Term Dates





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




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.


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)




Bell Times


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


8:45am  Students arrive at school, teachers in rooms
8:55am Music
9:00am  Bell
11:00am  Recess bell
11:28am     Music
11.30am    End of recess bell
1:15 - 1.30pm   Eating time in the classrooms
1:30pm    Lunch bell
2:28pm  Music and yard clean up – yard duty teachers to supervise
2:30pm End of Lunch bell
3:30pm Dismissal 















Late Passes


At MPW we have a focus on students being at school on time. A bell is rung at 8:45 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.


Early Release


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.