We know that residing at college is often people’s first time living away from home. To make the transition as easy and smooth as possible, St Leo’s has Residential Assistants (RAs) who are senior residents that have been appointed to a leadership role, provide valuable pastoral care to the residents in their block.
There is a Senior RA who coordinates this group and acts as a valuable communication bridge between the RAs and the college admin team.
The college also employs after hours Duty Officers. The Duty Officers work overnight and are available to residents throughout the night. We also have residential, professional staff, including the Deputy Head of College and the Dean of Students who live on site - seven days a week, 24 hours a day, there’s support on campus.
Out of hours phone numbers: 0407 430 873 (Duty Officer) or 0408 682 119 (RA).
My years at St Leo’s have been the best years of my life and would highly recommend anyone looking to stay at college to choose St Leo’s. There are so many benefits to college life that I think a lot of people undervalue. One of the biggest benefits is obviously the convenience. I live right across the road from the buildings where most of my classes are held and the rest are a short walk away. I also save a lot of time with meals, cleaning, etc.
These are all great things but by far the biggest benefit is the community. When you’re living with so many other people, experiencing very similar things, it’s very easy to make really close mates. There’s also always tons of inter-college events going on so you’re never bored. Lastly, college is especially supportive in many ways. Tutorials are offered for each university subject, the staff are all very friendly and there’s always somebody to talk to if you need advice.
(Shalom College, Bundaberg, Class of 2018)