Term Dates

Term Dates 2021


Term 1: Wednesday 27th January* to Thursday 1st April

Term 2: Monday 19th April to Friday 25th June

Term 3: Monday 12th July to Friday 17th September

Term 4: Monday 4th October to Thursday 16th December** (Pupil Free Day Friday 17th December)


End of term dismissal is at 2:30pm Term 1,2 & 3

End of year dismissal 3.30pm**


*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. And in 2021 we are having a second Pupil Free Day for staff wellbeing PD. 

 * Last day of Term 4 is a Pupil Free Day


Community Basket Tea


Friday 12th March


Curriculum Days


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.


2021 Curriculum Days:


Term 1: Wednesday 27th January and Thursday 28th January

Term 3: Friday 30th July ( Literacy Writing)

Term 4: Monday 1st November (Day prior to Melbourne Cup Day) and Friday 17th December (Pupil Free day)


Bell Times


MPW operates a three-session day.  The following are the bell times.


8:50am  Students arrive at school, teachers in rooms
8:55am Music
9:00am  Bell
11:00am  Eating time in the classrooms
11:10am Lunch bell
11:58am     Music
12.00noon    End of lunch bell
1:50 - 2.00pm   Eating time in the classrooms
2:00pm    Recess bell
2:28pm  Music and yard clean up – yard duty teachers to supervise
2:30pm End of Recess bell
3:30pm Dismissal 
















Late Passes


At MPW we have a focus on students being at school on time. A bell is rung at 8:50am. Students are encouraged to be in classes by 8.50am. 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.






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