Term Dates


School terms and holidays are set by the Department of Education and Training (DET).



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

* 29th January is a student-free day in all Victorian government schools.



Term 1      Tuesday 28th January* to Friday 27th March

Term 2      Tuesday 14th April to Friday 26th June

Term 3      Monday 13th July to Friday 18th September

Term 4      Monday 5th October to Friday 18th December

* 28th January is a student-free day in all Victorian government schools.


Students are dismissed at 2.30pm at the end of Terms 1, 2 and 3, and 1.30pm at the end of Term 4.


Students do not attend school during the term holidays, on public holidays, and on the four student-free days provided to Victorian government schools.


Student-free days are provided for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools and the remaining three are determined by each individual school.


Student-free Days in 2019:  Tuesday 29th January, Wednesday 30th January, Wednesday 22nd May, and Friday 2nd August. BASC provide care from 7am to 6pm.

Public holidays in 2019 during school terms:  Monday 11th March (Labour Day), Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April (Easter), Thursday 25th April (ANZAC Day), Monday 10th June (Queen's Birthday), Tuesday 5th November (Melbourne Cup Day).

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