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2014 TERM DATES - ACT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

The Teachers and Principals Collective Agreement 2011 - 2014 [Clause 7.17 (c)] says all employees in ACT schools “will participate in at least 5 days of approved planning and staff development including 4 days in designated stand-down periods. Schools can determine 3 days in this fashion through negotiation with staff. The CEO may choose to determine 1 day of professional development to cover system priorities. The remaining day will be able to be negotiated by employees as part of their annual individual professional development program.”

 
In regard to the prescribed use of 4 days in stand-down time, school staffs may agree to use the three days between 28 – 30 January for staff PD. In addition, school staffs will be required to participate in PD on one more day in stand-down time to complete the required four days of PD in stand-down time. If one or more of these designated stand-down days is/are not used for PD then another/other day(s) in stand-down time will have to be used during the school year to make up the total of 4 PD days in stand-down time. Friday 31 January is the Staff Planning Day and start of Term 1. Students will return for Term 1 on Monday 3 February.
 
Term 1
23 January (Thursday)                  System Leaders Day #1 (New Principals)
24 January (Friday)                      System Leaders Day #2 (New Principals, APs, RECs)
27 January (Monday)                    Australia Day Public Holiday (from 26 January)
28 - 30 Jan (Tue – Thu)                 Designated Staff PD in Stand Down (3 Days)
31 January (Friday)                       Term 1 Starts - Staff Planning Day
3 February (Monday)                     Students Return for Term 1
10 March (Monday)                       Canberra Day Public Holiday
11 April (Friday)                            Term 1 Ends
14 (Mon) – 25 (Fri) April                 Term Break
18 April (Friday)                            Good Friday
21 April (Monday)                          Easter Monday


25 April (Friday)                             Anzac Day Public Holiday

Term 2

28 April (Monday)                          Term 2 Starts – Staff and Students return
9 June (Monday)                            Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
4 July (Friday)                               Term 2 Ends
7 (Mon) – 18 (Fri) July                    Term Break
 
Term 3
21 July (Monday)                           Term 3 Starts – Staff and Students return
26 September (Friday)                   Term 3 Ends
29 September (Monday)                 Family and Community Day Public Holiday
6 October (Monday)                       Labour Day Public Holiday
29 Sept (Mon) – 10 Oct (Fri)           Term Break
 
Term 4
13 October (Monday)                     Term 4 Starts –Staff and Students return
10 December (Wednesday)            Term 4 Ends for Secondary Students
11 – 17 December (Thu – Wed)      Secondary School Staffs PD Week
17 December (Wednesday)            Term 4 Ends for Primary Students and All Staff 

   

 

2015 TERM DATES - ACT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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The Teachers and Principals Collective Agreement 2011 - 2014 [Clause 7.17 (c)] says all employees in ACT schools “will participate in at least 5 days of approved planning and staff development including 4 days in designated stand-down periods. Schools can determine 3 days in this fashion through negotiation with staff. The CEO may choose to determine 1 day of professional development to cover system priorities. The remaining day will be able to be negotiated by employees as part of their annual individual professional development program.”

 
In regard to the prescribed use of 4 days in stand-down time, school staffs may agree to use the three days between 27 – 29 January for staff PD. In addition, school staffs will be required to participate in PD on one more day in stand-down time to complete the required four days of PD in stand-down time. If one or more of these designated stand-down days is/are not used for PD then another/other day(s) in stand-down time will have to be used during the school year to make up the total of 4 PD days in stand-down time. Friday 30 January is the Staff Planning Day and start of Term 1. Students will return for Term 1 on Monday 2 February.
 
Term 1
22 January (Thursday)                   System Leaders Day 1 (New Principals)
23 January (Friday)                       System Leaders Day 2 (New Principals, APs, RECs)
26 January (Monday)                     Australia Day Public Holiday
27 - 29 Jan (Tue – Thu)                  Designated Staff PD in Stand Down (3 Days)
30 January (Friday)                       Term 1 Starts - Staff Planning Day
2 February (Monday)                     Students Return for Term 1
9 March (Monday)                         Canberra Day Public Holiday
3 April (Friday)                              Good Friday
6 April (Monday)                            Easter Monday Public Holiday
10 April (Friday)                             Term 1 Ends
13 (Mon) – 24 (Thurs) April             Term Break
25 April (Friday)                             Anzac Day Public Holiday
 
Term 2
27 April (Monday)                            Term 2 Starts – Staff and Students return

8 June (Monday)                              Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
3 July (Friday)                                 Term 2 Ends
6 (Mon) – 17 (Fri) July                      Term Break

 
Term 3
20 July (Monday)                           Term 3 Starts – Staff and Students return
25 September (Friday)                    Term 3 Ends
28 September (Monday)                 Family and Community Day Public Holiday
29 Sept (Tues) – 9 Oct (Fri)            Term Break
5 October (Monday)                        Labour Day Public Holiday
 
Term 4
12 October (Monday)                      Term 4 Starts –Staff and Students return
9 December (Wednesday)               Term 4 Ends for Secondary Students
10 – 16 December (Thu – Wed)       Secondary School Staffs PD Week
16 December (Wednesday)            Term 4 Ends for Primary Students and All Staff