238 Wilson Street
Colac VIC 3250
P: 03 5232 1170

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School Hours & Term Dates

Colac south west primary school

School Hours

Soft Start: 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m.

Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Morning Recess: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Supervised Lunch: 1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Lunch Recess: 1:40 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m


Term 1 Wednesday 27 January (school teachers start) *

Thursday 28 January to Thursday 1 April

Term 2: Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June

Term 3: Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September 

Term 4: Monday 4 October to Friday 17 December 

* 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. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so these dates will be determined in 2021 and published in the school newsletter.


The Department of Education & Training (DET) has set aside three student free days during each school year. These days are devoted to the Professional Development of teachers, to improve the quality of the program they offer and to assessment and reporting.  Parents will be notified in advance via our school newsletter when these days take place.   Students are not in attendance on these days.

Public Holidays 2021

Tuesday 1 January New Year’s Day  

Tuesday 26 January Australia Day  

Monday 8 March Labour Day

Friday 2 April Good Friday

Monday 5 April Easter Monday

Saturday 25 April Anzac Day  

Monday 7 June Queen’s Birthday

Tuesday 2 November Melbourne Cup

School Contact Information

If you require any additional information feel free to contact any of the following staff during school hours:

Mr Stephen Barry Principal

Miss Erin Baulch Assistant Principal

Mrs Sandi Riches Business Manager

Mrs Sheena Elliot Finance Administration

Mrs Pauline Hanson Administration officer

Ms Julianne Brock Administration/Library Assistant

Address: 238 Wilson Street, Colac, Vic 3250

Postal Address: PO Box 40, Colac, Vic 3250

Telephone: 5232 1170

Fax: 5232 1901

Absentee Line: 5231 6519