The Carolyn Hauff Boarding House is located in the old Turrawan Hospital on Sandgate Road opposite the main College Campus. Boarding at Clayfield College started in 1939, eight years after the school was established.

The Boarding House caters for students from Years 5 - 12. Boarding students come from all states and territories of Australia, as well as from overseas. Within Australia, students come from metropolitan and rural areas alike. Our international girls travel from all around the globe, including Asia and the Pacific Islands.

I like the CC Boarding House because everyone is treated as an individual and each person’s accomplishments are acknowledged."

Comfortable facilities, housed within a beautiful heritage listed building, include single ensuited rooms, twin share and dormitory style accommodation, small and large recreation rooms, a study room with 30 computers connected to the school network, a library and music room, craft area and a number of quiet sitting rooms, as well as a prayer room for personal devotion.

We have met friends from places we may never visit; heard languages we may never speak; experienced cultures we may never understand, and yet, when it comes to friendship, none of it ever really matters."

Boarders are cared for by friendly, supportive and experienced staff, who are required to have a blue card as well as First Aid and CPR qualifications. Most of the staff also hold a Certificate in Duty of Care. The Boarding House organises a variety of in-house recreational activities, as well as trips to the beach, shopping, theme parks, sporting events, socials and dances. Cultural and charity events provide a connection to our local community.

Our professional chefs provide a varied and plentiful menu, including a comprehensive continental breakfast with one hot dish, packed lunch and dinner with international, Australian and vegetarian options.

The key to boarding is getting involved. As boarders we practically live at school. We have the biggest advantage over the day girls. So ….grasp the opportunity."