The Boarding Experience

The daily routine for boarders is planned with the purpose of nurturing good habits and discipline. The routine creates opportunities for Residence Mentors to engage boarders in meaningful activities and immerse them in an environment where they can thrive and mature.
School Days Weekends and Holidays
6:30 am Breakfast 6:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am School Time 11:30 am Lunch
3:45 pm After-School Activities 1:30 pm Free Time / Self-study
5:30 pm Dinner 5:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Study Time 7:30 pm Personal Time/ Self-study
10:30 pm Roll call 10:30 pm Roll Call
11:00 pm Lights Off 11:00 pm Lights Off

Meals & Laundry

Breakfast and dinner are provided for the boarders on weekdays during the school term, and all three meals on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. Our boarding kitchen offers a variation of cuisines and alternates them on a bi-monthly basis.

There are self-service laundry rooms equipped with washers, dryers and ironing facilities should the boarders prefer to do it on their own. Alternatively, the school also provides a twice weekly laundry service as well.


As part of the boarding experience, boarders are encouraged to learn independence and are therefore personally responsible for the general housekeeping and cleanliness of their rooms. The Residence Mentors will conduct regular checks to ensure that hygiene and cleanliness standards are kept to.

Security & Safety

Female and male boarders reside on different levels while HCIS Residence adopts several security measures to ensure a safe environment.

A security card system is in place in the building and will grant limited access to boarders and staff. The boarding gates and cluster doors also adhere to timed access for stricter control and management of entrances and exits. CCTV surveillance cameras are installed at strategic locations and common areas to monitor, deter and record wilful intrusion of trespassers into the premises.

Emergency evacuation procedures for evacuating boarders and staff out of the buildings in the event of a fire or an emergency are in place. Annual briefings and fire/emergency drills are conducted for staff to familiarise themselves with these emergency procedures.


The boarders will be assigned to Residence Mentors upon checking in at HCIS Residence. The Residence Mentors will act as guardians for the child while he or she is staying in, and will care for the boarders’ mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.  

Boarders who are unwell will be monitored by the Residence Mentors, and they will accompany the boarders to a clinic within the vicinity for a medical consultation covered by the boarders’ medical insurance.