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. MAGA strictly follows all government mandates and advice. We take the safety of our students, and their families very seriously.
Illness: If you, a family member, or your child presents any illness or flu like symptoms it is imperative to miss class and stay home for the duration of illness. As always, MAGA offers make up classes, so please contact reception to book a make up for any missed class. Any child that present to the front door unwell will be unable to walk through the doors.
Preparation: MAGA is regularly professionally steam cleaned and anti COVID-19 deep cleaned. We have been working hard to prepare a safe environment for all students and their families.
Upon Arrival: Any adult that arrives at the centre must check in, even just for drop off. Our QR code will be available to scan at various places around the centre. Parents are also required to wear a mask at all times on the grounds of the facility, sanitise their hands upon arrival and remain 1.5 metres apart wherever possible. Doing your bit will help us to provide the best service possible for all our students while remaining a COVID safe centre.
Any student over the age of 8 must wear a mask to and from the centre. Children are not required to wear a mask while participating in class. Students are required to sanitise their hands upon arrival, and wash their hands if needed during class.
Before entering the facility, you will be met by our Administrator and Senior Coach, who will help you check in, and sanitise before your child proceeds through the front door.
Coaches and Staff: We are a fully vaccinated centre. All our staff are now 100% vaccinated to do our best to keep your children safe. All staff are required to wear a clean mask at all times, both inside and outside the facility, sanitise their hands before class and wash their hands regularly during class. Staff are required to follow all government mandates in order to keep our centre a safe place for all families.
Drink Breaks: It is imperative that students bring their own drink bottles to class. We will not be handing out cups to use.
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.
In the Event of Exposure: If MAGA is exposed in some way to COVID we will follow all necessary steps to stay proactive. All families linked to exposure will be notified via email and phone as soon as we are aware and instructed to follow government advice regarding isolation or testing. Any staff member included will be required to test and isolate until they receive a negative result. MAGA will undergo a deep and thorough clean before resuming classes.
Enrolments and student registration
All enrolments are to be completed through our MAGA portal. To do this, you will need to set up a family account with your username and password and log in. Once logged in, you will be able to create your child/ren’s profile and select the class you wish to enrol in.
It is important that student/ family details stay up to date with the centre at all times. To do this, you can log into the portal and update your account details.
A Registration & Insurance Fee is payable annually to Gymnastics Australia. This fee covers the costs of Insurances and Membership with Gymnastics Australia. There are no other start-up costs.
Gymnastics Australia Registration Fee Under 3yo: $37.00 per year.
Gymnastics Australia Registration Fee Recreation: $47.00 per year.
Gymnastics Australia Registration Fee Competitive: $100.00 per year.
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 credits or 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. All payments are to be made via our portal, or in full at reception. No part payments, or casual payments will be accepted.
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.
In order to receive a make-up, you must provide us with notice at least 2 hours before your scheduled class. If you do this, you will receive a make up token after that class occurs. This notice must be provided via our portal or our app and cannot be submitted through our office.
Once you’ve received the make-up token, it will expire in 30 days from the day of the class you are due to miss. That make-up token can be redeemed by a class of the same level that you are currently attending. A make-up can only be redeemed a maximum of 7-days in advanced.
Make-ups can be used in classes where other students have notified absences. Make-ups are only for current clients, if you are not a current member, even if you still have a valid token, you will not be able to redeem your make-up. Make-ups are not free classes; make-ups cannot be redeemed for credit or refunds. Make-ups are subject to availability and are a service that we offer when you miss the class that you are scheduled to attend.
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.