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29 Struggles All Girls Who Went To Boarding School Will Understand

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2. But keeping food in the communal fridge is an equally dangerous endeavor.


4. staplers to keep up those pesky skirt hems.

Why actually hem your school skirt when you have a stapler? #CatholicSchoolGirlProbs

Or duct tape. Or gum. Shhhh.

6. If you get lumped with the bed closest to the door, you have to yell “Don’t come ‘round!” before you strip off and get changed.


But once you live in a room with someone for a couple of weeks, you just give up. “I’m naked, whatever.”


15. You have to go to chapel every week. Or every day, depending on how religious your school was.


And joint chapel with the nearby boy's school boarders is the most awkward thing ever.

17. You become a window-minimising ninja from closing whichever game the boarders are currently obsessed with whenever a tutor walks by.


18. The boarding house is ALWAYS NOISY.


Singing, yelling, crying, screaming, speakers blaring, trombone practice, phones ringing, the house PA blaring. If you want quiet, literally just leave.

21. Getting approval to go out on the weekends is the most convoluted process in the world.


And if you want to hang out with a boy, or drive with a friend on their P-Plates, or get home after curfew – forget it.

22. When you fight with your bestie, there’s nowhere to escape to.


But then you see them again at breakfast, and lunch, and dinner, and study prep – so you just have to get over it and move on.



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