Senior Boarding School
The Senior boarding life
- Build character, independence and resilience
- Make enriching friendships and embody the community spirit
- Improve language and communication skills
- Grow through their adolescent years with love and support from our pastoral care
- Discover their interests and prepare for university and life beyond
Meet the Senior School Boarding team
Rupert Brooke (girls boarding)
Jennie Windsor - Houseparent
Jennie Windsor and her husband Joe have two children, Jayden who is 9 and Ava who is 7. They also have a much loved Chiuaua dog called Sebastian. Jennie is an experienced Boarding Housemistress and Teacher of Psychology / PSHE as well as a keen runner, horse rider and recently has started to learn to play the piano! Jennie and her family love boarding and the extended family with which they live. The focus in Rupert Brooke is on homeliness, happiness and house spirit.
Rhonda Coetzer – Assistant Houseparent
Rhonda is an experienced boarding practitioner who cares deeply about young people learning and succeeding. Originally from South Africa, Rhonda has spent many years teaching and leading a faculty in her home country before relocating to the UAE and then China. Rhonda enjoys many sports and has coached 1st team netball, water polo, swimming and athletics.
Khun Aim – Matron
Khun Aim has worked as Matron in Rupert Brooke since the house was established and is a key figure for the girls. She dedicates her time to ensuring they are happy, secure, looked after and growing to be sensible, independent and strong females.
School House (boys boarding)
Felicity Passmore and Chris Lindop – Houseparents
Felicity and Chris have lived in School House since the very start of the Senior School’s inception in 2018 and know the house and the boys inside out. They are both from strong boarding backgrounds themselves and have an in-built belief in the fundamental benefits of togetherness through boarding as their guiding principal. School House is run with much care and attention to detail, thanks to their commitment and genuine enjoyment of being around such a positive and fun community.
David Ennis-Billing - Assistant Houseparent
David has been involved in boarding management in different schools for a number of years and is now the Director of Boarding for RST. He set up boarding in the Senior School with Felicity and Chris. He lives in the boarding house with his wife Donna, who is Head of History, their three children Arthur, Opaline and Rollo, their dog Talla and cat Henry.
Khun Ney - House Matron
Khun Ney brings humour and an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the school to her role as Matron in School House. She really enjoys the daily challenge of keeping over 60 teenage boys on the right track no matter what that throws at her.