St Stephen’s School's Home Away From Home (HAFH) program that provides students from regional WA with a comfortable homestay environment in Perth while attending the northern suburbs school.

Being a long way from home can be quite daunting for regional students and their families. The HAFH program meets strict guidelines for peace of mind and fosters a strong relationship between the student, their family in regional WA, the host family and the School.

A unique partnership with Talkabout Homestay sees each regional student matched with a local host family, according to a range of criteria, interviews and check-in processes, which gives them their own space in a home environment amongst a host family.

Students in the HAFH program have access to all School activities and opportunities and will be guided through their Secondary schooling by the St Stephen’s School Care Team, Career Advisors and academic and vocational specialists, depending where their passion lies. 

Another distinctive feature of the HAFH program is the offer of a short-term trial, which may be two or four weeks, that sees the student take on all aspects of the program to see if the arrangement will work for them and their families. 

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

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