Living and learning

Welcoming local, rural and international students, Learning in Residence reflects the diversity upon which Wesley is built.

Students learn how to relate across cultures, instilling a unique world-view that will serve them throughout life.

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Learning in residence lounge room


Learning in Residence is a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment, providing boarders with a home away from home.

Our holistic model of care is delivered by dedicated team of mentors, academic supervisors and teachers, registered nurses, medical practitioners, counsellors, psychologists and allied health service professionals.

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Male international student talking to a student mentor


The Learning in Residence leadership team have strong pastoral care values, vast experience in boarding school environments and a commitment to the ongoing development and support of every boarder.

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Learning in Residence leadership team


Learning in Residence differs from most traditional dormitory environments.

Wesley’s contemporary and beautifully designed facilities cater to a vibrant population of over 80 boarders, providing the optimal mix of privacy and communal space.

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History of boarding

Boarding is an enduring element of Wesley’s DNA. It began in 1866, when Wesley College opened its doors for the first time.

Our first student, Freddie Binks, was also our first boarder, and he was followed by many generations of boarders who forged lifelong friendships.

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Boarders playing in the yard of Wesley College

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