FAQ

Enrol

For all enrolment related enquiries, please contact our Enrolments Team:

+61 3 9584 4211
enrol@mentonegrammar.net

Below are some useful answers to the questions we often get asked.

All registered students are placed on our waiting list for their requested entry year (i.e. 2029) and year level (i.e. Year 7). Years ELC - 4 and Years 10 - 12 boys and girls are placed on co-ed waitlists whilst Years 5 - 9 boys and girls are placed on single sex waitlists according to our unique Together-Apart-Together model. 

Places at Mentone Grammar are offered according to waiting list priorities, the date of application and at the Principal’s discretion.

Our Priority points are:

Priority 1* (3 points): Siblings of current or past Mentone Grammar students.

Priority 2 (2 points): Children of past Mentone Grammar students.

Priority 3 (1 point): Children of current Mentone Grammar staff.

and

Earliest Date of Application

* Priorities include siblings of current MG students, siblings starting together, siblings starting later or older siblings already left.

Mentone Grammar is an open-entry school and accepts local students at all year levels, where places are available. The major intake years are ELC, Foundation and Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 but students can join from ELC - Year 11.  

Mentone Grammar welcomes international students from Years 9 - 11. Students applying for Year 11 must start in Term 1. Students applying for Year 10 can start Term 1 - Term 3. Students applying for Year 9 can start Term 1 - Term 4. 

Enrolment interviews are for Mentone Grammar to meet the student and assess if our School is a good fit for them. This can be based on academics, behaviour, ethics and values, and commitment to study, sport and co-curricular activities. Our interview aims are; 

  • To get to know the student. 
  • To ensure the School can cater for the student’s needs and provide any required learning support.
  • To assess school readiness for Foundation entry.
  • For the school to explain our programs and for parents to ask questions.
  • To explain the enrolment process and when the school may be able to offer a place.

Families are invited to attend an enrolment interview up to two years prior to intake with the Head of Campus. Places at Mentone Grammar are offered according to waiting list priorities, the date of application and at the Principal’s discretion.

Mentone Grammar recognises that all students are different and the ability to choose a device that suits the learning styles of each student should rest with the student and their family. All students in Years 5- 12 are expected to bring their own device (BYOD) to school on a daily basis for the use of learning in the classroom. Primary devices may be a notebook computer (PC or Mac) or a tablet, supplementary devices may be small tablets and smartphones.

The School will provide all educational resources such as email and the learning management system, accessible with a current web browser. Computer labs are available for subjects that may require specialist software or hardware tools.

Campion Education is the official supplier of Mentone Grammar Year 7 – 12 student books and stationery. 

Years Foundation – 6 student books and stationary are provided by the school (included in booklist levy).

All Year 7 and 9 students and any new students in Years 8, 10, 11 or 12 will need to order their calculator direct from Abacus via the Abacus website

Please contact enrol@mentonegrammar.net to request a copy of the years 7-12 booklists.

At Mentone Grammar, we take the health and safety of our students very seriously.

We use a health and safety application named CareMonkey in the best interest of the children whilst also reducing the burden on parents to fill out the same information on multiple forms throughout the year.

CareMonkey is a parent controlled electronic medical and permission form which replaces the paper based forms previously used for excursions, camps and enrolments. It gives parents the opportunity to update medical information promptly and accurately; provide permission for their child to participate in school events and; provides the school with instant access to the emergency information. CareMonkey is located in a highly secure environment in Australia and uses sophisticated security measures to keep data safe which is backed up every hour. As parents control the data that is available, the data in CareMonkey will never be shared with any other person or group without your consent. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. You can also visit the Care Monkey website for more information: www.caremonkey.com

Gifted and Talented Programs 

The ‘Dare 2 Dream!’program endeavours to enhance opportunities for highly able students in Years 2 - 12 via in-class support, pull-out programs, academic competitions and special program enrichment. The program strives to empower these students to reach their full academic and social/emotional potential through engaging in rigorous tasks with like-minded peers.

Criteria for inclusion:

General Extension (Years 2 - 10)
Using our comprehensive assessment screening, students need to assess in the top 4% in at least one area (General Reasoning, Maths, Reading and Writing) but not fall below the top 20% for others (spelling is not included). Students need to maintain an ‘A’ average in their grades.

Maths Extension (Years 5 - 9)
Students need to assess in the top 10% for Maths according to our comprehensive assessment screening.

(Some exceptions for inclusion do apply especially for twice exceptional students).

Competitions

A range of academic competitions are offered to highly able students on a term-by-term basis. These cover most areas of the curriculum and are usually inquiry-based.

Support for Students with Learning Difficulties

Targeted reading and numeracy interventions are implemented from Foundation to Year 8, with individualised curriculum support in Years 9 - 12. Students are involved in a comprehensive assessment program that helps us to identify students who may be in need of support.

Criteria for inclusion:

Bayview, Greenways and Frogmore: Using our comprehensive assessment screening, students need to be in the bottom 20% of their cohort in literacy and numeracy subjects (Spelling is not included). *Please note that the predominate focus is literacy support and curriculum support; numeracy support will only run at the discretion of the Head of Learning Enhancement should staff resources allow.

Eblana: Students need to be in the bottom 20% of their cohort in literacy or numeracy subjects. This measure is as determined by LE facilitators using Achievement Testing and Benchmark Reading.

Exceptions: There are some exceptions to the above Criteria for students with special needs who don’t present authentically within these data parameters.

Students in Years 7 - 12 are required to play Sport for Mentone Grammar in both the Summer (Term 4 and Term 1) and Winter (Term 2 and Term 3) seasons. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Athletics Program (training sessions are held during the school week on Wednesday afternoons (Greenways and Frogmore) and Thursday afternoons (Bayview)). Additional training sessions for ‘A’ teams are held each week as part of pre-season and in-season training.

Mentone Grammar offers a co-curricular program, in lieu of Sport, for selected students based on application each season.

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