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 10 SEPTEMBER:
PRIORITY VACCINATION PROGRAM 

As communicated to families last week, the Premier implemented a priority vaccination program for final year school students (VCE & VCAL), their teachers and VCE exam supervisors and assessors. This includes Years 11 students completing 3/4 subjects. The vaccinations are not mandated and the decision each family makes with regards to vaccinating their child will be respected.

The government program commenced on Tuesday 7 September and will continue until Friday 17 September

How to book an appointment
Eligible students and staff can access priority vaccination appointments for first and second doses. To book an appointment and find a vaccination centre, visit the www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au website or contact the Coronavirus hotline by phoning 1800 434 144.

What to bring to your appointment

• a face mask

• any emails about your vaccination appointment (on your phone or printed)

• photo identification, if you have one, such as a student ID card, passport or driver’s licence

• a Medicare card or Individual Healthcare Identifier number

If you already have a booking, please continue with that booking as planned. When required, students are able to miss a class to attend a vaccination appointment. 

The department has also provided Vaccination Information Packs for students and parents.

If you have any questions, please contact the Frogmore Office: rebeccar@mentonegrammar.net

MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Due to the lockdown extension announced by the Premier until Thursday 23 September, we will continue with off-site learning for the remainder of this term. 

We understand the disappointment many will feel and appreciate the impact it may have on the social and emotional wellbeing of our students. Our Mentors, Year Level and House Coordinators are doing an incredible job overseeing the wellbeing needs of students in their care and I, again, encourage students and families to reach out to these people should they need further support.

Essential Services Program
The Essential Services Program will continue for a limited number of students who qualify for the categories of vulnerability or children of authorised workers. If you are not already registered for this program please email Stuart Bainbridge at spb@mentonegrammar.net Please note that strict criteria apply for the allocation of places.

Calendar Updates
As previously communicated, we regret that many events will not be able to run as planned. A team of staff regularly review the calendar and will advise accordingly should an event be cancelled, postponed or conducted online. I can confirm that, unfortunately, key end-of-term events such as Cadet Camp, Year 10 Work Experience and planned House Dinners will not run for Term 3. Specific campus updates will be provided accordingly.

Wellbeing Resources

Coping with Unexpected Change During COVID-19

10 Useful Resources for Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Hub

Healthy Habits for Positive Wellbeing During Social Isolation (pdf, 2.23 MB)

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

Supporting Children Learning From Home (pdf, 205.04 KB)

ALWAYS CONNECTED PUBLICATION

Mentone Grammar's publication 'Always Connected' provides our Community with an overview of the School's response to COVID-19 and the changing nature of school life in 2020.

Read Always Connected

COMMUNITY BUSINESS REGISTER

We are pleased to share with you the Mentone Grammar Community Business Directory.

The directory features family businesses in our School Community that we can support with our patronage at this time. 

While the current health crisis and social distancing restrictions are impacting local business, we do know the powerful and positive difference a supportive community can make. 

If you would like to register your business on this directory, please complete the online form at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RV9X2WZ.


FAQs

If your child is unwell or has had contact with any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, please do not send them to School. 
Unwell symptoms include:
Fever
Cough 
Sore throat
Shortness of breath
Runny nose
Sneezing 
Vomiting

Please notify the School of any confirmed COVID-19 student cases on enquiry@mentonegrammar.net and follow government health guidelines about seeking medical advice.

Please adhere to government travel restrictions and isolation protocols

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

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