Term Dates and School Times

Term Term Dates
Term 1 Monday 30 January 2023 - Thursday 6 April 2022
Easter 2022 Friday 7 April 2023 – Monday 10 April 2023
Term 2 Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 23 June 2023
Term 3 Monday 10 July 2023 - Friday 15 September 2023
Term 4 Monday 2 October 2023 - Friday 15 December 2023

Student Free School Closure Days

During the year St Francis de Sales has set Student Free School Closure Days. Student Free Days enables our Teaching Staff to attend Professional Development to further develop our expertise in education.

Term Date Purpose
Term 1 Friday 17 February 2023 Professional Learning | Numeracy
Term 2 Monday 24 April 2023 School Improvement Framework
Term 3 Monday 7 August 2023 Professional Learning | Numeracy
Term 4 Friday 20 October 2023 Data Analysis
Term 4 Monday 6 November 2023 Professional Practice and Planning Day
2023 Term Dates and School Closure Dates

All Term and School Closure Dates can be found on our SkoolBag App and are also included in our Parent Calendar.

Arriving at School

Children are expected to arrive at school between 8:30am and 8:45am, giving them ample time to greet their teachers and friends, organise their materials for the day and even have a little time to play. All of this is great settling behaviour and allows the students to be ready for the business of the day.

Children arriving after 8:50am experience difficulties settling into the days’ learning as they miss the important “tuning in” that happens at the beginning of each school day.

Being at school on time helps children to learn and assists them in developing good habits which will benefit them throughout their schooling and throughout their lives.

School Times

Students Arrive (from) 8:30am
Classrooms open Grades 3-6 8:40am
First Bell sounds 8:45am
Final morning bell sounds 8:55am
Role Taken and Classes begin 8:55am
Morning Recess 11:00am
Recess Finishes 11:40am
Lunch – Eating 1:40pm
Lunch Recess 1:50pm
Lunch Finishes 2:30pm
Dismissal Grades Prep-6 3:30pm, except on a Friday when children are dismissed at 3:00pm