Structure of the Day
8.30 am Arrive at School: House assembly
8.30 am School activities – House assembly or MS Assembly / Chapel / Mentor groups
8.55 am Lessons commence
1.00 pm Lunch in Darling Hall
3.40 pm End of classes
4.00 pm Co-curricular Music (Mon), Sport programme (Tues/Wed*), Homework Club (Wed*)
4.00 pm Bus departs (Thur, Fri)
5.15 pm Bus departs (Mon, Tues, Wed)
* Year 7 and 8 students participate in Sport on Wednesday afternoon, Years 5 and 6 students may elect to participate in Homework Club on Wednesday afternoon or depart early.
Key activities outside class
Prep (aka Homework)
Day students have the opportunity to ‘Day Board’ on selected days during the week, that is, to have dinner and Prep (supervised study) on campus with classmates before returning home at 8.30pm. This is only recommended for students in Years 7 and 8. Day students in Years 5 and 6 may elect to stay after class on Wednesday afternoon to participate in Homework Club, under guided supervision.
From Monday to Wednesday after class, day students engage in the Music and Sport programme. One of the greatest benefits of attending a boarding school, is that everything is accessible on campus – not a car ride, a bus or a train journey away. Through the co-curricular programme, we encourage students to explore and discover new talents and interests, for it is the lessons and skills learned from these experiences outside of the classroom, that are just as valuable and transferable. Our co-curricular programme is anchored in providing students choice and the opportunity to uncover their passions. Once they find something that they really enjoy, we will help them to follow and expand further. The Middle School Drama production is a key activity for students in Term 3 and 4.
As a member of the Associated Public Schools of Victoria (APS), all boarding and day students in Years 7 and 8 participate in compulsory sporting competitions or practice on Saturday mornings throughout term time. There are a wide range of sports at different levels of achievement available for students to be involved in. Whilst we do not prescribe which sport students play, we do insist that they are involved in something.