Types of Boarding

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Many find the routine of study, after-school activities and dinner easier to handle while staying on campus, rather than travelling long distances to and from school each day. Boarding during the week and living with family on weekends is made even easier by a free bus pickup service from Northgate train station each Sunday evening.

Nudgee also offers students the option to travel home on weekends and spend time with their families. This includes access to efficient public transport to and from the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and outer Brisbane regions.

Not all boys are full-time, long-term boarders. From 2008 Nudgee College also welcomed primary age students for Years 6 and 7 into the boarding community.

Cotter Boarding House

Cotter Boarding House is located in the Larkin Wing of the Treacy Building. The Larkin Wing was named after Br Vic Larkin, the present leader of the Christian Brothers on campus. This is a vertical boarding house which currently houses 72 boarders from Years 6 to 10 all in individual rooms.

O'Brien Boarding House

O'Brien Boarding House is located on the upper floor of the Tracey Building. This is a vertical boarding house that currently houses 72 boarders from Years 8 to 10 all in individual rooms.

Murphy Boarding House

Murphy Boarding House, named after Br. D.F Murphy, offers a comfortable, easy-going atmosphere for the students and staff. Individual student rooms are designed to allow the students to study comfortably according to their individual needs with every room having cabled access to the College network and the Internet. The boarding house has the latest in audio visual entertainment along with direct access to the rejuvenated Centenary Mall offering open spaces for boys to have time to themselves.

Hodda Boarding House

Hodda House is named after Br J. G. Hodda, Principal of Nudgee from 1962 to 1967. Br Hodda was a man of energy and vision, and took on the task in the 1960s of maintenance and renewal of the Nudgee buildings. He facilitated the construction of the building itself, designed by Professor Neville Anderson of the University of New South Wales and completed in 1966 at a cost of a million pounds. Hodda House offers a comfortable, easy-going atmosphere for senior students. Student rooms are designed to allow students to study according to their needs.