Boarding at Merchiston
Parkinson House provides a wholesome boarding environment for up to 60 boys from Grades 3 to 7. It is overseen by the Head of House, House Mother, and 8 Boarder Masters. All staff live on the premises. These boys are fiercely proud of their house and are easily identified by their dress; their boarder blues.
Independence and a strong sense of self form the cornerstone of every boarder’s being. This develops over a period of time and we nurture and guide appropriately. Friendships, which are formed during their stay, will last a lifetime. Parkinson House has a proud history of preparing boys for their high school boarding years.
WHERE THE BOYS REST THEIR HEADS
The dorms are nicely spread out, spacious and painted in bright colours. The boys are encouraged to bring a blanket from home, for a personal touch. They may also bring a toy to keep on their beds, which helps to keep the dorms more homely.
WHAT THEY GET UP TO ON WEEKENDS
WHAT TO WEAR, AND WHEN
The boys entering or leaving the boarding house must be in number ones; their full school uniform, including their bashers. Should there be a sporting function, they may then wear their blazers. Boarder blues are the boys’ casual wear. This is a navy blue shirt and shorts which have Parkinson House written on them. All uniforms and sporting gear are available from the school shoppe.
OUR POLICY ON VISITS
HOW TO KEEP IN TOUCH
The boys may receive incoming telephone calls from 06h00 to 06h30 and 18h00 to 18h40. There are two boys on duty who call the boys down for the phone. We have three land lines which are on rotation and three cell phones. The boys may not keep cell phones in the boarding house. The boys may receive emails on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
START AND END OF TERMS
DON'T FORGET A GOOD READ
POCKET MONEY AND SWEET TREATS
CONTACT PARKINSON HOUSE
Should you require any further information please feel free to contact the House Mother or Head of House.
Email Communications to Head of House: email@example.com
Parkinson House Office: 033 3421177 / 033-3482187
Please Note: Mr Bennett and Miss Dixon-Smith will be available for calls from 08h00 to 16h00 each day.