Frequently Asked Questions
Rest assured that if your son falls ill he will be well looked after at the Health Centre. If the illness is of a more serious nature or if your son needs to leave school for an extended period, he must stay with a guardian or a parent until he is recovered.
Should your son be absent from the Boarding House for medical or other reasons the School requires notification.
Just like day boys, boarders are expected to comply with all school uniform regulations. Boys are expected to travel to and from school in the correct school uniform. Those who have just finished sport at the end of the day may return to the House in sports gear.
Full correct sports uniform is required for PE, House sport and School sport. Boys playing representative sport must ensure they are well presented.
Boys may wear neat casual clothes during non-school hours.
Most of the boarding staff live on-site with their families, creating a close-knit community within the boarding precinct.
Each year a new cohort of boys from across Victoria, Australia and even overseas arrive at Melbourne Grammar School – so your son will be making the transition from home in the company of peers.
To help make the transition to life in Melbourne easier, we plan an extensive orientation programme for the first few weeks of the school year. This enables the boys to get to know each other better, along with finding their way around their new school and city.
Yes, just like at home, the boys will have help to ensure homework is being done, to check record books and to lend assistance when needed. At weekends no set time is laid down for homework although time on Sunday is usually established as a period for quiet work.
Specialist tutors in mathematics and languages area available throughout the week to help the boys with their homework.
All main meals are eaten in the Luxton Dining Hall. Breakfast and evening meals are supervised by the Duty Tutor whilst lunch is eaten with teaching staff. Meals are served via a cafeteria style servery and boys have a choice of meals. Boarders are strongly encouraged to consider what they eat so that they ensure a balanced healthy diet. Vegetarian meals are available by arrangement.
Boys also have access to House kitchenettes that have all the food and equipment – fridges, microwaves, toasters, sandwich makers, jugs – to make drinks and snacks outside of main meal times.