Boarding Contacts

Mr Bruce H Keys – Head of Boarding

Mr Keys is a distinguished educator with more than 30 years’ experience in boarding and pastoral care. He was the first Head of Boarding at WAS, helping to establish the School’s co-education boarding facility in 1997. In 2014 he re-joined the School and recognises his time at WAS as one of the highlights of his career.

Commencing his education and boarding career at the esteemed Cranbrook School in Sydney, Mr Keys has also held the position of the Director of Boarding at Brisbane Boys College, and the Head of Sport and HPE at Faith Lutheran College, Redlands. Mr Keys resides in Booth House with his wife Paula. Mr and Mrs Keys have three adult children, Jessica, Jack and Jemma, all past students of WAS, who now live in Brisbane.


Mr Brad Allen – Assistant Head of Boarding

Mr Allen has joined the Booth House boarding team this year and was previously the Head of Boys’ Boarding at All Saints’ College for the past five years. Previous to this Mr Allen held significant positions at Dulwich Preparatory School in England and at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School in Western Australia. Mr Allen is joined by his wife Jodie and two children, Imogen and Harry.


Mrs Sandy Wood – House Mother

Every home needs a mother, and Booth House is no exception. Sandy is a long serving member of the boarding house and, as such, has the experience to assist all boarders along their journey here in Booth House. Her role in the house is wide-reaching and demanding, however she very much enjoys working with her boarder ‘kids’, an extension of her own adult family and grandchildren.


Mrs Wendy Carson – School Nurse

One of the most important aspects of boarding life is that of a boarder’s health and wellbeing. Mrs Carson has the role of caring for our boarders in their time of need. A Registered Nurse with an extensive career, her experiences have been in many fields, including Midwifery and Mental Health and research. Mrs Carson is also a parent of Whitsunday Anglican School. Boarders have access to Mrs Carson throughout the School day, morning and afternoon clinics in Booth House, as well as 24/7 on call access.


Booth House Contact Details

  • Head of Boarding: (Office) +617 4969 2044 • (Mobile) +61 0477 332 633 • (Email) bke@was.qld.edu.au
  • Assistant Head of Boarding: (Mobile) +61 0429 823 866 • (Email) bal@was.qld.edu.au
  • Leave Phone: (Voicemail Only) +617 4969 2071 • (Email) boarding@was.qld.edu.au
  • Girls’ Internal Phone: +617 4969 2046
  • Boys’ Internal Phone: +617 4969 2045
  • School Office Phone: +617 4969 2000
  • School Nurse: (Office) +617 4969 2005 • (Mobile)+61 0421 886 660 • (Email) wcarson@was.qld.edu.au