Application Process

Application Process

Click here to download the Tibbs House enrolment form for 2022.


Tibbs House is always open to applications from candidates at any other level however the main enrolment focus is on Year 8 candidates for Form 3 boarders the following year. Any entry to other year levels is dependent on there being vacancies in those levels.

Applicants to Tibbs House, regardless of form level, should be advised that it is in their best interest to apply before the end of Term Two. Whilst applications do remain open for the entirety of the year, and 'late' applications are always welcome, the majority of interviews - and offers of placement - are completed by the end of August.

A common question asked by all parents is "What do we look for?" The Hostel takes into consideration a wide variety of criteria when selecting suitable candidates to become boarders. To ensure an appropriately balanced and harmonious Hostel we look for a boy who is a good all-rounder who will most likely be strong in a particular area of expertise (academic, cultural, musical, or sporting) but he will never be picked for this one area alone.

The following gives a general outline of what we look for in potential boarders:

  • Socialable and happy to work with others for the betterment of the group
  • Reliable and already able to demonstrate an understanding of what boarding will be like
  • Students have an established sense of independence balanced with a quiet confidence
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude towards his studies regardless of attainment
  • Engaged and active in a wide range of activities and interests
  • A burgeoning leader within his School or community
  • A family connection, or other association, with the Hostel or School


1) Application

  • An Application Form must be completed using either the online system or by downloading a hard-copy version of the application form
  • An application is a pre-requisite for admission but it is not a guarantee of admission
  • The Application Fee of $50 must be paid at the same time as the Application Form is submitted or an interview will not be offered
  • The Director of Boarding receives all applications and responds with an acknowledgement of receipt of application emailed to all candidates
Click here to download the Tibbs House enrolment form for 2022.


2) Interview

  • Interviews occur throughout the year with the majority occurring before September
  • Gaining an interview is not a guarantee of admission
  • Selected candidates are invited to Interview Days. These days include:
    • An interview with the Interview Panel (Director of Boarding, Deputy Director of Boarding, and the following year's Form 3 Boarding Master)
    • A tour of the School and Hostel (accompanied by a Hostel Prefect)
    • A brief academic test

3) Admission

  • Candidates are contacted within 10 days of their interview as to their application status
  • Interviews continue until all places for the following year are filled
  • All unsuccessful candidates are offered the option of remaining on the waiting list, which apply to all year levels

4) Acceptance

  • When the offer of place is made, an enrolment fee (as set by Tibbs House) must be paid to confirm the place. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid within 4 weeks of the date when the offer of place was first made
  • Acceptance for one year of entry does not confer the right to defer the year of entry
Click here to download the Tibbs House enrolment form for 2022.