisors with less than 1:20 boarders to staff ratios
  • Twin share accommodation in a modern family style home
  • Great pass rates; we expect 100%
  • Busy-on the go every day

Distance, location, educational choices and religious environments are all choices when sending your child to boarding school. The reasons can be many and varied and choosing the right boarding school for your child can offer wonderful opportunities. Most often, parents place children in boarding school because there is no Catholic school or even State High school within a reasonable distance that offer the education that parents are looking for their child, or sometimes the child or family may be lacking something that boarding school can help develop. Our Hostels, Mother Teresa and Francis Douglas House are modern, busy, vibrant and stimulating places, boarding offer great experiences for any child and the chance to meet new people, experience new cultures and make new friends. Being in Nelson and at Garin College offers greater opportunities to be involved in school-based, after-school and weekend activities. Nelson has a great environment and is blessed with not only great sporting, recreation and extra-curricular opportunities but being here in Tasman bay we have wonderful beaches, safe rivers and in the winter we try to get to the ski field at least once. For students who get fully involved, boarding is great fun and very rewarding. A busy boarder is a happy boarder.

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Boarding Manager: Robert Booth


Tel: + 64 3 543 9488 / Fax: + 64 3 543 9489

Mobile: 0276 544 835

Garin College, Champion Road,

Richmond, Nelson

New Zealand

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