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.
As per the most recent announcements regarding restrictions for Indoor Sports Centres, MAGA will not exceed 20 people in total in the centre at any one time. We have implemented a number of COVID-19 specific regulations and procedures.
Preparation: MAGA has been professionally steam cleaned and anti COVID-19 deep cleaned in preparation for reopening.
Closed Areas: The Parents’ Lounge, Kids Corner and Main Foyer will remain closed to everyone except class participants.
The Car Park: The car park is now marked with waiting areas 1.5m apart. Families will be required to wait here until participants are met at the front door one by one.
Drop Off Zone: Class participants will be met at the front door and chaperoned inside by a staff member. Children will be required to sanitise their hands upon arrival and MUST bring their own drink bottle.
Waiting before Class Starts: The foyer is marked with coloured crosses, 1.5m apart. Each participant will find their own ‘X’ to stand on and wait for class to start. This is where they will leave their shoes, drink bottle and jumper.
1.5m Social Distancing during Class: The gym floor and apparatus has been marked with ‘STOP’ zones for turn taking and waiting. Warm up areas, and the trampoline platform have been marked with Velcro spots 1.5m apart. Circuits and activities have been modified to be fun and able to be completely independently without the ‘spot’ of a coach.
Drink Breaks: Class Participants will be sent for drink breaks according the their coloured ‘X’s’. This will ensure that only 5 – 6 participants will be together at any one time.
At the End of each Class: At the end of each class participants will collect their drink bottles, shoes and jumpers from the coloured ‘X’s’ in the foyer and exit through the roller door, chaperoned by a staff member until they are met by their parent/ care giver.
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 ready
Uniforms & Attire
All students are required to wear firm fitting clothing to classes. No skirts, loose clothing or dangling jewellery permitted. Hair must be tied back and away from your face at all times.
MAGA uniforms are available to purchase from reception. Speak to the manager for more information.
Registration and Insurance
Registration and Insurance Costs
- KinderGYM $60.00
- Recreational Students 5 years and above $70.00
- Competitive Students $100.00
Re-enrolment each term is automatic, unless specified by a parent/ caregiver in writing to the management.
MAGA requests that members contact reception if they are unable to attend a class. Members are offered make up classes, however this is subject to class availability. Members must submit their requests in writing to management and will be contacted to book in a make-up class.
Absences due to significant 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.
If the temperature reaches 38 degrees in the gym classes will be cancelled and credited.
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.
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.
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.
An enrolment form will be provided for each student, it is important that these details are completed and submitted to admin prior to class commencement.
A Registration & Insurance Fee is payable annually and is non-refundable. This fee covers the costs of Insurances and Membership with Gymnastics Australia. This fee is compulsory at sign up – no discounts apply to this cost. There are no other start-up costs.
Fees are calculated by the school term. If a new student joins class mid-term, the cost of fees is pro-rated for the remaining weeks left of term.
All invoices are required to be paid by the due date and/ or payments are required to be debited every second Monday of term. Failure to pay on time will result in a $20 late fee. Payments can be made via fortnightly Direct Debits, Bank Transfer, exact cash or EFTPOS at reception.
A $2.20 Ezidebit set up fee applies to direct debits and an .88c fee is charged per transaction.
Membership Cancellations & Holds
MAGA does not offer refunds on classes. The full school term must be paid either up front or via direct debit.
Failure to pay fees on time or failure to make a scheduled direct debit will result in an exemption from class, until payment is made, or a payment plan has been agreed upon by the manager.
MAGA offers a 5% discount when 2 or more family members enrol in classes.
MAGA expects that respect be shown at all times. 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.
Social Media and Photography
Photographs and videos may be taken of members for coaching, training, and promotional purposes, unless otherwise specified in writing. Members not wishing to have their images taken or used, must put it in writing to the club.
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.