It’s here… Our Summer Series of Destination Boarding the podcast. Each week right through the summer school holidays (kicking off with a head start this week) we’ll be having short chats with the boarders themselves.
We are often asked how we select our students for this series. Well, it’s quite simple… Each year we produce the Australian Boarding Schools Summit, an online event just for families of boarders where we discuss all things boarding. There are a number of schools from across Australia that partner with us to cover the costs of producing around 3.5 hours of content that you can watch on demand throughout the year.
Each of those schools are asked to nominate one of their boarders for us to speak with about settling into boarding school. Around half of our partner schools are represented in this series.
Today we hear from Chavela Ellis a boarder at Canberra Grammar School. Chavela is from Queanbeyan and headed off to boarding school in Year 8.
This is our second annual Summer Series “Nailing Homesickness” and this year Amanda chats with boarders from across Australia, all the while she’s on a mission to help our new boarders for 2024 feel that little bit more confident about heading off.
“I ask the students the same 6 questions for each interview and you’ll hear that each of their insights are different,” Amanda said.
“The boarders I get to talk with offer such wise and heartfelt tips about how to cope with the feelings of homesickness along with advice on settling in at your new boarding school. Who better to talk to than the boarders themselves!”
We would love you to share our Summer Series with any new boarders in your world. And if you enjoy the podcast please help us grow our listener base by following, liking and rating.
We hope you and your family enjoy our Summer Series and if you happen to have a new boarder in your household we wish you all the very best of years ahead.