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About Ad Astra Hostel

Ad Astra Hostel for Girls offers 'home away from home' accommodation to those students who both need, and will benefit from a positive, caring and structured environment.

Sending your daughter to Boarding School isn’t an easy decision; it requires adjustment for you and your daughter. Boarding will be a challenging experience for your daughter as she leaves the familiarity of home and moves to a more communal style of living. It will not always be easy but the gains to be made are enormous. Boarding provides a unique opportunity for your daughter to achieve her potential. She will be part of a close community which will help her to develop independence, self confidence and tolerance for others.

 

While the academic life of Whanganui Girls’ College (WGC) is a key focus for your daughter (one of the top NCEA pass rates in NZ and 100% pass rate in the Hostel for 2012,2013 & 2014 years), the boarding philosophy at ‘Ad Astra’ also strives to foster independence while responding to the individual needs, gifts and talents of each girl. Her time at Ad Astra will provide her with choices about how she spends her time and what activities she pursues so that she can determine her own experiences at school and grow as a person, not just academically. This process of growth in independence, meeting new people and pursuing her interests is often fun and very rewarding.

 

The primary concern of the staff is to provide your daughter with a safe and happy environment that represents, as closely as possible, a home environment. At the same time, living with a large group of girls is not the same as living with siblings. Boarding is a unique and unforgettable experience – overwhelmingly positive but not without its challenges.

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The Hostel

The Hostel is composed of five sections, all linked by connecting walkways.

WHARE NOHO

(House of Women) or main building houses the office, visitors’ lounge, computer area, kitchen, dining area, linked to an outside garden area.

PAGE HOUSE

Consists of mostly twin share bedrooms with an extension incorporating single room accommodation. Page Dorm accommodates the junior girls (Years 9 &10).

BAKER & TIZARD DORMS

Baker & Tizard Dorms consists of mostly twin share bedrooms.

FRASER HOUSE

Consists of single bedrooms also with an extension incorporating single room accommodation.

Fraser accommodates our senior girls (Years 12 through 13).

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Ad Astra Girls Hostel

119 Anzac Parade

Whanganui, 4500

 

Telephone Numbers

Phone

06 343 2964

Fax

06 929 5508

Email

info@adastrahostel.co.nz

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(06) 343 2964

 

119 Anzac Parade

Wanganui 4500

New Zealand