The construction of Knowling House - a 72 bed fourth senior boarding house located in the Greystone precinct comprising of Greystone itself and a dedicated annex has commenced in 2013, and is due for completion in February 2014.
Facilities include small dormitory spaces for girls in a mix of 6, 4, 2 and single bed styles, common rooms and “chill” spaces, customised accommodation for a Housemistress, a Housemother and two ‘stooges' with new bathrooms throughout, all reflecting the needs and priorities of contemporary boarding life.
Great care has been taken to blend the design in with the existing architecture. The growth in numbers that Knowling House will facilitate is limited and will not impact negatively on the character and experience of boarding at DSG. Rather it will significantly enhance it. Having four houses of approximate equal size will help to balance the school. Competition between the houses will be enhanced by the presence of a fourth contender in every event – academic, cultural and sporting.
The Knowling House girls were fortunate to be able to move in at the beginning of January 2014. The official opening takes place on Wednesday 26 February 2014.
Here are some of the beautiful spaces within and around Knowling House: