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 2:30pm 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 2022 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 4th March 2022
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)
MPW operates a three-session day. The following are the bell times.
|8:50am||Students arrive at school, teachers in rooms|
|11:00am||Eating time in the classrooms|
|12.00noon||End of lunch bell|
|1:50 - 2.00pm||Eating time in the classrooms|
|2:28pm||Music and yard clean up – yard duty teachers to supervise|
|2:30pm||End of Recess bell|
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.