All three St Margaret’s College boarding houses are on campus, ensuring a safe and secure environment for the girls. The houses are arranged into year groups and tailored to the specific needs of each developmental stage. They are named after key elements of the school’s rich heritage which spans over 110 years. Julius House is named after the school’s founder, Bishop Julius. Kilburn House acknowledges the Kilburn Sisters who first ran the school and Cranmer is in recognition of the school’s original site in Cranmer Square.
When school finishes at the end of each day, the boarding houses come alive with the sound of many voices and laughter and because they are on campus, those who choose to do co-curricular and after-school activities can attend with ease.
Julius House (Years 7 – 10)
Julius House was custom-built for our youngest boarders and is where they enjoy a structured and nurturing environment to help an easy transition from home to boarding. The two-storeyed building is in two wings with rooms allocated according to year groups. Each girl has her own space within a large room of 18 cubicles opening onto a communal corridor, providing them with privacy while still making it easy to be social with the other girls. The cosy common room with kitchen is where they congregate for afternoon tea, movie nights and even baking at weekends.
Kilburn House (Years 11-12)
Kilburn House is a heritage building and its beautiful villa architecture sets it out as one of the original building on campus. Its layout is just like home with bedrooms for one, two three or four girls. The new common room opens out onto a sunny courtyard and is a great communal space for the girls to socialise. In Kilburn, the girls step up in responsibility, building on the skills they learned in Julius, and contributing to the community as senior boarders.
Cranmer House (Year 13)
Cranmer House offers motel-style independent living for our Year 13 girls. With two to five to a unit, they have more freedom to help them develop life skills and become motivated, self-managed young women, all in a safe environment, before they head out into the world.