Here are questions that we are commonly asked about boarding at St Benedict’s. If there is anything you would like to know that isn’t covered, please contact our Head of Boarding Mr Bobbie Vas, email@example.com.
Boys leave the house on the Friday by 6pm. Exceptions are made for compulsory school activities on the Friday evening and Saturday morning. The boys have the option of returning to school either on the Sunday between 5pm-8pm or on the Monday morning before school. Boys are expected to leave and return in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM. Boys are expected to sign out in a register when they leave the property.
Before the boys can go on “leave out”, with other family or friends, Mr Vas must have the parent’s permission in writing. A telephone call is not sufficient. If there are any delays in the boys return, please let the staff know.
Security And Valuables
Community living dictates that sensible security measures should be applied. We recommend that you note details of all valuable items and insure the items where appropriate. The Boarding House insurance policy does not cover your property. Each boy will be provided with a locker but must provide his own padlock. A lockable metal trunk is required and all possessions must be clearly marked.
The Boarding House is fully equipped with Wi-Fi from 5:00-22:00 every day. All boys are required to have their own device for every day schooling and are able to connect to this Wi-Fi. There is a computer lab in the Boarding House which allows boys to use school computers for research and homework.
Boys are allowed to have cellphones in the house, but these are strictly for use during their free time and in a private place. They must be switched off during prep, assemblies, meals and after lights out. These phones are their responsibility and the Boarding House will not be held liable for any loss or damage. Abuse of this privilege will result in sanctions.
There is a vending machine in the boarding house. You are encouraged to limit the amount of spending money your son is given.
Boarders are only allowed to have cars in school with permission from the Head of Boarding. Car keys will be kept by the Head of Boarding. Lifts in cars driven by other scholars are NOT allowed unless permission has been given by you in writing to the Housemaster.
A Registered Nurse, Sister Sandy Kohler, is available each morning between 5:00 am – 8:30am. Please ensure that you communicate any health concerns directly to her on 082 455 5227.
Laundry will not be done at the boarding house. A private company has been awarded the contract to service the boarding house and the cost of the laundry will be for the parents’ account. Twice a week (Tuesday & Thursday), clothes will be collected from the Boarding House for washing and then returned to the house within two days. It is essential that all clothes have name tapes sewn on to them.
School uniform (Summer & Winter), PE kit and Boarders’ kit is the only clothing allowed in boys’ lockers. Bishop Grandin House boarding kit can be purchased at Edendale Outfitters, Edenvale.
Please download and complete the applicable leave form. Termly boarder, required for termly boarders to exit the boarding house. Weekly border required for weekly boarders to remain in the boarding house over the course of a weekend. Casual leave, boys taking extended afternoon leave and/or making use of public transport.
Bishop Grandin House
Mr Bobbie Vas – Head of Boarding
Frank Masiya – Catering manager
Mrs Sandy Kohler – Nursing Sister
Mr Sam Mathye
Mr Zweli Ntombela
Mr Malcolm Chadwick
Mr Darryn Roff
Mr Diale Mabitsela
Mr Cornel Fredricks
Mr Richard Kubeka
Harcus Road, Bedfordview, Gauteng Private Bag 15, Bedfordview, 2008