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College House

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Housing the Values of Yesterday and the Men of Tomorrow
College House has a dedicated team of staff with the specific role of ensuring the safety and welfare of the boarding students.

College House is the boarding establishment of Palmerston North Boys’ High School, a national leader in the New Zealand education system. It was founded in 1908 when Mr Vernon, the Rector of Palmerston North Boys’ High School invited students into his house. What started as a 20 bed annex on his house has grown into 9 dormitories able to house up to 180 young men. The staff and young men of College House, past, current and future, take a great deal of pride in the contribution they make to the history, reputation and daily life of Palmerston North Boys’ High School.

Our mission statement clearly states that we wish to be regarded as “the boarding establishment of choice through the provision of an exceptional environment conducive to the development and extension of young men”.
We aim to do this by encouraging and developing our key competencies of self-management, initiative, Murray involvement, social responsibility and academic rigour.

In essence, we endeavour to create a home away from home whereby our young men are able to develop into positive contributors to society by displaying traditional values with a healthy dose of common sense and work ethic. College House has a dedicated team of staff with the specific role of ensuring the safety and welfare of all boarders.

We are extremely proud of our facilities and we are continually looking to upgrade and further develop the physical environment we provide for our young men. Recent additions include the new Colquhoun Dorm for senior students and the refurbishment of three junior dorms. Recreational spaces have also been renovated to ensure a fun and relaxing atmosphere during boarde’rs free time. The living areas are all warm, clean, comfortable and well maintained. The completion of the new weights and cardio areas onsite provide further opportunities for our young men to be the best they can be. Other recreation areas include tennis and basketball courts, cricket nets, a covered swimming pool, BBQ and courtyard areas and playing fields.

We take great pride in who we are and what we have to offer. While a tour of this website will give you a good indication of College House, a personal visit and walk through with staff and current boarders will give you and your son a better feel for what we have to offer. Please feel free to contact me and make a time to view what we feel should be your boarding establishment of choice.

Kind Regards,

Matt Davidson
Manager College House
Housing the values of today and the men of tomorrow

College House Staff

College House 2

(L-R): W. Docherty, J. Meehan, S. Davidson, J. Blanks, M. Davidson (Manager), J. Cudby (Assistant Manager), T. McGrath, B. Kensington


Mr Matt Davidson

College House Manager

Phone: 06 3586704 Ext 4
Mobile: 027 859 9721


Mr Jason Cudby

Assistant College House Manager

Mobile: 021 081 08470



Jean Byers

Matron/Letting Coordinator
Mobile: 027 361 2807

Margaret Finch

Mobile: 027 361 2807

General Contacts:

General Contacts:

Phone: 06 358 6704
Duty Master: 06 358 6704 Ext 1
Matron: 06 358 6704 Ext 2
Kitchen: 06 358 6704 Ext 3
Manager: 06 358 6704 Ext 4
Fax: 06 356 3376

College House
P.O. Box 4049
Palmerston North 4442


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