Term Dates and Timetables Students at Mercedes College study full time for 40 weeks each academic year.

Term Dates 2024

Term 1
Wednesday 31 January to Friday 12 April 2024

Term 2
Tuesday 30 April to Wednesday 3 July 2024

Term 3
Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September 2024

Term 4
Monday 14 October to Friday 6 December 2024


Monday to Friday

Student Arrival 8.35am
Home Group 8.40am - 8.50am
Lesson 1 8.50am - 9.30am
Lesson 2 9.30am - 10.10am
Lesson 3 10.10am - 10.50am
Recess 10.50am - 11.10am
Lesson 4 11.15am - 11.55am
Lesson 5 11.55am - 12.35am
Lesson 6 12.35am - 1.15pm
Lunch 1.15pm - 1.55pm
Lesson 7 2.00pm - 2.40pm
Lesson 8 2.40pm - 3.20pm
Dismissal 3.20pm


Staff Presence

Supervision across our campus

We provide student supervision on campus from 8:20am to 3:50pm each school day.

Family/families are reminded that Mercedes College cannot take responsibility for students who arrive on campus before 8:20am or depart after 3:50pm, unless they are involved in a College organised commitment.

Junior School students arriving prior to 8:20am are required to attend our Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) which is available from 7.20am and then again after school until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Junior School students not collected by 3:50pm will be directed to Strathspey and phone contact will be made with parents/cargivers.

Middle and Senior School students are able to access supervised study time in the Carmel Bourke Library and Technology Centre from 7:30am before school, and until 5pm after school hours.

Students are required to leave the school grounds when their daily school commitments are complete.

Office Hours

Our Strathspey Reception is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm all year round, excluding public holidays with the McAuley Office open from 8:15am to 4:15pm on schoold days during Term. You are welcome to call us on T | 8372 3200.