Boarding at St Constantine’s is one big happy family. We have many actual siblings here, and several students whose parents also stayed in the same boarding house a generation ago. It is more than that though; we find that the mix of students from age 4 all the way up to age 19 creates a loving and supportive family environment. The bigger students are often to be found giving the primaries piggybacks or playing games with them, whilst the younger ones hold them in some degree of admiration and go and support them when they are playing sports. So the students in fact have a house full of brothers and sisters. It is good for the younger ones growing up to have someone to look up to and good for the older ones to instill a sense of responsibility and selflessness.
Our role here in boarding is to provide our students with a home from home. Whilst they are away from their parents’ home, we provide them with supervision, guidance and support. House parents attend concerts and productions, football matches and swimming galas, cheering on their students, and are not assigned to any of the four academic houses. Food is provided by the chef of one of the best restaurants in town, and a programme of after-school and weekend activities, balanced with getting their homework done, keeps students entertained. Our location, next to Arusha airport and less than an hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport, makes travel to and from the boarding house in the holidays easy.