Meet the Boarding Team

The Boarding Team is committed to providing a safe and supportive culture and encouraging our boarders to live a life filled with rich experiences, strong fellowship and memories to last a lifetime.

Meet our Boarding Team

  • Director of Boarding

    Mr Chris van Styn

    Responsible for Boarding overall

    “What sets us apart? Trust is the basis of our boarding community at Grammar.”

    Director of Boarding

    Mr Chris van Styn

  • Head of Wigan House

    Mr Brendan Gilbert

    Boys' Boarding House, Years 7 to 12

    “Boarding at Ballarat Grammar provides a platform for supporting and guiding students on their journey into adulthood and grants opportunities for students to explore their moral compass. Their understanding and experience of such values as integrity, care for others and citizenship will guide them through a lifetime of change. “

    Head of Wigan House

    Mr Brendan Gilbert

  • Head of Woodbridge House

    Ms Alana Murdoch

    Girls' Boarding House, Years 10 to 12

    Alana is supported in the role by her husband Sam.

    “I want our boarders to get involved in all aspects of school life.”

    Head of Woodbridge House

    Ms Alana Murdoch

  • Head of Larritt House

    Mrs Rachael Williams

    "There is a genuine warmth within this community. People truly care about and support one another."

    Head of Larritt House

    Mrs Rachael Williams

  • Head of Dart House

    Mr Graham Hislop

    “Our inclusive boarding community provides an excellent basis for building resilient and independent young people.”

    Head of Dart House

    Mr Graham Hislop

  • Head of Hayhoe House

    Mrs Cass Peace

    “Boarding gives students an opportunity like no other; a place where they are independently able to discover their values and morals amongst a family of friends.”

    Head of Hayhoe House

    Mrs Cass Peace