Back to School in 2022

As per the Queensland Premier's announcement on 9 January 2022, there will be a delay to the start of the school year for all schools. The changes announced will apply to all primary and secondary school students, as well as kindergartens on school sites. As always, the School will continue to communicate with our families over the coming weeks and when there are changes that affect the School and our students.

Returning to RGS in 2022 or joining us for the first time? We are so excited to welcome you in 2022! Here you will find all the information you will need to start the new school year on the right foot. If you cannot find something you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact RGS Reception on 07 49 360 600. New enrolments are welcome to contact the Registrar with any questions.

Orientation Books

Please note that the Term dates and Orientation information outlined in the above documents are now inaccurate. Please see below for updated key dates and ensure parents and guardians are reading any communication from the School regarding changes to the 2022 school year. 

Uniforms

The Red and Black Shop will reopen from Tuesday 4 January 2022 and operate from 8:00am - 5:00pm each weekday.

Appointments are required prior to visiting the Red and Black Shop, as store limits are currently in place. 

Please book your uniform appointment online here. 

Covid-19 Information
Covid-19 Update

As a Statutory Body of the Queensland Government, The Rockhampton Grammar School will continue to follow Queensland Health instructions and advice in response to COVID-19.

Please note that Queensland Health mandates and requirements may change by the commencement of Term 1. If significant changes are announced, the School will provide further updates to all families via email. 

Vaccination

Students of all ages can attend school in Queensland, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Parents and carers are not required to show evidence of vaccination to attend or visit the School. We ask that parents and carers use the QLD App to “Check In” when visiting. 

Further information regarding vaccination in Queensland can be read in full here

Face Mask Requirements

Face mask requirements apply to all students 12 years and older, and all high school students irrespective of their age.

Students, and any visitor to the School including a parent or carer, must wear a face mask when indoors, including in classrooms. This is a Queensland Government mandate.  

Students will not be required to wear face masks while they are in the School’s boarding accommodation.

The public health directive regarding the wearing of face masks, including exemption information, can be read here.

Key Dates

School Reception opens
Tuesday 4 January - 8:00am 2022
Red & Black Shop opens
Tuesday 4 January - 8:00am 2022
Children of critically essential workers can attend RGS for supervision
Monday 24 January - 8:30am 2022
Australia Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Year 11 and 12 students commence Remote Learning
Monday 31 January 2022
All Boarding students return
Sunday 6 February 2022
All students (P-12) commence onsite learning
Monday 7 February 2022

First Day of School - Monday 7 February 2022

Primary (New students)
Meet in Duggan Hall for an 8:30am start
Primary (Returning students)
Make way to relevant classroom for an 8:30am start
Year 7 (All)
Meet in Auditorium for an 8:30am start
Year 8 - 12 (All)
Meet in Spaceframe for an 8:30am start

Orientation Programme

Due to the significant changes to the start of the 2022 school year announced by the Queensland Premier, the 2022 Orientation Programme will not go ahead as scheduled. The School is absolutely committed to ensuring our new students and families feel welcomed, prepared and supported as they commence their learning journey with RGS. Orientation activities will be included on the first day of onsite learning (Monday 7 February) and continued throughout the first weeks of term. Please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar with any questions in the meantime.

At this stage, all boarders (both new and returning) will move into the Dormitories on Sunday 6 February 2022. Further information around this will be communicated to boarding families via email.