Ep 47: Boarding Education

Learn about life in a boarding house from educator, parent and coach Jane Horne as she shares her experiences as the Head of Kunuwarra Boarding House at Geelong Grammar. Jane shares what it’s like to live and work in a boarding house with middle school girls. Learn how structure and routine enable student learning and the importance of blocking out time for exercise and social interaction to maintain positive feelings and functioning for educators and students alike.

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“Students are here to learn and we need to allow their curiosity and their courage and their compassion to come to the surface.”

Jane Horne

“Each time we bring in new students, there’s a change in the friendship dynamic.”

Jane Horne

“The respite is important to allow you to just ponder whether or not you’re going to make a particular decision or whether you’re going to come in hard on someone.”

Jane Horne


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I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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