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Bacchus Marsh Grammar e-News
Issue 28  |  14 September 2016
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Bacchus Marsh Grammar is currently undertaking a significant building program. The following is a summary of the changes that are occurring and some temporary arrangements that will be in place for Term 4 and into 2017.

Renovations to the gymnasium are nearing completion, the changes incorporated a new suite of offices, as well as an increase in size to the weights and conditioning room areas. The front façade of the gymnasium (northern face) will also get a makeover, with modern burnt orange Alucabond cladding to extend right across the building. To the rear of the gym, the sports storeroom is being extended to consolidate the storage space and remove any overflow and large items from the gymnasium floor space.

Works are continuing with the main carpark (carpark 1), to help streamline, beautify and improve safety for students, parents and staff. There will be a large shelter in the middle island for students and parents to utilise whilst they wait as well as a couple of smaller shelters on the oval side road along the drop off and pick-up zone.

Added to the shelters and landscaping, the corner alongside the cricket nets is currently being prepared for a new uniform shop, gatehouse and delivery area. It is anticipated that this project will be complete ready for use by the beginning of 2017.

Throughout Term Four, work is expected to commence on a new double storey addition to fill the space between the Administration building and Wilson Hall.  This will see The Health Centre relocated to the ground floor of this build, with office space on the first floor for administration offices. It is also anticipated that this facility will be fully operational by the beginning of 2017.

Stage 1 of the new seating area near the canteen is almost complete. We are hoping to have a series of tables and chairs in this area by the beginning of Term 4, just in time for the warm weather!

Additional new classrooms are on their way. Up to 15 new classrooms and staff office space will be delivered and installed onsite in 2 stages. Stage 1 will be completed, ready for classes at the beginning of 2017 academic year, while Stage 2 will be ready by the beginning of Term 2 2017. Stage one consists of 10 large classrooms, and will be a double storey build. Stage 2 will have 5 classrooms down stairs and a suite new offices upstairs. Stage 1 will run North/South from the current Health Centre to the playground near the canteen, and Stage 2 will run East/West from the playground near the canteen to the BMG Café.

The playground space at the school is currently being redesigned to create a unique and exciting play space area that will effectively become an entrance way for parents and visitors using the main car park. This is an exciting project and will help finish off the building and landscapes works at Bacchus Marsh Grammar.

The volume of the building works, will necessitate some temporary arrangements to be put in place for Term 4 2016 and Semester One, 2017.

The Health Centre will be temporarily relocated to new office space, in Level One of the gymnasium, until the new Health Centre is completed and relocated to the Administration building. The Uniform Shop will be temporality relocated to the “Old Café” space in Wilson Hall, until completion of their new building, Disruption to educational programs within the school will be kept to a minimum, it is anticipated that there will be no direct disruption to any classes. Thank you to Mr Nam Ha Quach, the School’s Property Manager for his planning and overseeing of the completion of this major phase of building within the school.

Kevin Richardson
Acting Principal 

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End of Term 3 2016

Friday 16/09/2016

  • Junior School – 2.05pm
  • Senior School – 2.15pm

Note: Private Busses will coincide with the early finish times. 

End of Term Bus Information: Important Notice for Public and Town Service Bus Travelers.

The following buses in the Melton Secondary College network will be collecting students on Friday 16 September as per their normal school timetable (these buses will not be finishing early to coincide with the end of Term early finish).

  • Bacchus Marsh – CRC – Longforest Rd (Kurunjang Bus)
  • Bacchus Marsh – CRC – Bacchus Marsh Grammar (West Melton Bus)
  • Toolern Vale – Melton
  • Holts Lane

Please note that any students travelling on these services will need to wait for the bus to arrive at the normal time.

School Holiday Office Hours

Monday 19 September to Thursday 29 September 2016
9:30am to 3:30pm.

School Term Notification

Important Reminder

A reminder to all current families that if your child is not returning for the start of the 2017 school year, that a Term’s notice must be provided, per the Bacchus Marsh Grammar Business Notice.

If you require any further assistance, please contact School Registrar Mrs Shona Hiscock on 5366 4800.

Bacchus Marsh Grammar, Early Learning Centre, Woodlea

Our Early Learning Centre, Woodlea is a long Day Care Centre incorporating comprehensive kindergarten programs for children aged three to five years.  The Centre also provides a rich learning environment to cater for two-year-old children.

Personal qualities such as integrity, empathy and respect for others will be evident within every day teaching.

The Curriculum will be implemented to ensure children enter their schooling years with not only the academic competence to thrive in their prep years but with the embedded skills to ensure they are lifelong learners.

We are now taking registration of interest for enrolment for children aged 2 – 5 years of age for 2017 and beyond. Please visit our web site at www.bmg.vic.edu.au/enrolments to submit an online enquiry.

More information will be available early Term 4.

Kerry Osborn
Director of Early Learning 

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