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Boarding Program

The Bodwell Dormitory is a diverse community that provides a safe, active and inclusive environment where residents strengthen their life skills in order to succeed in school and mature into responsible global citizens.
     – Bodwell Dormitory Mission Statement –

 

BOARDING – Support & Engagement

 

Through dormitory living, students experience personal growth and civic development. They learn self-discipline and develop confidence in their own identity. Becoming curious about a wider world, they are inspired to serve others.

In a secure environment, students are regularly supervised. Medical care is available whenever needed. Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are strictly prohibited. Detailed procedures are in place to handle emergencies.

 

Dormitory students benefit from an orderly and structured program which also leaves time to relax. Boarders speak English regularly and develop friendships with fellow students from different cultures. They learn proper ways to deal with differences and resolve conflicts. Each student is respected and learns to respect others.

 

Boys and girls live in separate halls on different floors and wings. In each hall there is a student lounge equipped with a kitchenette, along with common bathrooms, laundry machines, and luggage storage. A staff suite is located in each hall to allow close supervision. All bedrooms have breathtaking views of either the waterfront or the mountains. Bedrooms are mainly double and triple capacity. Housekeepers look after cleaning and replacement of beddings while a Matron delivers their school uniforms for dry-cleaning.

Students have easy access to school amenities including the gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, outdoor playground and tennis court, music room, movie theatre, and cafeteria. Healthy multicultural cuisine is served daily throughout the year.

 

LIVING TOGETHER – All the World in a Dorm

 

Dormitory living allows young people from across the globe to contribute to a genuine community of diversity. To facilitate cross-cultural friendships, we make every effort to encourage students of different languages to share a bedroom.

The dormitory is made up of six Halls, each run by a live-in Hall Advisor who acts as a dormitory parent, looking after the needs and safety of each student. Hall Advisors come with professional backgrounds such as teaching, social work, and
counselling, and with a passion to work with youth to create a home environment. Together with students, they develop a hall identity through activities such as weekly meetings and monthly birthday parties.

 

To promote a sense of community, we organize customary events like Family Dinner and Dorm Olympics. On weekends, there are free, supervised outings to famous attractions such as Whistler, or for fun activities such as bowling. Additionally,
students may choose to participate in a variety of club activities, ranging from hiphop dance and yoga and to guitar lessons and cooking. Throughout the week, they may join in gymnasium sports, movie nights, or other drop-in activities.

 

Each weekday evening, all students must engage in a 90-minute study time with the support of certified teachers. Attendance and productivity marks are given daily and form part of students’ monthly evaluation report, which also details performances in curfew, hygiene, and participation in activities.

 

The Dorm Prefect is an honoured and well-respected role assigned to students with demonstrated leadership. Prefects assist in dormitory routines and activities.

 

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