Boarding at KRB
Boarding at KRB
Kincoppal-Rose Bay is known for its vibrant and welcoming boarding community of more than 150 girls in Years 7-12.
Students from rural, regional and international locations all converge on our tranquil harbourside campus and call our seven hectare site their home away from home. We offer a close-knit and nurturing community that will become like your daughter’s second family.
KRB boarding students have a strong presence in every aspect of school life including academic pursuits, sports and leadership. Each and every girl is known, cared for and encouraged to develop through their personal and academic pursuits.
Welcome to KRB Boarding
We encourage parents to enrol their children as early as possible and we accept applications any time after birth. Find out more about our five step enrolment parents for prospective students.
The KRB Boarding Experience
Why KRB Boarding
- Cultural Diversity
- History and Foundations
- Boarding Applications
There is no typical KRB boarder. Our girls come from all parts of Australia and around the world. No matter whether they are joining us from abroad, from rural NSW or even from Sydney, our community promotes tolerance, trust, friendliness, independence and respect.
We are proud of the diversity in cultural backgrounds that our girls bring to KRB boarding. We offer many opportunities to mix, relate and gain understanding of the different cultures that make up our community.
Our boarders have the unique experience of being part of a global community that embraces differences and celebrates the uniqueness of individuals. They have the chance to develop a wider understanding of others and the world in which they live. These formative experiences will help to define the values and character they will take with them well beyond their school years.
On the 23rd June, 1882, when the five foundresses moved to Claremont, the journey to Rose Bay Convent was very different to the trip our KRB students take today. It involved travelling by foot, or horse and carriage, up a partially paved winding hill, along a dirt track and then through a white wooden gate.
At the time, Claremont was one of only five houses on the peninsula. Due to the distance and difficulty of the travel, the first eight students who commenced at Rose Bay Convent were all boarders.
The daily routine of the 1880s is a world away from the experience of our present day boarders. The strict regime involved prayers in the morning and evening, five hours of classes, two hours of study, 1.5 hours of needlework, 40 minutes of writing, two hours of recreation in short breaks and nine hours of sleep.
As our new boarders drive up New South Head Road for the first time and drive through our impressive main gates, to the magnificent buildings and wonderful views inside, they will experience a very different lifestyle to that of the original eight pupils.
Applications are now open for 2024 enrolments.
You can request a tour of the school and the boarding facilities on campus or virtually by contacting our Admissions Office.
At times, current and prospective city students may be considered for a boarding place.
Find out more about our means-tested boarding and tuition Scholarships and Bursaries available to current and prospective boarding families.