2020 School Year

The 2020 school year commenced on Tuesday 28th January. Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th January were student-free days at EHPS. Years 1 to 6 commenced on Thursday 30th January, and Preps commenced on Thursday 6th February.

Term 1 commenced on Tuesday 28th January 2020, however this day was a statewide student free day for all Victorian government schools; our Office opened on this day. Each government school is allocated three additional student free days in the school year. The first of these student free days at EHPS is Wednesday 29th January 2020. On the first two days of term, staff are preparing for the start of the school year and participating in professional development. Therefore, our Years 1 to 6 students commenced on Thursday 30th January 2020.


Prep students do not attend school between Thursday 30th January and Wednesday 5th February; Prep students were allocated a School Entry Assessment (SEA) interview day and time during this first week. The SEA is conducted with the child only and is approximately one hour in duration. Preps commenced school on Thursday 6th February 2020, starting at the designated time between 9am and 10am, and finishing at 1.30pm on this first day.

Start of 2020 School Year in summary:

  • Tuesday 28th January - Term 1 commences; statewide student-free day in all Victorian government schools. Office open.
  • Wednesday 29th January - EHPS student-free day
  • Thursday 30th January - Years 1 to 6 students commence (8.50am to 3.30pm).
  • Thursday 30th January to Wednesday 5th February - Prep School Entry Assessment (SEA) - one hour interview with the Prep student scheduled between the student and the teacher; parents/guardians do not stay. Uniform is not required. Students are to bring a water bottle to their SEA interview.
  • Thursday 6th February - Prep students commence; Prep students will have a staggered start between 9am and 10am (specific time to be advised in the school start letter), and finish at 1.30pm.
  • Friday 7th to Friday 14th February - Prep students attend school from 8.50am to 2.30pm.
  • From Monday 17th February - Prep students begin attending school full time from 8.50am to 3.30pm.