Term Dates




Term 1: Monday 29th January* to Thursday 29th March

Term 2: Monday 16th April to Friday 29th June

Term 3: Monday 16th July to Friday 21st September

Term 4: Monday 8th October to Friday 21st December

End of term dismissal is at 2:30pm for Terms 1, 2 & 3 and end of year dismissal is at 1:30pm.



*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. 


Community Basket Tea


Friday 9th February




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.

2018 Curriculum Days:

Term 1: Monday 29th January and Friday 9th March

Term 2: Thursday 26th April

Term 3: Wednesday 25th July



Bell Times


MPW operates a three-session day.  The following are the bell times.


8:45am  Students arrive at school, teachers in rooms
8:55am Music
9:00am  Bell
11:00am  Recess bell
11:28am     Music
11.30am    End of recess bell
1:15 - 1.30pm   Eating time in the classrooms
1:30pm    Lunch bell
2:28pm  Music and yard clean up – yard duty teachers to supervise
2:30pm End of Lunch bell
3:30pm Dismissal 














Late Passes

At MPW we have a focus on students being at school on time. A bell is rung at 8:45 a.m. Students are encouraged to be in classes by 8.45am. 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.

Early Release

If students need to be collected earlier than 3.30pm by a parent/carer, an  authorised 'early release pass' is to be collected from the Office and given to the classroom teacher prior to the student leaving school. This includes leaving for appointments and returning to school. On return to school parents/carers are to notify the Office of their return.