Rockwell College is delighted to announce the development of on-site boarding facilities for female students.

This significant development will see the on-site boarding facilities available to female students from the start of the 2021 academic year in September. Female boarders currently attending Rockwell College will continue to stay with locally-based host families for the 2020 academic year.

This historic move for Rockwell College will see female boarders fully integrated into residence life in the college, offering them a comfortable home away from home, but with more independence. Twin rooms and a dorm room will be available to female students from first year through to sixth year.

The female boarding residence will feature many rooms overlooking the lake, with access to a range of facilities for the use of boarders exclusively.

Commenting on the announcement, Audrey O’Byrne, Rockwell College Principal said, “This is a very exciting development for Rockwell College and our female boarders. Female students are an integral part of life and our community here in Rockwell College and we can offer students so much on-site to allow them to excel both inside and outside the classroom. Developing on-site boarding facilities for girls here in Rockwell College has been a long-term goal of ours as we want them to enjoy the same experience as the boys, which we know is so beneficial to them. For families, we also wanted to allow them the opportunity for their children to be educated together, enjoying the same opportunity in a residential setting.”

Audrey continued, “We are very proud of the strong comradery and community spirit among our students and staff, which is carried on throughout life through the worldwide Rockwell alumni. There is a place for everyone in Rockwell College and our promise to parents and students is to provide our students with a strong foundation for their future, ensuring that each student can fulfil their potential in whatever aspect of their lives they choose, be that through academic, sporting or cultural achievements.”

For those interested in finding out more, Rockwell College will host an Open Day for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, 3rd October subject to Government restrictions around events at that time. Please check for updates after September 13th.