Year 11 Boarder Adelaide Haddrill from Naradhan NSW was elected as the Head Boarder at Kincoppal-Rose Bay School in Sydney. This prestigious leadership position is allocated to one student each year and comes with the responsibility of representing the boarding community throughout the school.
“Through my time in leadership at Kincoppal-Rose Bay, I strive to set a good example and be an inspirational role model, approachable to all students across the school so I can voice any concerns that they may have. I feel it is important to provide people with a sense of belonging and a feeling of security when away from home living in a boarding house.”
– Adelaide Haddrill
Adelaide started boarding at Kincoppal-Rose Bay in 2017 and has really excelled during her time living in the city as it has allowed her to experience a range of new opportunities and experiences. There are so many activities available to KRB boarders. They have access to all the sporting facilities at KRB, including the pool, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor stadiums as well as all sporting equipment. They are also encouraged to attend regular excursions to different activities around Sydney such as football games, beach visits, harbour kayaking and one of the yearly favourites – attending the VIVID light festival during winter.
Students in Sydney also have a range of academic opportunities available to them, whether it be language programs, music lessons, and even extra events such as the STEM robotics challenge. These programs allow boarders to explore new experiences to find out where their personal interests lie, to be then be guided to achieve their full potential. This is what the KRB experience is all about.
Being a boarder in Sydney has also allowed Adelaide to “gain an appreciation for family time” when she returns home during term break. “I have really learnt to cherish and take full advantage of the time we do spend together whether its small things such as eating mums’ home-cooked meals or going water skiing in the summer.”
The KRB Boarding experience creates a home away from home where students are safe, happy, and challenged to achieve their best. We look forward to seeing how Adelaide can excel in her next challenge at KRB as Head Boarder and look forward to seeing the positive impact she will make for herself, her peers, and the wider school community.