Just 15 minutes from Adelaide's CBD and nestled in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, Rostrevor College gives boarders a sense of home whilst being a stone's 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 70 students from all corners of the state, and throughout Australia.

Duggan House - His Home Away From Home

The boarding community at Rostrevor, like the College itself, adopts a holistic approach to the care of 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. 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 supervisors who support the boys with their studies and act as mentors and full-time housemother who provides a range of support and assistance as well as our dedicated chef who keeps the boys fed with nutritious and hearty meals.

In addition to the wide range of facilities and opportunities we offer our boarders, we also accommodate the learning interests of many regional students with our agricultural and environmental studies curriculum, including our own on-campus farm and vineyard.

Our boarding house facilities include:

  • Individual bedrooms for Years 9-12
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Communal dining area
  • Living areas for relaxation - Netflix and Kayo available
  • Common rooms for indoor recreation
  • Well-equipped sickbay and first-aid room
  • Table tennis, soccer and pool tables for recreational use
  • Full access to the College campus facilities

Matt | Prefect - Head Boarder | Year 12 | Millthorpe NSW

"The thing I like most about living here is the atmosphere and the feeling of community and home. We’re all really tight knit, like brothers. Being smaller than some other boarding houses helps with that.

We have really good facilities now with the upgrades. Everyone’s really inclusive, and having supervisors and tutors who are really friendly is great. We also get to go outside and play footy all the time."

Jasch | Prefect - Aboriginal Programs | Year 12 | Darwin NT

"I’ve lived here since Year 9. The boarding house is very inclusive, we treat each other like brothers. New boys are always made to feel welcome.

The facilities are very good now, Mr Vickery has made great improvements to the Boarding House. The staff are really good, the tutors especially. Whenever you’re struggling with school work you know you can rely on them. Mr Vickery is always nice to have a chat to if you need anything or have any issues. The House mothers are always caring and helpful. The kitchen staff - especially Jules - are lovely."

Ned | Year 10 | Bordertown SA

"I like that I get to meet people from all over Australia from different areas, and it’s great to get to live with your mates. When you’ve got a bit of free time you can go out and play basketball or kick the footy.

The facilities are really good - you get your own room. The food is really good - Jules (Cook) is amazing! The staff are great. They’re always there to talk to if you need them, and they make sure I’m up for school and in bed on time."


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 Christian Brothers College on 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 from the 1950s to the 1980s. In 1984, boarding was closed at Rostrevor and re-opened with a new, state-of-the-art building in 1991. Boarding was once again refurbished between 2020 and 2021, resulting in what is today a modern and relaxing living space for Rostrevor's boarders. 


Glen Stuart Rd Woodforde Sa 5072 Australia


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