Epsom House officially opens the Pohutukawa Block
Anna Logan, Old Girl and Sarah Stenson, Deputy Principal officially open the Pohutukawa Block at Epsom House
On Friday 13 May, Anna Logan, Architect and Old Girl and Sarah Stenson, Deputy Principal, officially opened the new Pohutukawa Block at Epsom House. It was a lovely occasion and good to see a lot of familiar faces from days gone by. We have been waiting a long time for this building (which has been fully funded by Epsom House parents) and we are hoping this will be the start of more new blocks for our Epsom House students.
Epsom House and the school would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the completion of this project.
||Lynley Sheweiry (BoT), Lorraine Pound (Principal), Lucy Pearse (Epsom House
Assistant Principal) and Rachel Heeney (BoT Staff rep) at the official opening
Epsom House courtyard outside the Dining Room
Epsom House boarding facility is part of Epsom Girls Grammar School's long boarding tradition. It provides access to an excellent single sex education for young women from rural areas.
Epsom House provides accommodation for 143 girls from overseas and rural New Zealand. Epsom House is located within the school grounds. Facilities available include communal dining and recreational areas, private grounds and computer room. All students have their own rooms and their own email address to enable them to communicate with home.
The Principal has overall responsibility for Epsom House and is assisted by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Epsom House Assistant Principal Miss Lucy Pearse, who has responsibility for day to day management of the hostel and for the care and well-being of students.
Boarding fees for New Zealand residents are currently $12,000.00 including G.S.T. (with a yearly review) and acceptance into Epsom House is automatic acceptance into Epsom Girls Grammar School. All new entrants in Years 9 - 13 are required to pay an annual development levy of $1500. The development levy is due prior to commencement.
Under the auspices of the Epsom Girls Grammar School Board of Trustees and in partnership with our community, we at Epsom House seek to provide a quality living environment which supports the learning needs of our students.
We promote and affirm personal excellence; achievement; confidence; respect and concern for others; a sense of community.