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Regional Students

St Stephen’s School offers regional students a Perth-based education with the support and care of living with a local family. Our Home Away From Home (HAFH) program takes the guess work out of choosing a boarding option, with regional families paired with a Perth-based host family their child lives with during their time at St Stephen’s School.

Learn more about Home Away From Home

Making the move to a boarding environment can be very daunting for students and parents alike. The St Stephen’s School Home Away From Home program eases some of the traditional pressures associated with transitioning to a boarding school by offering students a home with their siblings and space to call their own, to make living away from home that little bit easier for all involved. Students can expect their own bedroom, a quiet area to study and most importantly, a safe, relaxed and nurturing family atmosphere. 

Our unique partnership with Talkabout Homestay sees each regional student matched with a local host family and welcomed into their home. Students and families are matched using a range of criteria, interviews and check-ins. Short-term trials (two to four weeks) are also available for families to decide whether the program is the right fit for their child or children. 

With two St Stephen’s School campus options offering specialist opportunities, leading ATAR pathways and vast Vocational options, regional students can choose an educational path that focuses on their passions, interests, and career aspirations. Extensive subject choices and extra-curricular programs enable students to access learning opportunities that guide them toward their post-school study, training and career choices. 

No matter where you live, start your child on their path at St Stephen’s School. Call 9243 2471 or email 

Fee Structure

The Home Away From Home fees have been structured as an all-inclusive package. For more information about payment options, such as Edstart payment plans, please see the School Fees page.

HAFH Fee Structure


Our Regional Scholarship program is now open.

Scholarships are offered to Year 7-10 regional students, with partial or full remission of tuition fees provided. Students also become part of the HAFH program, which provides students with a welcoming family environment to live in while they are at school. Please note costs associated with HAFH are not covered by the Scholarship. Please forward completed applications to