Boarding

Boarding

Home Away from Home

Martin House accepts both weekly and full-time boarders from Reception to Grade 7

Just Like Home

The boarding establishment does not only provide shelter and nourishment to its busy little inhabitants. It is a home filled with love, friendship and respect for each other and your living surroundings.

A Healthy Routine

A structured programme ensures that the boarders become used to a routine which provides for physical, emotional, academic and social needs. We believe that children should have responsibilities and be responsible for their possessions and actions.

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

Children are accommodated in individual cubicles with shared ablutions. Each child is responsible for making his or her bed and tidy their lockers while our efficient cleaning staff take care of the general cleaning.

Say Your Prayers

In line with our Christian ethos, the day starts and ends with a prayer and we say grace at mealtimes.

Rest is Important

Free time is the highlight of the day. This time is spent in the sand, in the lush gardens or on the bicycle track. It is here where the imaginations run free and new games and friendships are born.

Raised Properly

Our boarding establishment certainly provides the environment for development of compassion, independence and here we are definitely ‘Learning for Life‘.

Outdoor Pursuits

This programme has a dual purpose. Firstly, it gives the children an opportunity to undertake challenging tasks and secondly, it keeps both their minds and bodies fit.

 

The programme includes:
  • Marathon (Pupils run 42km)

  • Cycling (Pupils cycle up to 100km)

  • Swimathon ( Pupils swim up to 250 lengths in the pool)

  • Tight lines (Pupils go fishing in the reservoir)

  • Under the stars (Pupils camp out for the night on the school field)

  • Polar bear (Pupils go for a morning dip in the middle of Winter)

  • Early morning swim (Every Thursday morning the pupils go for a morning swim)

What makes this programme unique is that none of the above pursuits are compulsory. It is up to each individual to attend which ever pursuit they wish to complete. They are awarded certificates on the completion of each pursuit. We hope that the hostel will continue to grow from strength to strength in the years to come.

Learning For Life!