Linda Stade

Education Writer



The Beauty of Boarders

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Australian boarding schools offer an opportunity for kids from sparsely-populated rural areas to receive high quality education. They offer kids an amazing array of opportunities and facilities that wouldn’t be available to them at home. However, what we often don’t… Continue Reading →

What’s Great About Boarding? (Interview with Jane Carmignani)

Currently in Australia there are 25000 boarding students. In many parts of the world the decision to board would be about prestige, here it is about opportunity. The scarcity of population in rural Australia means that many kids have to… Continue Reading →

Far From Home: Boarding School and Homesickness

This weekend I’m attending the thirty-year reunion of my boarding school year group. With that group of women, I stumbled through five years of adolescence. We went to school together, ate together, studied together, sang along to INXS and Wham… Continue Reading →

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