Leichhardt House is a comfortable and secure facility that allows boarders not only the opportunity to attend the highly reputable Chinchilla State High School and Chinchilla Christian College, but also to participate in school extra-curricular activities and social functions as well as community based sport, music tuition and dance etc. Eligible students may also obtain employment locally, by negotiation and with parental consent. Transport to/from all local activity/employment etc. is provided free of charge by the Hostel.
Boarders officially enter our care by signing in to the Hostel after school on Monday; and officially leave our care by signing out from the Hostel each Friday morning, before departing for school.
During the week we provide all the comforts of home in an environment where the health, wellbeing and safety of all boarders is measured and managed through a carefully planned pastoral care system, underpinned by the systems and structures (three meals and fresh lunches daily; laundering of school uniform daily; formal supervised study periods each evening; monitored and secure, fast internet access) necessary for a successful, contemporary, communal living experience.
Separate study areas for boys and girls [formal, supervised, study sessions take place each evening];
Separate junior and senior, fully solar powered, amenities in both girls and boys accommodation;
Modern lounge and dining areas [kitchen provides three meals and fresh lunches daily];
Recreation room with mirrored dance rehearsal area, pool table and relaxation area incorporating state of the art wide screen projection system for games/movie nights;
Fitness room with cardio equipment (no weights);
Covered BBQ area;
Numerous outdoor recreation areas including basketball and grassed football areas.