Key Dates & Times

2022 First Day of School

Tuesday 1st February 2022 - Year 1-6 students return to school 8.50am - 3.10pm

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - Foundation students begin school 8.50am - 3.10pm


Early Dismissal Days 2022

  • Last day of Term 1 - Friday 8th April - 2.10pm
  • Last day of Term 2 - Friday 24th June - 2.10pm
  • Last day of Term 3 - Friday 16th September - 2.10pm
  • Last day of Term 4 - Tuesday 20th December - 1.10pm


Pupil Free Days 2022

The Department of Education and Training (DET) allows all government schools to hold four curriculum days per year. Curriculum days are pupil free days which allow the staff to work together on planning and professional development activities.  The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. School Council has approved the following dates for 2022 as curriculum days:


Friday 28th January – first day of Term 1

Teachers back for 2022 start up program and Classroom set up

Monday 31st January – second day of Term 1

Creating the environment for learning and our WPS agreed instructional models in reading, writing and numeracy

Monday 11th July - first day of Term 3



Friday 18th November - Term 4

Report Writing



Dates for Foundation – for the 2022 school year

First day of school for Foundation students

Wednesday 2nd February 2022 8.50am - 3.10pm

Foundation Interview Assessments

No school on these days.

Half hour interview time slots will be available to book in the first week of Term 1.

English Online Assessments

Thursday 10th February 2022

Friday 11th February 2022


Maths Online Assessments

Thursday 17th February 2022

Friday 18th February 2022

First Full Week for Foundation

Week starting 21st  February 2022

End of Term 1

Friday 8th April 2022: Early dismissal at 2.10pm

School Hours


Morning bell


Session 1


Session 2




Session 3


Session 4


Lunch Break


10 minute eating time


Session 5


Session 6


End of day


Office Hours

The school office is open between the hours of 8.30am - 3.30pm

School Arrival and Departure Times

Please ensure your child arrives at school after 8.30am and before 8.50am each day when the yard is supervised by our staff.  Please note that students are not to arrive at school prior to 8.30am. For the safety of all children the only gate open in the morning will be the front gate prior to 8.30am.  If your child arrives early they must report to the office.

The yard is also supervised after school until 3.20pm so please ensure your child is collected or alternative arrangements for their supervision made after this time.  The safety of your child is our concern.  At the end of the day we encourage all students to exit the school promptly as the supervising staff need to lock gates and account for any students who have not been collected.  Any student still remaining in the school at 3.20pm will be taken to the office by the supervising staff member.  After school is not a time for students to play and we ask that they vacate the yard promptly after the 3.10pm bell.  The play equipment is not available to students after school.

We thank you for your support in ensuring the safety of your children.

Camp Australia runs a before and after school care facility at our school which you are able to take advantage of for the supervision of your child prior to 8.30am and after 3.10pm. Camp Australia operates from the Learning Gallery. More information about the Camp Australia Before and After School Care facility can be found here.

Term Dates


Term 1: 28 January – 8 April

11 weeks

Term 2: 26 April – 24 June

9 weeks

Term 3: 11 July – 16 September

10 weeks

Term 4: 3 October – 20 December

11 weeks



Term 1: 27 January – 6 April

Term 2: 24 April – 23 June

Term 3: 10 July – 15 September

Term 4: 2 October – 20 December



Term 1: 29 January – 28 March

Term 2: 15 April – 28 June

Term 3: 15 July – 20 September

Term 4: 7 October – 20 December



Term 1: 28 January – 4 April

Term 2: 22 April – 4 July

Term 3: 21 July – 19 September

Term 4: 6 October – 19 December


The Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017 require the Minister for Education to determine the days on which a government school is required to be open for attendance by students.  

The Minister for Education has set the term dates for 2026-2030.

Setting school dates well in advance assists with school planning and ensures the school community knows the days Victorian government schools are open for student instruction.


The 2026-2030 term dates are based on these criteria:

  • there are four school terms
  • the school year is 200 days
  • the Australia Day holiday occurs before students return to school
  • the first term vacation is to coincide with Easter
  • that, as far as possible, a consistent pattern be maintained from one five-year block to the next.

More information is on the Department’s website: School term dates and holidays in Victoria (