Learning in Residence is an innovative, holistic program open to students in Years 9 to 12 from across Australia and abroad. From the courses on offer to the architecture and location of the facility, everything has been designed to enhance student learning in a safe and supportive environment.

The boarding program at Wesley builds on more than a century of success in residential learning. It provides a contemporary, inclusive and coeducational program designed for students of today.

A diverse curriculum

Wesley is renowned for its strong academic outcomes and exceptional learning experiences. Boarders choose from a range of educational pathways and are supported by a schedule of evening and weekend programs.

All students complete the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program in Year 9 and 10, before choosing from other educational pathways for their final years:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) / Vocational Educational Training (VET)

Learn more about Senior School

Our boarders are active in all areas of school life, and make full use of the breadth and quality of the extensive cocurricular programs including sport, music, performing arts as well as student clubs, committees and leadership opportunities.

Meet our boarders video
Meet our boarders: Taylah, Lok, Alison and Julius
Academic support

Wesley boarding academic supportAn evening of structured academic extension helps students consolidate what they have learnt that day. Small group tutorials and individual learning assistance provided by expert mentors and experienced College teaching staff also supports students in completing homework and assignments.

Regular communication with and between the students, their teachers and the Learning in Residence staff means that academic, social and emotional wellbeing is supported inside and outside the classroom.

From 7pm each evening, Learning in Residence becomes a quiet zone, providing an environment suitable for focused study in the senior years.

Residential curriculum

The residential curriculum offered after school and on weekends is a comprehensive program that support students'  intellectual, social and physical development.  Structured evening program covers employment preparation and career coaching, life skills, community service, leadership, physical health and fitness and holistic wellbeing.

One aspect of the residential curriculum focuses explicitly on developing skills for the future, with students participating in certificate courses and workshops for resume writing, safe handling of food, First Aid, power tools workshops as well as swimming and driving skills.

Weekend boarding activitites

Boarders engage in community service, taking action to support a fairer and more inclusive society supporting charities such as Ronald McDonald House Charities and assisting with revegetation of local areas.

After the end of a busy school week, students unwind with games and activities which commence on Friday nights and continue throughout the weekend. This includes compulsory Saturday morning sport with day students and recreational activities such as cultural excursions around Melbourne, festivals and events, games nights, quizzes, school socials, cinema screenings and karaoke.

Boarding options

There are two boarding options available: full-time boarding (Mon to Sun) during term time and weekly boarding (Mon to Fri). Weekly boarding is subject to the discretion of the Head of Campus and Head of Boarding/Learning in Residence.  Please speak with the admissions team for further information.

Meet the team

To organise a private tour of the facilities and meet the head of boarding, please contact the Glen Waverley Admissions office on +61 3 8102 6508 or email gw.admissions@wesleycollege.edu.au.

Virtual Tour

Register to take a virtual tour of the boarding houses.  Register For Virtual Tour

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