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

“It is a privilege to warmly welcome you to boarding at Kincoppal – Rose Bay School of the Sacred Heart. Boarding is a valuable opportunity to discover more about yourself and develop meaningful connections with others. This is typified in the Goals of Sacred Heart Education that direct our boarding mission. Each girl who enters the KRB community is encouraged to discover the array of her gifts and talents and to participate fully in the myriad opportunities afforded her in her time here.

The experience of boarding is happy and rewarding when it is underpinned by the personalised care and support of KRB boarding staff and students and your willingness and enthusiasm. The boarding experience is built on a unique and trusting partnership that fosters not only personal reward for each girl but also a community that is characterised by consideration and respect for others, good manners, collaboration and shared responsibility.

It is important that all boarders and their parents and guardians understand that developing ‘community’ is a key function of a residential community.

We hope that each girl will accept the responsibility of developing her talents and contribute to building a strong boarding community at KRB.”

Anne-Maree Bennett

Director of Boarding

Cultural Diversity

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.

History and Foundations

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. 

Boarding Applications

Applications are now open for 2022 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 & Bursaries available to current and prospective boarding families.

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Apply to Enrol

We encourage parents to enrol their children as early as possible and we accept applications any time after birth.

Information Sessions

Our KRB information sessions are the perfect opportunity to hear directly from the KRB Principal and other members of our community through a Q&A with a KRB student, staff or parent.