Return to on-campus learning

Melbourne Grammar School is implementing a staged return to on-campus learning.

What you need to know

  • Prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 11 and Year 12 students will return to on-campus learning on Tuesday 26 May 2020.
  • Students in Years 3 – 10 are expected to return to on-campus learning on Tuesday 9 June 2020.
  • Decisions about the return to on-campus learning are guided by our abiding concern for the safety, health and welfare of our students and staff.

Frequently asked questions

These FAQs relate to arrangements at Melbourne Grammar School from Monday 25 May until Friday 5 June. Further information about arrangements beyond this date will be available in due course.

Note that detailed information for the arrangements for students in Prep – Year 2, and for students in Years 11 and 12, and boarders, is available here within the relevant sections in this location. myMGS credentials will be required to access this information.

When will students return to on-campus learning at Melbourne Grammar School?

Prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 11 and Year 12 students will return to on-campus learning on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

Students in Years 3 – 10 are expected to return to on-campus learning on Tuesday 9 June 2020

Why is the return being staged?

Prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 11 and Year 12 students will return to on-campus learning on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

Students in Years 3 – 10 are expected to return to on-campus learning on Tuesday 9 June 2020.

When will boarders be able to return to Boarding Houses?

We will be opening the Boarding Houses to Year 11 and 12 boarders from 3pm, Monday 25 May so that they have the opportunity to commence on-campus classes on Tuesday 26 May with their peers.

At this stage, the proposed return for boarders in Years 7 - 10 is from 3pm, Monday 8 June which is the conclusion of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Again, this gives the opportunity for boarders to commence on-campus classes with their peers.

What steps have been taken to manage the risk of COVID-19 on campuses?

The School has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 management plan . This plan includes, but is not limited to, actions relating to:

  • Arrival and departure arrangements for students
  • Hygiene, cleaning and other preventative practices – individual, and in classrooms and other areas
  • Teaching and learning, including the shape of the day
  • Arrangements for boarders
Should I keep my child at home if they are unwell or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms?

Yes. Please refer to the Return to School Self Assessment COVID-19 Checklist available in the Whole School documents section here. myMGS credentials will be required to access this information.

Why are parents and other visitors not permitted on campus?

Access is being limited to minimise the risk of infection on the campus.

What will be the structure of the day at Grimwade House?

Until Friday 5 June, Grimwade House will operate the fortnightly timetable as published for both on and off-campus students.

From Tuesday 9 June, when all students are expected to have returned on-campus, we will recommence our regular weekly timetable as published in Term I.

When on-campus, all lessons will be delivered by Class Teachers and Specialist Teachers, with the exception of lessons requiring large gatherings such as Assemblies, Chapel and Year group buddies which will be modified or suspended. (These will be delivered virtually where possible.)

Will Grimwade Club and OSHC be operating for the remainder of Term II?

No. Grimwade Club and OSHC will not be operating for the remainder of Term II.

What will be the structure of the day in Wadhurst?

Wadhurst did not change its timetable structure for off-campus learning. Accordingly, the same arrangements for students in Years 7 and 8 will continue when they return to on-campus learning.

What will be the structure of the day in the Senior School?

The ‘four period’ structure to the school day implemented for off-campus learning will continue, with minor adjustments, for all students in the Senior School until the end of Term II.

The normal daily structure will return in Term III albeit with possible modifications to co-curricular activities such as Chapel services, Assemblies and other large group meetings.

When will APS sport resume?

The APS Winter season has not yet commenced and no pre-season training or trial matches will be held until further notice.

Will on-site Supervision for Children of Medical and Emergency Service Personnel Families with Special Needs and Children at Risk continue?

This service will continue for students in Prep to Year 12 until Friday 22 May 2020.

No service will be available on Monday 25 May as there will be no classes on this day.

From Tuesday 26 May to Friday 5 June, the service will only be available for children in Years 3 to 10 as students from Prep to Year 2 and Years 11 and 12 will have commenced on-campus learning.

From Tuesday 9 June, the service will not be available for any children as they will have all (Prep – Year 12) commenced on-campus learning.

When will the Uniform Shop be open?

Information about Uniform Shop locations and opening hours is available here