AV Boarding not only provides students with a home away from home, but it works to offer a supportive environment that is an integral part of the learning experience at AV. There is a focus on positive decision-making, independence, academic success, and emotional well-being. Boarding staff and students live and work together in order to achieve these goals, and are supported by matrons, housekeeping, facilities, chefs and teachers.
It is the primary aim of all members of the boarding community to provide first-class support and, to do so, it is important to know the students well and build positive, close, yet professional relationships with the students. Boarding staff share meals with students, care for them when they are ill, support them in their everyday needs, organise and experience family activities, monitor and support their academics, monitor and support their well-being, and interact with them on an ongoing basis.
With the help of the house parents and other live-in staff, the physical and emotional well-being and academic progress of all boarders are monitored and supported.
We are proud of the supportive and caring environment we have cultivated. Our Boarding Houses are places where students can be happy, safe and become their best selves.
As an IB World School, it is also important to take initiative and be independent learners and we need to ensure the correct balance of support. We, therefore, need to provide students with the opportunity to make independent decisions, learn from making mistakes in a safe environment, take ownership of their assessment and progression, and take agency over their learning journeys.