Mount Erin Boarding House: A Home Away From Home
Mount Erin Boarding House provides residential care for girls and boys attending Kildare Catholic College and Mater Dei Catholic College. Mount Erin Boarding House is a weekday boarding facility for students in Years 7 – 12.
For transport to and from home each weekend, there are four boarders’ bus runs travelling via Adelong to Tumut, via Temora and West Wyalong to Lake Cargelligo and via Darlington Point to Griffith. This allows students from these areas to continue their Catholic education through to Year 12. There is also transport available on normal school buses to the following areas: Lockhart, Galore, The Rock, Gundagai, Junee, Tarcutta, Coolamon, etc. Boarding students are able to avoid lengthy daily bus trips, enjoy the benefits of a Catholic education in a safe and caring environment without sacrificing their family life at home.
While priority is given to students from rural areas, in particular those who do not have an opportunity for Catholic education, consideration is also given to students whose day includes a lengthy bus journey. It is possible for students of other faiths to be accepted as boarders. Such students will be expected to attend religious education classes and participate in the spiritual life of the College and Boarding School.
With a strong emphasis on pastoral care, the team at Mount Erin, do all that is possible to make the students’ time a happy and positive experience and to provide a climate in which they can strive to reach their full potential.
There are periods of supervised study each evening and with tutors on hand to assist students with their homework and assignments. The Kildare Catholic College Resource Centre is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm each weekday and may be accessed by all boarders.
During the school week boarding students are able to attend music lessons, orchestra practice, sport and sports training, practices for school productions and so on. The boarding students also enjoy the use of school facilities such as the swimming pool, tennis and netball courts and so on.
Being a large regional centre, Wagga has a lot to offer the rural student. With Charles Sturt University and the Riverina Institute of TAFE, these rural students are able to go on to further education where there is already a network of friends and in a city that is familiar to them.
- Boarding Years Offered
- 7 - 12 Co-ed
- School Years Offered
- 7 - 12 Co-ed
- Number of Boarders
- Number of Day Students
- Number of Girls
- Number of Boys
- Religious Affiliation
- Tuition Only
- From $4,800 per year
- Boarding Only
- From $15,000 per year
- Sibling Discount
- For Tuition only. Discount starts from 20% for the 2nd Child onwards.
- Indigenous Scholarship Programme
- International Baccalaureate
- CRICOS provider
(Full Fee Paying Overseas Students)
Open Day Dates
- Every day is Open Day for prospective boarding families.