Term Dates


Term Dates 2022


Term 1: Friday 28th January* to Friday 8th April

Term 2: Tuesday 26th April to Friday 24th June

Term 3: Monday 11th July to Friday 16th September

Term 4: Monday 3rd October to Monday 19th December** (Pupil Free Day Tuesday 20th December)


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

End of year dismissal 3.30 pm**


*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 2022 we are having a second Pupil Free Day for staff wellbeing PD. 

 * Last day of Term 4 is a Pupil Free Day


Term Dates 2023

Term 1: Friday 27th January - Thursday 6th April

  • Tuesday 31st January Commences for Years 1-6
  • Testing for Foundation students until Thursday 2nd February
  • Friday 3rd February school commences for Foundation Students

#Please note that Friday 27th and Monday 30th January are Curriculum Days.


Term 2: Monday 24th April to Friday 23rd June 


#Please note that the 24th of April is Curriculum Day and 25th April is a Public Holiday

Term 3: Monday 10th July to Friday 15th September

Term 4: Monday 2nd October to Tuesday 19th December  (20th December * Last day of Term 4 is a Pupil Free Day)


Community Basket Tea


Friday 24th February 2023


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.


2022 Curriculum Days

Term 1: Friday 28th January and Monday 31st January, Friday 25th March 

Term 4: Monday 31st October (Day prior to Melbourne Cup Day), Monday 21st November and Tuesday 20th December (Pupil Free day)


2023 Curriculum Days

Term 1: Friday 27th January and Monday 30th January 

Term 2: Monday 24th April    

Term 3: Monday 14th August 

Term 4: Monday 6th November and Wednesday 20th December


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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