Welcome to Term 4

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2 October 2023

As students and teachers return to classrooms following the school holidays, there is much to look forward to during the new term.

Although VCE assessments for language and performance subjects begin today, the VCE exam period begins on Tuesday 24 October with the English and English as an Additional Language (EAL) exams taking place. Term 4 is also an exciting period for children preparing to enter school for the first time, Year 6 students getting ready for the move from primary to secondary school and Year 12s preparing for life beyond school.

World Teachers Day takes place this year on Friday 27 October. Although recognised internationally on 5 October, this special day is held on the final Friday of October in Australia to accommodate states that are still on holidays at the start of the month.

Towards the end of the term, the season of Advent begins. It is a time of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Upcoming events include:

  • 12 October: STEM MAD Student Showcase
  • 15 October: Anti-Poverty Week (until 27 October)
  • 24 October: VCE exam period begins (until 15 November)
  • 27 October: World Teachers Day (Australia)
  • 1 November: The Solemnity of All Saints
  • 7 November: Melbourne Cup Day (public holiday)
  • 11 November: Remembrance Day
  • 19 November: World Day of the Poor
  • 3 December: First Sunday of Advent
  • 10 December: Second Sunday of Advent
  • 17 December: Third Sunday of Advent
  • 20 December: Term 4 ends
  • 24 December: Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • 25 December: The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day).

Schools are invited to share their news with us for inclusion on the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) website. For more information, please email publications@macs.vic.edu.au.