Gilmour House will provide a safe, structured, caring environment for boarders whilst they pursue academic excellence at St John’s Girls’ School.
Gilmour House a lovely old double storied house, and home to the boarders, was originally the Gilmour family home. The building is centrally situated in the school grounds and is surrounded by lovely gardens and many large trees.
The boarding house was formally named Gilmour House in 1979 by Mrs Joyce Colton (nee Gilmour) in memory of her family.
Up to 14 girls can board at Gilmour House, Monday to Friday, supervised by a hostel manager and two house mistresses. The house mistresses commence their duties at 5.30pm each evening and live in.
The girls are very busy after school. Many play sport in school teams as well as pursuing other interests such as swimming lessons/club, music, speech or tennis lessons.
When they are not involved in activities, they amuse themselves. It is lovely to hear their laughter as they play together in the grounds after school.