Term 1: Tuesday 29th January* to Friday 5th April
Term 2: Tuesday 23rd April to Friday 28th June
Term 3: Monday 15th July to Friday 20th September
Term 4: Monday 7th October to Friday 20th December*
End of term dismissal is at 2:30pm
*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.
* Last day of Term 4 is a Pupil Free Day
Community Basket Tea
Friday 22nd February
All Victorian Government schools are allocated four student free days per year for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development and student assessment and reporting purposes.
Requested dates are presented at School Council for approval and communicated to our families as soon as possible.
2019 Curriculum Days:
Term 1: Tuesday 29th January and Friday 8th March
Term 3: Thursday 25th July
Term 4: Monday 4th November
Term 4: Friday 20th December (Pupil Free day)
MPW operates a three-session day. The following are the bell times.
|8:45am||Students arrive at school, teachers in rooms|
|11.30am||End of recess bell|
|1:15 - 1.30pm||Eating time in the classrooms|
|2:28pm||Music and yard clean up – yard duty teachers to supervise|
|2:30pm||End of Lunch bell|
At MPW we have a focus on students being at school on time. A bell is rung at 8:45 a.m. Students are encouraged to be in classes by 8.45am. This is an opportunity for books to be changed, notices to be handed in, chairs to put down and their learning area set for a day.
At 8:58am the music plays for 2 minutes by which time all students are ready for the roll to be marked. If a student is late (after 9:00 am) together with their parent/carer they visit the office to sign the 'Late Arrivals Register' and collect a late card which they show their teacher as they enter the room.
If students need to be collected earlier than 3.30pm by a parent/carer, an authorised 'early release pass' is to be collected from the Office and given to the classroom teacher prior to the student leaving school. This includes leaving for appointments and returning to school. On return to school parents/carers are to notify the Office of their return.