Term Dates 2024

29 Jan  Time in Lieu

30 / 31 January – Student Testing

1 February – first day of school full day

16 February – Parent Teacher Information Exchanges

27, 28 March – Professional Development & Time in Lieu

18 / 19 April  – Student Testing

25 April – Anzac Day Holiday 

26 April – Time in Lieu

7 June – Professional Development

10 June – King’s Birthday Holiday

27 June – Parent Teacher Learning Conversations

6 September – Professional Development

4 November – Professional Development

5 November – Melbourne Cup Weekend Holiday

18 December – last day of school, Grade 6 graduation in the evening 

19, 20 December – Professional Development & Time in Lieu

Bell Times

8.30am      School gates open, staff allocated to yard duty

8.48am      Warning bell to enter the classroom and get ready for learning

8.50am – 10.50am      Classroom learning commences

10.50am – 11am     Eating time

11am – 11.30am     Playtime

11.30am – 1.30pm     Classroom learning commences

1.30pm – 1.40pm     Eating time

1.40pm – 2.10pm     Playtime

2.10pm – 3.05pm     Classroom learning commences

3.05pm     Dismissal from classrooms (end of the school day)

3.05pm – 3.25 – Staff allocated to after school yard duty

*2.05pm finish last day of each term

Fridays: 2:30pm assembly for all students in the Recreation Centre. All parents / carers are welcome to attend.

Fees / Fee Schedules

View our Fee Schedule:

Concessional School Fee Availability

To assist school families in accessing a Catholic primary education for their child/children, Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools have introduced a concessional fee policy. Concessional school fees are available to any family that meets the below eligibility criteria:

  • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage
  • holding an HCC and eligible for CSEF
  • experiencing severe financial hardship
  • holding a DVA Gold Card
  • identified as refugees and holding an ImmiCard is strongly encouraged to apply for concessional school fees.

For more information, contact the main office at 5366 5800 or 

OSH Club (Outside Hours School Care)

St Bernard’s Parish Primary School’s OSH Club provides a before and after school care service for students attending the school. OSH club is housed in the Recreation Centre. Before school care for students commences from 6.30 am until the start of school, and until the end of the school day until 6.15 pm. OSH club provides regular programming for children including crafts, games, construction, outdoor play and sport. Students are well supervised and provided with nutritious food as part of the program. OSH Club provides permanent and casual bookings for students who are enrolled in the program.

Families wishing to enrol their children into the OSH Club program can contact by phone 0448 040 495 or email:


St. Bernard’s students wear a summer and winter uniform. Uniforms can be purchased at the Uniform Store, 146-148 Main Street Bacchus Marsh. Contact: email or call 5667 6100.

Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends Association is a vital part of St Bernard’s Parish School. The Parents and Friends Association works to build a strong school community by enhancing the links between family, school and the wider community. The aim is for all families to feel welcome and form friendships within the school community. All parents and carers of St Bernard’s children are encouraged and welcome to join and be part of the Parents and Friends Association.  The primary purpose of the Parents and Friends Association is to:

  • Serve the school by fundraising 
  • Provide an opportunity for parents and carers to learn about the educational process
  • Provide an means for parents to connect to the school community 
  • Enhance Parish – School collaboration