At Melbourne Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy, we use gymnastics as a tool to learn how to move our body and develop social, emotional and behavioural competence to thrive now and in the future. Please read carefully our club policies.
We ensure that MAGA is continually up to date with the latest government COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions regarding the health and safety of all families.
Preparation: MAGA is regularly professionally steam cleaned and anti COVID-19 deep cleaned.
Upon Arrival: Students must sanitise their hands upon arrival. Parents and carers must sanitise their hands and sign in using the QR code upon arrival.
The Parent’s Area and Reception: Parents must maintain 1.5m social distancing when in the reception, foyer or parent’s area.
Coaches and Staff: All coaches and staff will wear a face mask when in the reception and foyer, however, will not wear a face mask when teaching. Instead they will maintain 1.5m social distancing when possible.
Drink Breaks: It is imperative that students bring their own drink bottles to class.
Cleaning Before and After Class; The centre is fitted with multiple cleaning stations. Before and after each class all surfaces, equipment, and bathrooms will be thoroughly cleaned. The centre also endures a deep clean twice per week.
Enrolments and student registration
An enrolment form will be provided for each student, it is important that these details are completed and submitted to administration at the front desk prior to class commencement.
A Registration & Insurance Fee is payable annually to Gymnastics Australia and is covered by MAGA. This fee covers the costs of Insurances and Membership with Gymnastics Australia. There are no other start-up costs.
Re-enrolment into classes each term is automatic, unless specified by a parent/ caregiver in writing to administration.
Student enrolments are for the minimum of each school term. MAGA does not offer refunds on classes. Fees are calculated by the school term. If a new student joins a class mid-term, the cost of fees is pro-rated for the remaining weeks left of term. Payments can be made via fortnightly Direct Debits, Bank Transfer, exact cash or EFTPOS at reception.
Term fees are required to be paid up front at the time of enrolment. Alternatively, direct debit payments are required to be set up fortnightly with our Ezidebit system. Ezidebit payments are required to be debited every second Monday of term. A $5.50 Ezidebit set up fee applies to direct debits and an .88c fee is charged per transaction.
Failure to pay term fees or outstanding invoices by the due date will result in a $20 late fee and exemption from class until payment is made.
Uniforms & Attire
All students are required to wear firm fitting clothing to classes. No skirts, loose clothing or jewellery is permitted. Hair must be tied back and away from your face at all times.
Our Recreational Classes do not have a mandatory uniform. Squad children must train in a leotard, crop top, leggings, or bike pants. Boys are required to wear exercise shorts no longer than their knees and a firm fitted shirt.
MAGA uniforms are available to purchase from reception. Speak to the manager for more information.
MAGA offers 1 make-up class, once per term, providing there is sufficient space in the appropriate class. This make-up class must be used within the same term and does not roll over to the following term. MAGA does not offer refunds or credits for missed classes or change of mind.
Absences due to significant, and ongoing illness or injury are eligible for fees to be credited or direct debit to be suspended upon the provision of a medical certificate. Members may commence classes again once they have received clearance to return to sport by their treating physician.
Squad and Development classes are not eligible for make-up classes.
MAGA is legally and morally obligated to report all concerns of child abuse and child safety to the authorities. The police or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be contacted if an employee forms the belief that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused. MAGA is committed to ensuring a child safe environment; all allegations will be treated seriously.
Social Media and Photography
Staff may take photographs and videos of students for coaching, training, and promotional purposes, unless otherwise specified in writing. Members not wishing to have their children’s images taken or used, must put it in writing to the club.
Parents are not permitted to take photos or videos of their children in class. This is in accordance with Australian Child Protection Laws.
MAGA expects that respect be shown at all times. Gossip, verbal aggression or physical assault towards members or staff will strictly not be tolerated. Those demonstrating these behaviours may be asked to leave the premises.
MAGA has a strict anti-bullying policy. Bullying will not be tolerated. All incidents of bullying are taken seriously and will be managed on a case-by-case basis. Members who have experienced bullying are strongly encouraged to talk with their coach or management to ensure all issues are swiftly resolved.
Should a member or employee have a grievance, they must put it in writing to the manager. The manager will review the grievance and organise a meeting to discuss the issue. MAGA will take all reasonable steps to attempt to resolve all grievances.
If the temperature reaches 38 degrees in the gym classes will be cancelled and credited.
Smoking is strictly prohibited. Smoking is not permitted on the property. In accordance with Victoria’s anti-smoking laws, no smoking is permitted within 4 meters of the facilities entrance. Anyone caught smoking within four meters of a building where the ban applies may face an on-the-spot infringement penalty.