Life as a Day Scholar
While half of the Kingswood pupils are day scholars, our strong boarding tradition offers something very special to our day pupils – a vibrant campus life with an unrivalled breadth and depth of extra-curricular options. The true essence of Kingswood life is in its inclusive nature: boarders and day pupils alike are thoroughly involved in school life.
All pupils in both junior and senior school are assigned to a sports House when they join the Kingswood family, whether they are a day pupil or boarder:
Kingswood Junior: Dacam, Rich, Slater and Tarr
Kingswood Senior: Chubb, Gane, Jagger and Wood
Meals at school
While the academic school day ends at 13h00, day pupils can join the boarders for lunch in the dining hall and join them in the afternoons at their Houses for a nominal fee.
Being a day scholar in Senior School
Senior day boys are integrated into the senior boys House’s (Chubb, Gane, Jagger and Wood) beyond just sport. Their house becomes their base during school time and after hours if needed.
The senior day girls have their own house, Wesley House, to call their own. Although all girls, including the senior boarding girls, are also assigned to Chubb, Gane, Jagger and Wood to take part in all inter-house competitions and events. (see a list of all the senior houses here)
Houseperson: Mrs Liza-Mari McLean
Assistant Houseperson: Ms Carey de Coning
Until recently, Kingswood’s day girls had their own common room and Houseperson, but no formal House. It was only on the 23rd January 2018, that the Wesley Day Girls House was officially named and opened in the Parsonson Building, so adding yet another significant milestone to the evolving history of Kingswood’s Houses.
Wesley House is named in remembrance of the Wesleyan High School for Girls, the school that predated Kingswood’s founding, and formed somewhat of a basis on which it could be built.