General Information 2017-10-25T16:59:07+00:00

LAC House General Information

Contact Details


+64 6 354 1059

Ext 703 (Girls’ Dorm Office)
Ext 761 (Girls’ Phone Booth
Ext 702 (Boys’ Dorm Office)
Ext 760 (Boys’ Phone Booth)
Boarding Director & Senior Girls’ Dean
Mrs Maria HenryEmail:
Ext 729
021 987 161
Senior Boys’ Dean
Mr Roy HenryEmail:
Ext 702
021 223 4808
Marketing & Boarding Admin.
Mr Eifion PaulEmail:
Ext 729
021 229 8199

Boarding Handbook

The LAC House starter booklet has been updated for 2017 and is available to view below and download here.

The students are accommodated in two dormitory buildings on the Longburn Adventist College Campus. The boys’ and girls’ dormitories accommodate students in double (shared) and single rooms. The dormitories contain a chapel, TV lounge, kitchenette, sick-bay, office and laundry. The cafeteria, which contains a fully equipped industrial kitchen, is located in a separate building within walking distance of the dormitories. Within the cafeteria building is the dining room and assembly area.

The catering staff provide tasty, balanced, nutritious vegetarian meals and will cater for students requiring special dietary needs where possible. Students make their own packed lunches at breakfast time.

Other student facilities for the Longburn Adventist College boarders include a tennis court, basketball court, athletics ground, and access to the LAC gym and music suite. Within the dormitory, students have access to N4L controlled Wifi. There is a covered area for storage of bicycles.

The dormitory is run on a day-to-day basis by the Boarding Director (Senior Girls’ Dean), the Senior Boys’ Dean, and two Assistant Girls’ and Assistant Boys’ Dean oer dorm.

One male and female dean are always available to assist the students at any time. Additional catering staff prepare the boarders’ meals.

The Boarding Director is required to regularly report to the Board of Governors.

Many outside activities are offered for Longburn Adventist College boarders, such as running, basketball, netball, tennis, soccer, touch rugby, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and music lessons.

Longburn Adventist College is a Seventh-day Adventist Institution, with Sabbath being observed from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. As part of Sabbath observance, all boarders are expected to attend church meetings in Palmerston North on Saturday morning and to abstain from laundry, TV and sporting activities during the Sabbath hours.

Off-Campus Leave – This involves any activity that takes a boarding student off campus. Examples include sport competitions, town trips, family visits, medical trips and the like. Students must sign out in the Leave Register which is located in their dormitory. The Leave Register must be checked and verified by the dean on duty before the students can leave the campus.

Weekend Leave – Application forms for weekend leave have to be submitted to the boarding deans by the Wednesday prior to the weekend they want to take leave. The Weekend Committee, which meets every Thursday, will discuss the applications submitted and grant leave as they see fit. Forms that are not correctly filled out will delay the decision of the Weekend Committee.

Term-end/start Leave – Details for arrival/leave at the beginning/end of the term must be sent to the Boarding Director via email or phone at least two weeks prior to the travel occurring. This allows the boarding staff to arrange the pick up or drop off for your child. If required, boarding staff can assist with booking travel arrangements.

Students can apply for leave through their Boardingware account

Boardingware Logo

Each dormitory has a sick bay room where students are cared for by the dean on duty. Students with illnesses that are contagious, such as measles, chicken pox etc. will be sent home. Regular illnesses are treated at The Palms Medical Center in Palmerston North where LAC House has an account.

Parents/caregivers and prospective students are welcome to make an appointment with the marketing and boarding staff to view the dormitory prior to enrolment.

Parents/caregivers can also create a Boardingware account to apply for leave and monitor activities for their child.

Local calls may be made from coin-operated telephones that are available in each dormitory. It is recommended that students get a Home 0800 number or a Telecom or Clear charge card for toll calls.

Each student has to apply for permission to have a mobile phone, which can only be used at designated times outside of school hours.

At all other times mobile phones, laptops & tablets will be looked after by the boarding deans.

Below is a basic ‘What to bring’ list for new boarders. For more details, please download our LAC House Starter Pack 2017.

BEDDING (e.g. duvet and covers, sheets, pillow and pillowslips)
Sleeping bag is optional.
An electric blanket is advisable for the colder months.
You may purchase extra bedding at our local retail stores (e.g. K-Mart, Warehouse) if required.

Personal products, e.g. bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary products (girls).

Washing powder, clothes pegs, laundry basket.

e.g. family photos, room clock.

Casual and church wear (all named).