In many ways, boarders share a similar experience with day students after school, but they have the benefit of not having to travel far to ‘home’, or back to school for cocurricular events. After sporting and other commitments are taken care of, boarders are free to relax after school and spend time with friends before dinner.
There is a dedicated period set aside for homework before dinner for boys in Years 7 – 8 and after dinner for older students. Each boy is required to focus on his studies during this supervised time.
Melbourne Grammar School is a busy place when classes end. All Melbourne Grammar School students in Years 7 - 12 participate in an inter-school competition in their chosen sport(s) throughout the year. This normally involves before or after school training twice a week.
Boys may be involved in performances rehearsals, music practice or debating training, or want to spend extra time in the art studio. They may also choose to get a head start on their homework.
Academic tutors are engaged to support learning in Mathematics English. Other boarding staff are available to assist in other academic disciplines.
We also hold career events, hear from community speakers and have other academic enrichment activities on offer at the end of the school day.
Boarders often walk back over to the main School grounds to play a game on the oval with their mates or spend some time in the nearby gym. They may simply choose to spend time watching TV, playing table tennis or pool at the boarding house or enjoying one of the lounge or courtyard areas, immediately adjacent to boarders’ rooms with their friends.
Our Afternoon Boarding Tutor
The Afternoon Boarding Tutor offers a friendly, welcoming face to greet the boys at the end of their school day. Our Afternoon Assistant serves afternoon tea and supervises boarders, including those completing their homework, until dinner time.
It is good to be able to catch up on homework with friends. You can help each other out.