It was noticeable as I came to work this morning that here in South Australia the school population is again on the move. Traffic was more congested.
Government schools in South Australia open their doors to students today, the teachers having "gone back" on Thursday.
And here in Adelaide, what a day to return!
42C promised for today, so presumably things will be complicated by "hot weather policy".
But Australia wide school term dates are not the same, and the starting dates for independent and Catholic schools will vary from thoseof thegovernment systems shown below:
Staff commence: Friday 4 February
New students commence: Monday 7 February
Classes for all students commence: Tuesday 8 February
Term 1: Friday 28 January – Friday 8 April
Term 1: Monday 24 January – Friday 15 April
Term 1: Monday 24 January – Friday 1 April
Students resume Tuesday 25 January
Term 1: Wednesday 2 February – Tuesday 21 April
Term 1: Monday 31 January – Friday 15 April
Term 1: Tuesday 15 February – Friday 3 June
Schools in the North and North West start Tues 15 Feb, Schools in the South start Wednesday 16 Feb
Resources for teachers returning to school:
- There's a Hippotamus in the Playground Eating Cake - thanks to the author Hazel Edwards.