For Canberra Grammar School’s head of boarding, Gareth Downey: “Boarding allows students to develop their independence, to develop a lifelong set of friends as part of a unique community, and to do this while surrounded by residential and development care, dedicated pastoral care staff, student services and international student support.”
“While managing the community is important, the recognition of individuals and their need to be cared for differently has been a major development.” Turner agrees. “Modern boarding is now and into the future all about the training of boarding staff to understand students’ needs and welfare issues, staying ahead or in line with the social trends and legal requirements,” she says. “Boarding is just as involved in the education of students as the day school is because we are educating them on life skills. Standards are in place across Australia for all boarding schools to ensure that boarding into the future will develop into a holistic aspect of the school.”
Roger Water's father left to go fight in World War II and was killed when Roger was only five months old. So Roger never got to have any memories of his father, he just has photos of him. That put a brick in his wall. Which is one of the reasons it caused Roger to shut him self off from the world and isolate himself.