Duggan Boarding House
2017 Head Boarder, Hugh Walker (Centre) with (L-R): Craig Walker, Eugene Evans (Head of Boarding), Damian Messer (Principal) and Donnamarie Walker
Being just 15 minutes from Adelaide's CBD gives boarders a sense of home whilst being a stones throw away from a world of opportunities. With an unrivalled outlook across the ovals to the hills, Duggan House acts as a 'home away from home' for around 90 students from all corners of the state, throughout Australia and across the globe.
The boarding community at Rostrevor, like the College itself, adopts a holistic approach to the care of the boys. Whilst we take every effort to ensure that academic and co-curricular opportunities are maximised, we also have a mind for the spiritual side of their development. As we believe that a valuable part of our role here in Duggan House is to ensure that boys have the chance to learn from their experiences and to grow into young men. We constantly encourage them to be the best they can be and do the best they can do with the talents they have.The boys are given the best care possible thanks to our dedicated chef who keeps the boys fed with nutritious and hearty meals, our supervisors who support the boys with their studies and act as mentors and full-time housemother who provides a range of support and assistance.
In addition to the wide range of facilities and opportunities we offer our boarders through the boarding house, we also accommodate the learning interests of many regional students with our agricultural and environmental studies curriculum, including our own on-campus farm and environmental centre, aquaculture facility and vineyard.Our boarding house facilities also include:
Semi -divided bedrooms for Years 7-9Individaul bedrooms for Years 10-12
Fully equipped kitchenCommunal dining area
Laundry facilitiesLiving rooms with television and Foxtel
Common rooms for indoor recreationDesktop and laptop computers
Well equipped sick bay and first aid roomPool, table tennis and soccer tables for recreational use
HistoryRostrevor College has a history of boarding students from rural and remote areas dating back to 1923. In fact, the College was founded to take boarding students from CBC Wakefield Street, which could no longer adequately cater for the increasing number of boys who wanted to board.
Duggan House, was named after Matron Monica Duggan who was Matron at the College for over 30 years until the 1980's. In 1984 boarding was closed at Rostrevor but re-opened with a new, state-of-the-art building in 1991. In 2008 extensions were built which increased the capacity of the building from 77 boys to 90.