A major point of difference when comparing NPBHS boarding facilities to other school hostels, is that the housemasters live on-site and are teachers in the day school. Seven teachers and their families live within the school grounds and are supported by two matrons. Having teaching housemasters allows the hostel to more easily manage the communication between school and hostel, with regard to a boy’s performance and behaviour at school. The boys also have the added benefit of having teachers able to support them in their homework after school.
The Hostel is led by the Director of Boarding, Mr Kayne Dunlop and he is assisted by Mr Matt Cleaver as Dean of Hatherly House. Five other teaching staff are located within the hostel area to provide supervision and support.
Director of Boarding
Mr Kayne Dunlop
Cellphone : 027 212 5504
Assistant Director of Boarding/Dean of Hatherly House
Mr Matt Cleaver
Cellphone : 027 306 9281
Duty Master phone
Cellphone : 027 230 5544
Hostel Duty Matron
Cellphone : 027 686 7175
The matrons are the day-to-day contact for our boarder’s health needs; they are our ‘house-mothers’. They all have intimate knowledge of the region’s health providers and are an asset to the staff and students at Hatherly House.
The matron can also arrange public transportation for students who have been granted leave for the weekends and arrange pick-ups and drop-offs at transit facilities.
Kitchen and Catering Staff
Mr Murray Trowen manages our kitchen and catering staff. Murray is a long-serving and valuable member of our hostel team. His dedicated and talented staff work in shifts to provide three daily meals and snacks to students and staff.
Our kitchen manager and staff can also accommodate specific dietary requests and will cater for group functions where and when possible.
Hatherly House has one dedicated laundry staff member who oversees student laundry.