Top 5 Benefits of Boarding

Rugby School Thailand
May 3, 2019

Boarding is such a unique environment; the children are away from their own homes, but they become part of a ‘family of friends’ ”

Tim Jones, House Parent of Marshall House, Rugby School Thailand

 

 

One of the most important elements of boarding is creating a place where children feel relaxed and supported, but there are also many other benefits to a positive boarding experience.

Here are our top 5 Benefits of Boarding:

 

 1. Expert pastoral guidance

In the homely environment of our boarding houses our House Parents and House Deans ensure good guidance to their boarders. This stretches from developing core values and supporting any personal issues a child might be experiencing, to strict rules on mobile and screen usage, to help children build interpersonal skills and discover new hobbies.

2. Less time commuting, more time engaging.

Everyone knows commuter hour is busy, and particularly in cities like Bangkok the journey to and from school can take up many precious hours of the day. The boarders at Rugby School Thailand cut out the commute and instead enjoy a short walk along green pathways to get to class. This means they have more time to engage – with friends, in lessons, during free play, with new hobbies.

3. Friendships for life

The friendships made in our boarding houses are incredibly strong. There is a sense of family community that comes from living together, caring for and supporting each other, and enjoying free-time together. Some of the deepest-rooted friendships develop amongst boarders.

4. A sense of independence

From the first boarding years through Prep, to the last ones in Sixth Form, we build a sense of independence in children that helps them through life. For example, children make their own bed and are encouraged to help with laundry, or with loading the dishwasher after snacks. This all contributes to our boarders leaving school with a mature attitude and prepared for the demands of university.

5. Incredible facilities in the ‘back garden’

The facilities at Rugby School Thailand become part of your home environment. This means playing fields are a back garden for boarders, and swimming in the school pools, exploring the nature trails around the grounds, and camping in the Outdoor Education Centre are regular activities. Life on campus is dynamic and inspiring, but we also take boarders to a whole host of exciting local place on weekend excursions.

 

 

 

 

If you want to find out more about boarding life at Rugby School Thailand, click here.

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