The Muir College Hostel is situated on the grounds of the school’s spacious campus.
Operating Monday to Friday, the boys who live in the hostel have the advantage of
being a stones throw away from all the sporting facilities that the school provides.
These include several full-size sports fields, gym-hall, squash courts, tennis courts,
swimming pool, basketball hoop and cricket nets. The boys are encouraged to make
use of their opportunities, to be active and involved in the sporting life of Muir,
and with guidance from the Hostel Master and several Duty Masters the boys have the
advantage of having their talents recognized at an early stage.
The hostel boasts well-maintained grounds and accommodates 60-80 boys comfortably.
Each room can house up to four boys with secure place to leave their belongings.
Prefects in the hostel have the privilege of their own bathrooms in their rooms,
while the remainder of the hostel shares 4 spacious ablution blocks that provide
adequate privacy for each boy.
The Dining Hall is centrally situated in the hostel and the boys are provided with
3 nutritious meals daily. In the instance of boys potentially missing meals due to
academic, cultural or sporting commitments, their food is kept warm for them until
they are ready to eat it. A menu is provided of what the weekly meals will be so
boys with allergies are able to be catered for. The Kitchen is run by two accomplished
matrons (and their team of helpers) who also have a list of boys’ allergies, medical
problems and other such information.
Academic work is nurtured every evening of the week that the boys stay in the hostel
- this occurs during Prep. Prep is held in the Preparation Hall alongside the Dining
Hall, and provides the boys with the time needed to do homework and assignments.
A Duty Master is present throughout prep to assist the boys with any questions that
they may have. Boys who continually prove themselves academically are given the privilege
to study in private cubicles away from the Prep Room. Matrics are granted the privilege
of studying in their dorms unless their behaviour or academic progress is below what
is expected of them. Halfway during prep the boys are allowed to take a break where
sandwiches are provided for those that are still hungry.