The proposed dates for the 2017 Kindergarten year are set out in the handbook.
Reminders will be published in newsletters and online. Parents are advised not to make unchangeable commitments based on the proposed term dates prior to this.
The Kindergarten Committee cannot guarantee the number of child days per term as there may be circumstances beyond the Committee’s control that may prevent the kindergarten operating on a particular day. While parents will be given as much notice as possible of any unavoidable closure, refunds cannot be offered in such circumstances.
The kindergarten will be closed one day in Term 1 for all staff to participate in an annual First Aid Training update. This will be completed during the first week of term one, resulting in classes starting one day later rather than disrupting classes later in the term.
Term Dates 2017
Details as to student-free days to be finalized
Term 1: 30th January to 31st March (First week Student Free)
Term 2: 18th April to 30th June
Term 3: 17th July to 22nd September
Term 4: 9th October to 22nd December
Please note we will be closed for all Public Holidays. This includes the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day.
The first few weeks of the kindergarten programmes are reserved for programme planning and induction/settling sessions. Please note these are temporarily shorter sessions, which facilitate the transition period. This allows the children to settle into their kinder programmes to ensure they have a happy and less anxious start to their new environment, new Teacher and Educators, a longer day and getting to know new children.
This is a process that we have found to be beneficial and help with the smooth transition for your child.
For your specific class times please refer to the introduction letter you will receive in your AGM pack.
Term one full time classes for 4yr old kindergarten begins the week starting 13th February and for 3yr old kindergarten week beginning 20th of February.
Last session dates for the year:
EFM: Thursday 21st December
Koalas: Thursday 21st December
Echidnas: Tuesday 19th December
Possums: Wednesday 20th December
Wombats: Wednesday 20th December
The last day of term 4 is for a staff clean up day.
Staff last day: Friday 22nd December 2017.
Term Dates 2018
Term 1: 29 January (school teachers start) to 29 March (Thursday)
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December