Info Hub

This information hub provides the Mentone Grammar School Community with the latest updates in relation to the School’s management and response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Recent Announcements

Friday 27 March
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: END OF TERM 1

I commence this update with a heartfelt thank you. Over the last week, we have effectively delivered our off-site learning environment and it would not have been such an incredible success without your support. The staff worked so hard to get this platform up and running and our students adapted to it with relative ease and enthusiasm.

The situation, information and advice surrounding this health crisis is constantly transforming and, as such, it is difficult to predict what Term 2 will look for schools. The School Executive is set to convene on Tuesday 7 April to further review the situation and make an informed decision. I will provide you with an update after this time. It would be prudent for our School to prepare for another period of off-site learning but, without knowing how the situation might change, I am unable to confirm whether this will be the case. Your understanding at this challenging time is appreciated.

I am incredibly proud of the response of our School Community and I thank you for this. Have a safe and happy holiday break. 

My sincere best wishes to all,

Mal Cater
Principal

Friday 27 March 
SCHOOL CAMPUS CLOSED OVER HOLIDAYS

To allow all of our staff to socially isolate as effectively as possible, we will be closing the School campus over the holiday period. You can contact the School via our remote office on enquiry@mentonegrammar.net Enquiries will be regularly monitored.

Wednesday 25 March
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESS & HOUSEHOLDS

The Federal Government has asked Schools to help share the following information with our communities about the support that is available to families and businesses during these challenging times.

Please find below quick links to information on Government assistance for business and households impacted by COVID-19.

QUICK LINKS

Support Line: 13 28 46 or Business.gov.au 

Small or medium business with reduced cash flow  

Financially distressed businesses

Assisting economic recovery

Employ an apprentice or trainee

Sole trader that has lost business

Household finances hit by reduced work

Payments to support households

For more information on Coronavirus and the Government’s response, please visit: www.treasury.gov.au/coronavirus or www.australia.gov.au

Student Wellbeing Resources

10 Useful Resources for Student Wellbeing

How to talk to your children about COVID-19 (pdf, 85.26 KB)

FAQs

An off-site learning environment means that students will continue their learning at home, not at school. Teachers will facilitate student learning using a combination of online and take-home resources and platforms. This commences from Period 1 on Monday 23 March and will continue through to the end of Term 1 on Friday 27 March.  

If your child is unwell, please refrain from sending them to School this week, as usual. Please notify the School of any confirmed COVID-19 student cases on enquiry@mentonegrammar.net and follow government health guidelines about seeking medical advice.

Yes, the Bayside Aquatics Centre will be closed from the last session on Friday 20 March until further notice. 

Please adhere to government travel restrictions and isolation protocols

All Sport and Performing Arts rehearsals are postponed until further notice.

From COB on Friday 20 March, the Camp Australia service will cease until further notice. Holiday programs will not be offered while our campus is closed for public safety.   

Noone have advised that all their stores will be closed as of 1pm on Saturday,  28 March 2020 until further notice. This includes the Mentone Grammar campus store and their Hampton retail store. 

The P&F Secondhand Uniform Shop is also closed until further notice. 

Key Contacts 

During this period, email will be the most reliable mode of communication. Please see below key contacts to help direct your enquiries. Please continue to email Mentors and Teachers directly about learning-related matters.    

General Enquiry: enquiry@mentonegrammar.net

Early Learning Centre: elc@mentonegrammar.net

Eblana Campus: eblana@mentonegrammar.net

Bayview Campus: bayview@mentonegrammar.net

Greenways Campus: greenways@mentonegrammar.net

Frogmore Campus: frogmore@mentonegrammar.net

School Counsellors: staff-counsellors-psychologist@mentonegrammar.net 

 IT Support: itassist@mentonegrammar.net

Enrolments Team: enrol@mentonegrammar.net

Finance Team: juliea@mentonegrammar.net

Bayside Aquatics: info@baysideaquatics.com.au

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