St Luke's offers a Homestay program for students who live in regional areas too remote to travel to and from on a daily basis. Homestays are also an option for international students who wish to study at St Luke’s. The homestay program offers both five-day and full-time accommodation.
International students who are enrolled in St Luke's and not living with their parents or guardians are required to live with a school approved homestay provider. This policy is required by law and applies to all students under the 18 years of age, and continues to apply to students over 18 years of age unless approval is granted by the principal.
Carefully selected families within the school community – often they are past students – become homestay parents who offer students a caring, comfortable and healthy environment that supports the student's academic pursuits.
Homestay family members and regular visitors over the age of 18 must hold a Blue Card as required by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act (2000), as evidence of a Police Suitability Check being undertaken. Orientation and training programs such as Risk Management strategies are held for each family.
Criteria such as a single bedroom with adequate storage, a suitable area to study, three meals a day as well as snacks, shared access to household facilities such as the television, music equipment, etc are some of the minimum requirements of each host family.
CRICOS Provider Number: 01317D