From wherever you call home
Discover boarding schools from across Australia right from your kitchen table, 365 days of the year.
Finding the right boarding school for your child can be an overwhelming process. Do you listen to the neighbour? Do you send your child to the same school you went to? What if your old school isn’t the right fit for your child? Didn’t go to boarding school yourself? Where do you start!
Boarding Expo 365 - a new virtual expo open 365 days of the year, 24/7 to suit families from wherever they call home. You’ll be able to explore the schools, ‘wander’ from virtual booth to virtual booth, chat with real people from the schools you’re ‘visiting’ and explore their videos, seminars and images showcasing their boarding school. Whether you’re up in the gulf, mustering cattle two hours south of Mount Isa or cropping at Dalby - ‘Boarding Expo 365’ will showcase schools right from your kitchen table. It’s truly ‘Destination Boarding... From wherever you call home.
Chat with Schools Representatives from the comfort of your home
Save brochures and videos to your virtual showbag
Join experts at our inaugural ‘Australian Boarding Schools Summit’
Visit as often as you like 365 days of the year
Register for the event.
Once the registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to access Boarding Expo 365 all year round.
This is our inaugural year for Boarding Expo 365 and while we are renown for our face to face events throughout NSW, Queensland and Victoria, our virtual event is a brand new concept for schools. Keep checking back in once you have registered as we’re pretty sure boarding schools from right across Australia will continue to come on board throughout 2023.
In 2022 we launched Boarding Expo 365 and our inaugural ‘Australian Boarding Schools Summit’. The only dedicated event held for families searching for the right boarding school for their child, and for families already part of a boarding school community.
Check out the Program below to discover the topics up for discussion with our invited panelists – they’re experts in their fields and whether that’s psychology, nutrition, grief or parenting… they’ll bring something to your kitchen table that will broaden the road to boarding school for you.
And that’s why we’re here….. making that road easier to travel along.
Truly ‘Destination Boarding… from wherever you call home’.
Jen Cowley OAM
Journalist & Author
Student Panel Host
ICPA Federal President
Outback Lamb & boarding parent
GM, Regional Enterprise Development Group
Director, Development and Partnerships
Director, Innovation & Development
Office for Regional Youth
Hon Fiona Nash
Regional Education Commissioner
Edstart (Financial Planning & Investment)
Director of Boarding
The King’s School, NSW
The King’s School, NSW
Julia Creek, QLD
MDH & All Quotes
Join us for a Panel Discussion led by presenter Jen Cowley OAM
PANEL: Peter Gibbs - CEO REID + Elder, James Cleaver - Regional Office of Youth NSW and Fiona Nash - Regional Educational Commissioner (Feds)
Sam Bailey is a farmer, pilot, husband and best-selling author. He has achieved all of those from a wheelchair….and has an incredible ability to take an audience on the journey of his life.
Join Jen Cowley OAM and key industry professionals as they discuss the professional capabilities of staff; mental health management; nutrition and physical health.
PANEL: Richard Stokes (ABSA), Ruby Riethmuller (Wom’n-Kind), George Michaelides (Chartwells), Fiona Aveyard (Outback Lamb - ex boarder and current parent)
Ruby talks to Boarding Schools Students from Wenona, Loreto Normanhurst , Haileybury Rendall School, The King’s School, Abbotsleigh, PLC Sydney and Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
Join Jen Cowley OAM and a panel of parents and boarding staff as they explore how to get the most out of your boarding school journey – as a family.
PANEL: James Hamilton - Parent Wenona, Fiona Aveyard - Parent & Farmer, Heidi Smith - Outback Parent QLD, Ben Chadwick - TKS Director of Boarding
Join Jen Cowley OAM as she speaks with representatives from education foundations, Indigenous scholarship providers, investment companies helping you plan and the schools themselves. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
PANEL: Alana Moller - Federal President ICPA, Waverley Stanley - Yalari Director, Alistair Edmunds - EdStart, Jo Grinham The King’s SChool