2018 Term Dates
Monday 29th January (Teachers return date)– Thursday 29th March (Student return date to be advised)
Prep Rest Days: Wednesday’s 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th February
Monday 16th April – Friday 29th June
Monday 16th July – Friday 21st September
Monday 8th October – Friday 21st December
2018 Teaching Session Times
Students Enter Classroom: 8.45am
Morning Fitness: 8.50am – 9.00am
Morning Session 1: 9:00am – 11.30am
Lunch: 11.40am – 12.20pm
Morning Session 2: 12:20pm – 2.00pm
Afternoon Recess: 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Afternoon Session: 2.30pm – 3.20pm
The school hours for students are from 8.45am until 3.20pm daily.
School dismisses at 2.20pm on the last day of each term. Should there be any variation, notice will be given to the parents at least 24 hours in advance.
No child is to be at School before 8.30am.
Contacting the School
Parents are welcome to contact the school and discuss any concerns they have but, to avoid undue interruptions to class, any interview with a teacher should be arranged beforehand. Appointments can also be made to see the Principal or Assistant Principal.
Bus Travellers (from NSW)
Students living in Moama (NSW) need to apply online. Applications for the 2018 year open from the start of Term 4, 2017. All students travelling on NSW Buses need to have a bus pass.
Bus Travellers (from VIC)
Students living in Echuca Town area (VIC) need to contact Echuca-Moama Town Services on 5480 2181 for further details of times and bus stops.
Victorian Country Bus travellers need to contact Echuca College on 5482 1133 – and speak to the Country Bus Co-ordinator. Free bus travel is available only if the student is travelling to their nearest neighbourhood school.
Due to their age, Prep students – particularly those who use buses, may need more supervision than other students when leaving school at the end of the day. At 208 Prep children travelling on buses are ‘buddied’ up with an older sibling or a more senior student who travels the same bus route. These older children collect the Prep child and take them to the bus and look after them on the bus. If no other senior students travel on the same bus then a teacher will escort the child and place them on the appropriate bus.
Bus travellers are supervised at dismissal time.
If your child is registered as a country bus traveller but is not travelling on a certain day because you (or another person you have authorised) are collecting them, you must notify the class teacher and office staff.
A note will then be made in the Country Bus Roll. For safety and security reasons it is most important that this be done! The Bus Roll is kept at the office.
Should your child wish to bring somebody else home on the country bus they must give forty eight hours notice and pick up a ‘Special Travel Permit’ form from the office to be signed. Drivers cannot overload a bus and you must be sure that the extra guest can be accommodated. Do not simply assume the bus can carry extra passengers.