2020 School Year

Term 1 commences on Tuesday 28th January 2020, however this day is a statewide student free day for all Victorian government schools. Each government school is allocated three additional student free days in the school year. The first of these student free days at EHPS will be on Wednesday 29th January 2020. Therefore, our Years 1 to 6 students will commence on Thursday 30th January 2020.


Prep students do not attend school between Thursday 30th January and Wednesday 5th February, and will commence school on Thursday 6th February 2020. In the first week of the 2020 school year, 30th January to 5th February, Prep students will be allocated a School Entry Assessment (SEA) interview day and time; the SEA is conducted with the child only and is approximately one hour in duration.

Start of 2020 School Year in summary:

  • Tuesday 28th January - Term 1 commences; statewide student-free day in all Victorian government schools.
  • 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.