Private board is when a student lives in someone else's home as a boarder. Usually the boarder lives as part of the family, using the living areas and facilities of the house while having their own room. Full board should include breakfast and an evening meal during the week and breakfast, lunch and evening meals at weekends and on public holidays.

If you are thinking of boarding you will need to consider all or some of the following:

It will take a little time for the home owner and the new boarder to adjust to each other. This will include finding out where things are and what needs to be done and for the home owner to work out the best way to make a boarder feel welcome.

The cost of full board in Christchurch is around $160 - $200 per week and listings can be found on the internet.