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Community Consultation process for the appointment of new Rostrevor College Principal

Mar 06 2017
    Following the appointment of Mr Simon Dash as Principal of Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay, Edmund Rice Education Au...

Staff Professional Development Day

Jan 25 2017
Please note: The College Front Office will be closed for a Staff Professional Development Day on Friday, 27 January 2017.  The Office w...

2017 Return to School - Important Information

Jan 20 2017
  As the start of the School year comes closer, we have some reminders about the first 2 days of school.  Information follows: ...

2016 SACE Results

Dec 20 2016
  Click Here - 2016 SACE Results 2016 SACE RESULTS Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2016 and College Dux Christian Pi...

Commencement of remediation and earthworks on stage 1 & 2 Glen Stuart Road

Oct 18 2016
Dear College Community, Please find below a link to a letter from Starfish Developments regarding commencement of remediation and earthworks...

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 7-9

Individaul bedrooms for Years 10-12

Fully equipped kitchen

Communal dining area

Laundry facilities

Living rooms with television and Foxtel

Common rooms for indoor recreation

Desktop and laptop computers

Well equipped sick bay and first aid room

Pool, table tennis and soccer tables for recreational use

Prayer room.


Rostrevor 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.  


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