Distance, location, educational choices and religious environments are all choices when
sending your child to boarding school. The reasons can be many and varied and choosing
the right boarding school for your child can offer wonderful opportunities. Most often,
parents place children in boarding school because there is no Catholic school or even State
High school within a reasonable distance that offer the education that parents are looking
for their child, or sometimes the child or family may be lacking something that boarding
school can help develop.
Our Hostels, Mother Teresa and Francis Douglas House are modern, busy, vibrant and
stimulating places, boarding offer great experiences for any child and the chance to
meet new people, experience new cultures and make new friends.
Being in Nelson and at Garin College offers greater opportunities to be involved in
school-based, after-school and weekend activities. Nelson has a great environment
and is blessed with not only great sporting, recreation and extra-curricular opportunities
but being here in Tasman bay we have wonderful beaches, safe rivers and in the winter
we try to get to the ski field at least once. For students who get fully involved, boarding is
great fun and very rewarding. A busy boarder is a happy boarder.