School Hours & Term Dates
Colac south west primary school
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 DATES 2021
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