We’re off to a great start for 2024!
How has your year begun ? Hopefully gently, and maybe even a get away to the coast ? Thinking of any of you affected by flooding and storms which have cast a big shadow over the new year for some of our Victorian and Queensland families.
We’re back ‘on air’ with Destination Boarding and launched 2024 with Humans of Agriculture head honcho and champion of rural Australia, Oli Le Lievre. Link below – it’s a great chat.
The Summer Series, ‘Nailing Homesickness’is still rolling out and there’s some really heartwarming tips and tricks from boarders who have managed to overcome the struggles of settling in to boarding school.
Speaking of heading off, many of you (or your friends) will be beginning to plan the farewell for your new boarder and with that we’ve got a few links below that may help you over the next couple of weeks.
Wishing you and your boarders all the very best for the coming year and we really hope that our resources continue to provide support to our new families, and our families that have been with us for a while.
Do you know of a super duper kid with personality plus ? We’re looking for our first ever Junior Ambassadors – one boy and one girl, Primary school Years 4,5 or 6. They’ll be the face of BSEA as we retire my poor suffering son Ollie (who is now 22 and all grown up)! All the details are on our socials – share with a friend who has a child you think would be perfect.
Oh before I duck off for the afternoon….. have you got a connection with a Victorian or South Australian Boarding School ? If you have, we are launching a dedicated Expo event this year for Victorian and SA schools in Mildura and would love you to wield your influence by encouraging them to join our Boarding Schools Expo family! The more the merrier at our events, and of course it’s just so important for our boarding schools to come and meet families closer to the places they call home.
WE’RE BACK FOR YOU IN 2024
Our Ultimate Packing List for Boarding School
19 years of connecting with families and schools and we’ve got it all here in one place just for you. Includes packing guide, tips for weekend visits, staying connected and even luggage suggestions.
DESTINATION BOARDING THE PODCAST
Kicking off 2024 with the inspiring Oli Le Lievre
He’s a pretty big deal in rural Australia, founder and creative guru behind the other great podcast, Humans of Agriculture. Amanda flipped the mic on Oli to discover his story from city to country.
DO YOU HAVE A BRAND NEW BOARDER LEAVING THE NEST?
Summer Series About Nailing Homesickness
Join our Summer Series: Nailing Homesickness on Destination Boarding’s podcast. Four episodes up already with new ones released weekly discussing homesickness and settling into boarding
school for 2024 newcomers. Here’s a link to St Catherine’s Sydney boarder Lucy Hall’s chat
Here are the things we’re loving right now… January Summertime edition.
FEET UP AND READING
If you’re putting your feet up this month then flick the pages on this one..
Chris Hammer delivers again with this dedicated page turner set in the Riverina district of NSW – fictional town that I can’t remember how to spell!
From the author of Scrublands, here’s his latest squiz’ into a fictionalised version of rural Aus. Enjoy.
FEET UP AND WATCHING
Netflix: Fool Me Once
Ok, ok, confession… basically binged this and [LOVED IT ! Guessing almost to the end…. I pride myself on figuring out the plot twist early and Fool Me Once let me keep my good track record here – it’s the ‘why behind the twist that surprised this seasoned sleuth. So so good.
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A ROWING ‘TRAGIC’ TO
LOVE THIS STORY
The Boys In The Boat
Look, I didn’t have one single child that ever took a seat in a boat but let me tell you, when I read this book a quite few years ago now, I absolutely bribed the last one to start rowing.
(Spoiler alert: he remained firmly on terra firma with rugby boots on) Based on an incredible true story I will be racing to the cinema as soon as I hit the coast.
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