Ad Astra Hostel is the boarding facility for Whanganui Girls’ College. It is operated by Whanganui Girls’ College and is managed by Rochelle Howard.
Ad Astra Hostel offers care and accommodation for up to 120 girls. The communal nature of boarding life necessitates the establishment of certain rules and procedures to ensure the provision of the best care possible for the girls in their charge and the smooth operation of the household.
The overarching aim of the hostel is to provide a secure and caring environment in which the girls will grow and develop academically, socially, physically and morally.
Life in Ad Astra Hostel complements the broad principles of Whanganui Girls’ College, where we aim to provide the best education, ensuring each girl reaches her potential and is prepared for the multitude of challenges and opportunities which life presents. Ad Astra Hostel life encourages high standards and provides a positive environment for academic studies. There are also varied opportunities to participate in sport and many other co-curricular activities.
The Ad Astra staff and current boarders look forward to welcoming the new boarders and their families into our community. We are confident you will find the association between Whanganui Girls’ College and the Ad Astra Hostel a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
All prospective students and their families are encouraged to contact us to make a time to visit the College (and Ad Astra Hostel) to see the facilities and the school in action.
All new enrolments should complete an application form and are required to meet with the Principal before final acceptance of the enrolment.
You are able to print off this form, fill it in and bring it with you to the enrolment interview:
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