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Hostels - Meridian

Several of the Meridian schools provide comprehensive and secure boarding facilities for learners from Grade R to Grade 12.

For primary-school learners, accommodation is provided in dormitory-style rooms. Experience has shown that this gives learners a greater sense of belonging and security. However, in the senior school, four learners share a room, allowing them more time to cope with the demands of secondary school and preparing them well for university life.

All the hostels provide full board and learners enjoy three full meals a day. Extensive ablution facilities are complemented by a modern laundry, tuck shop, first-aid and appropriate recreational and study facilities.

The hostels are very much in demand, because they not only provide a welcoming environment to learners, they allow learners the opportunity to have more contact time with their tutors and supervised homework classes. This has proven to have a direct, positive influence on the academic results of learners.

Acceptance in the hostels are on a strictly ‘first come and paid, first served’ basis. Learners are expected to comply with a well-defined code of conduct. The hostels are closed during the school holidays and for one weekend a month during the school term, allowing learners quality time at home on a regular basis.


  • Bedding, including sheets, blankets/duvet and pillows
  • Toiletries
  • School and casual clothes
  • Snacks, tightly closed to avoid spillage
  • A lock for the learner’s locker
  • Pocket money
  • The school cannot accept responsibility for stolen items and it is therefore recommended that valuables are left at home