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. As always, the School will continue to communicate with our families when there are changes that affect the School and our students. Please ensure parents and carers are reading the Back to School Updates that are being emailed to families each week. 

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 is currently operating as per Term time trading hours, which are as follows:

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 10:00am and 12:00pm - 5:00pm 

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. 

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. Masks are strongly encouraged for students in Years 3 to 6. 

All high school students, including those who are under 12 years of age, must wear a mask unless they are seated or are able to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others.

All school staff and childcare workers are required to wear masks while standing or moving about indoors, but may remove their mask when seated or if able to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others while teaching or interacting with students or when outdoors

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.

Parents and Carers on Campus

As per the Queensland Government's "Back to School" plan for Queensland schools, the School is limiting visitors on campus from 7 February - 4 March, with exceptions for parents and carers of students experiencing vulnerability, and all students attending Early Childhood Development Programs, Kindergarten, Prep or Year 1. 

Key Dates

School Reception opens
Tuesday 4 January - 8:00am
Red & Black Shop opens
Tuesday 4 January - 8:00am
Children of critically essential workers can attend RGS for supervision
Monday 24 January - Friday 4 February
Australia Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26 January
Year 11 and 12 students commence Remote Learning
Monday 31 January
New Boarding students arrive
Sunday 6 February - 8:30am
Continuing Boarding students return
Sunday 6 February - 2:00pm
All students (P-12) commence onsite learning
Monday 7 February

With the delay to the school year, the School has reviewed the school calendar and made a number of changes to maximise learning time for all students from Prep to Year 12. As a result of this, term dates throughout the year have now changed and we encourage our families to familiarise themselves with these new dates.