Boarding at Salesian House

At St Mark’s College we realise the importance of home. 
Family, friends, sport and community make us who we are. That’s why we offer a unique 5-day boarding experience, allowing our students to focus on school during the week, returning home each weekend.

Boarding House Development

A new, modern boarding facility is set to open in 2025 and will feature a new recreation and dining room, 33 bedroom-pods, and an outdoor leisure area. Boarders will benefit from individual air-conditioned bedrooms complete with ensuite and study nook, arranged in pods around a central courtyard.

A home away from home

Salesian House is a five day per week boarding facility for students enrolled in secondary schooling at St Mark’s College. Salesian House, which is situated on the school grounds, has been home to many students from the region over the past decade.

Boarding at Salesian House

Boarding schools are special and boarding at St Mark’s College is unique. As the only 5-day boarding facility in South Australia, we offer that balance between boarding and home. 

St Mark’s opens up countless opportunities. Students form lifelong friendships with students from around the state, while also building meaningful and respectful relationships with our staff. 

Boarding at St Mark’s provides students with the support to develop productive study habits, the chance to make new friendships and develop in self-confidence, independence and a tolerance and understanding of others. Girls and boys can take full advantage of the breadth of St Mark’s wide ranging activities and learning experiences whilst living in a caring, structured and well supervised environment.  

Our core focus centres around student wellbeing, and achieving personal best, while ensuring our boarding environment feels safe and students are cared for.  We all come together from wide-ranging backgrounds and cultures, which is what makes living and learning in the Salesian House so unique.  

Boarding is a big decision for families and we understand that you will have many questions. We will work with you to ensure that the transition to Boarding life at Salesian House is as smooth and welcoming as possible. 

We encourage interested families to contact the College to organise a time to tour both Bosco Campus and Salesian House.

To apply for a place at Salesian House, please follow the College's enrolment process.


455 The Terrace, Port Pirie South Australia 5540
T 08 8633 8800

Benedict 08 8633 8802
Bosco 08 8633 8801 or text 0428 475 539