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Life as a Boarder

What is it like to be a Boarding Student at Havergal College? Find out in this video made by the Boarders themselves, which takes a look at life behind the ivy.

 

 

Typical Weekday Schedule

  • 7:30 am to 8:15 am: Breakfast (mandatory for Grades 9-11)
  • 8:15 am: Proceed to House
  • 8:20 am: Attendance
  • 8:30 am: Prayers, Grade or House Meetings
  • 9:10 am: Morning classes begin
  • 10:25 am: Break/Snack
  • 11:50 am: Lunch
  • 12:50 pm: Afternoon classes begin
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Sports/Club activities/free-time/homework
  • 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Study
  • 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Recreational activities/free time
  • 9:30 pm (Sunday-Thursday): All students are required to be back in their own rooms for quiet time. Students may keep their desk lamp on to continue homework.
  • 11:00 pm: All lights out/Boarding School Office closes

 

Weekend Routine

Optional activities are often planned on weekends and are posted outside the Boarding School Office. Students are permitted to sign out for weekends with staff approval and parent/guardian permission.

 

Friday

  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Free time
  • 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm – Curfew: Free time
  • 1:00 am: Boarding School Office closes

 

Saturday

  • 9:00 am: Boarding School Office opens
  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Brunch
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Free time/optional events
  • 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm to Curfew: Free time
  • 1:00 am: Boarding School Office closes

 

Sunday

  • 9:00 am: Boarding School Office opens
  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Brunch
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Free time/optional events
  • 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Grade 9 & 10 study in the Resource Centre; Grade 11s have the option to study in their rooms.
  • 8:00 pm: Snack in the Common Room
  • 11:00 pm: Boarding School Office closes

Food Services

Havergal’s Food Services provides nutritious and delicious food to nourish the body and mind. Each day, from Monday to Friday, you will be served three nutritious (and delicious) meals in the Hawkins Dining Room in the Upper School, along with morning, afternoon and after school snacks. On weekends you will be served a delicious brunch and dinner with a variety of choices. The school’s chefs provide a wide selection of food offerings and international and cultural diverse cuisine are featured often, along with organic food and seasonal produce. Plus there’s a wide selection of food items from the salad bar and sandwich bar, along with daily soups, desserts, fruits, snacks and beverages. Vegetarian options are also provided and special dietary restrictions or allergies can be accommodated. Juice, milk and water are always available and the Boarding School Common Room is stocked with various snacks (such as fruit, bagels, yogurt and juice) and has a small kitchenette.

 

Here is a sample of a weekly menu:

 

Breakfast

Monday

Breakfast Sandwich Home Fries Marinated Sliced Tomato Cereals/Porridge Freshly Baked Muffins Whole Fruit Fruit Salad Yogurt

Tuesday

Cindy’s Famous Congee Hard Boiled Eggs Pom Pom Potatoes Cereals/Porridge Freshly Baked Muffins Whole Fruit Grapefruit Halves Yogurt

Wednesday

Waffle Wednesday Crispy Bacon Cereals/Porridge Freshly Baked Muffins Whole Fruit Fruit Salad Yogurt

Thursday

Chef’s Choice

Friday

Fried Eggs Sausage Sweet Potato Wedges Cereals/Porridge Freshly Baked Muffins Whole Fruit Fruit Salad Yogurt

Lunch

Monday

Pesto Chicken Breast Penne with Argula, Mushrooms & Sundried Tomato Sauce Garlic Bread Toasts

Tuesday

Chorizo, White Bean and Butternut Squash Ragout Spinach & Chick Pea Cakes Jasmine Scented Rice Steamed Green Beans

Wednesday

Shepherd’s Pie Veggie Shephard’s Pie Gravy Carrot & Cabbage Saute

Thursday

Southern Peach BBQ Chicken Thighs Veggie Nuggets with BBQ Sauce Steamed Rapini

Friday

Hearty Fish Chowder Stew Vegetable Chowder Stew House made Cheddar & Scallion Biscuit

Dinner

Monday

Maple Balsamic Glazed Salmon Maple Balsamic Glazed Tofu Brochette Scalloped Potatoes Broccoli Florets Sticky Toffee Pudding

Tuesday

Pho Bar Rice Noodles Chicken Broth Vegetable Broth Checken, Tofu, Snow Peas, Peppers, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Bean Sprouts Freshly
Sliced Fruit

Wednesday

Carved Roast Beef With Rosemary Gravy Barly & Mushroom Stuffed Potato Parisienne Potato & Vegetable Brochette Chocolate Mousse

Thursday

Chicken Quesadillas Black Bean Quesadillas With Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole Spanish Rice Spinach & Tomato Salad Freshly Sliced
Fruit

Friday

Honey Soy Glazed Pork Loin Sesame Tofu Pad Thai Noodles with Julienne Vegetables Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Saturday/Sunday

Chef’s Choice