Information for parents

As you know, schools have an obligation to take all reasonably practicable steps to protect the health and safety of our staff and students. We understand you’ll have questions about how classroom learning and co-curricular activities will continue under the NSW Government’s requirements for COVID-safe school operations. If you have a question, please email feedback@bmgs.nsw.edu.au

When do Year 12 return to campus?
Year 12 students can return to campus on Monday 18 October for online learning lessons (supervised in the LRC) and to participate in “study bubbles”.

When do Years 7-11 return to campus?
Years 7-11 return to campus on Monday 25 October, and will follow the normal school timetable.

Will there be staggered start and finish times?
No. Normal school times and bells apply to all cohorts.

How do students use change rooms for PDHPE lessons following COVID-19 guidelines?
Change rooms will operate as normal. Students must be mindful of keeping their distance from one another and spend as little time in the change rooms as possible.

How will social distancing work on school buses? Will you be putting extra buses on if students have to space out more?
Students are to socially distance when using BMGS school bus services, public buses, and train services. BMGS buses have ample room to accommodate social distancing. BMGS bus windows will be opened during operation.

When does my child have to wear a mask at school? In class, in the playground, playing sport?
All Senior School Students are expected to wear a mask at all times including inside and outside, alone or with others.

Junior School Students are encouraged to wear masks on buses and trains.

Does my child need to wear a mask if playing sport inside or using the climbing wall? ​​​​​​​
Yes. Masks should only be removed for safety, extreme physical exertion, or eating and drinking.

What happens if my child refuses to wear a mask at school?
​​​​​​​Students are expected to comply with mask-wearing rules. Where a student is found not wearing a mask by a member of staff (even after eating or exercising) a reminder will be provided and the student supervised in fitting their mask. If this cannot be achieved, the student will be sent to sickbay and sent home. Repeated non-compliance may result in further disciplinary action including a return to home learning.

How do parents drop their children off at school? Are there any changes?
​​​​​​​Parents are asked to remain in or with their vehicle when dropping children off or picking up children.

Will teachers be wearing masks in classrooms?
Yes. The Headmaster may grant an employee an exemption to the requirement. Please refer to the Public COVID-Safety Version 29 October 2021 document for more information.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Thursday, 27 January 2022

Friday, 28 January 2022

Friday, 8 April 2022

Start Term 2

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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Friday, 18 June 2021

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Friday, 24 June 2022

Start Term 3

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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Friday, 23 September 2022

Start Term 4

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Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Wednesday,11 October 2022

Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Vacation Care Begins

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Thursday, 9 December 2021

Friday, 17 December 2021

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Thursday, 8 December 2022

Friday, 16 December 2022

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