Creswick House is the Boarding House for Wadhurst boys at Melbourne Grammar. Up to 14 Year 7 and 8 boys live in this home away from home, a graceful Victorian house overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Boys come from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Victorian provincial cities, country Victoria, interstate and overseas. Some are children of expatriate families. It is a caring and dynamic environment in which young people learn more about themselves and other cultures, as well as form lifelong friendships. There is always somebody to challenge in a game of chess, football or a kicking competition or to seek clarification of homework tasks, help with study or simply to sit about with and chat.
Communal rooms have four or five bunk beds and desks. A central lounge is used for meetings and the boys watch television here together. A kitchenette is always stocked with snacks. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken in the School dining hall.
Weekdays are busy, with classes, sports training, homework, excursions and games. On weekends the boys have Saturday competitive sport then often relax in front of an in-house DVD, go to the movies, the city, ten pin bowling and other activities or events. They make the most of their close proximity to the School's swimming pool, gymnasium and tennis court complex.
Visits to family and friends are encouraged. Overseas boys share experiences with Melbourne Grammar School day families on long weekends. Several times a year, boarders at Creswick are joined by the Wadhurst staff for Social Functions.
Day boys are welcomed as visitors outside of Homework Times.
Five tutors share duties in Creswick House and the boys are supervised at all times in an extended family environment. The Head of House and two Gap students live in the house with the boarders.