About Us

About Us

Toad Hall, a home away from home

Our newly built Toad Hall is a modern and comfortable boarding facility with spacious, airy rooms and a communal area — offering a cosy, family-style environment.  One wing of the house is dedicated to the girls and another to the boys with spacious rooms for two students.  The senior students get to enjoy the privilege of a single room.  The houses are run by dedicated house parents assisted by a male and a female nurse, who reside in the boys’ and girls’ sections respectively.

All boarders are given opportunities to contribute their views during weekly student meetings where good behaviour is rewarded by house parents.

‘Toadies’ enjoy excellent meals created by our in-house catering team.  All meals are served in the house dining room with the exception of weekday lunches, which are eaten in School.  A family-style setting is preferred for meals in Toad Hall, with the children mixing in all ages on tables and each table being joined by a staff member.

Our excellent kitchen team offer a wide array of tasty, healthy meals that cater to all the different tastes represented in the Hillcrest Boarding family — responding to the individual dietary requirements when required.

Children of all faith are encouraged to express their beliefs in an appropriate manner. Arrangements for attendance of mosque, church, synagogue or any other place of worship are made through the boarding parents.

A flexible approach to boarding

Hillcrest offers a flexible approach to boarding, with the option of flexi, weekly and full boarding to students aged 10–18 years.

  • Full boarding provides a term-long stay for students, including weekends
  • Weekly boarding runs from Monday morning to Friday afternoon and excludes the weekends
  • Flexi boarding provides an on campus stay for students that select a few nights to stay during the term.