Boland College is a public Further Education and Training Institution. The College serves the extensive rural Boland region encompassing the Winelands, Overberg, Breede River Valley, Hex River Valley and Helderberg regions. Boland College comprises of five campuses located in Caledon, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Strand and Worcester, with satellite campuses in Hermanus and Kleinmond.
Paarl is undoubtedly the jewel of the Boland and boasts as the third oldest town in the country. This town has a rich history of patriotism and honour for the Afrikaans language that is displayed with the towering Afrikaans Language Monument which guards the entrance of the town.
The Paarl Campus of Boland College is situated in the picturesque Paarl Valley in an area that abounds in trees that contributes to the true and calming nature of the rural surroundings and is divided into two sites; Paarlberg and Drakenstein. The glistening Paarlberg keeps guard over the Paarlberg site while the mighty Bergriver forms the border of the Drakenstein site. The campus is situated within walking distance the CBD of Paarl. From clothing stores to clubs and everything in between - all just a stone throw away.
The Student Representative Council is responsible for organising various social events during the year, ranging from Potjiekos competitions, the Student Ball and Sport activities to various charity events. They are also responsible for the Campus Newspaper that appears quarterly and the student life on the campus. Within all these activities you will find something for everyone on the campus that will not only enrich your own life but give you the opportunity to learn new cultures, make life-long friends and create memories that you will never forget.
A variety of sporting activities is offered at Paarl Campus, such as athletics, cricket, rugby, netball, hockey, soccer, tennis and volley ball. Students compete at the summer and winter Inter-campus Sport Challenges against their fellow Boland College students from other campuses.
Each Campus' Student Representative Council members have been assigned to a different portfolio and they co-ordinate a range of social activities on and off campus. Some of these activities include debate evenings, arts evenings, a safety awareness week, and blood donor weeks. Various social responsibility projects are also a major part of the academic year at Boland College's Paarl Campus.
A specific corporate social responsibility project is launched by the winner of the various Mr and Miss Campus events. During the year the students are given the chance to showcase their talents in poetry, dance, song and music which culminates into the main cultural evening. This gives the top performers of the campuses the opportunity to show their peers who in Boland College has the true talent.