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There are many activities on throughout the year at Parklands from swimming carnivals, tests, cross country, parent evenings, special assemblies and so much more.

To ensure you are kept up-to-date on Parklands events, please check the calendar regularly to see what is coming up and to get more information. If you are a Facebook user, stay up to date by visiting https://www.facebook.com/pccnews

Extended Absence – Special/Family Events
If you are intending to withdraw your child from school for any extended period of time during any given term, please contact Student Services with the details of the absence, noting the dates of absence and your child’s ability to continue completing school work online or otherwise while absent. Teaching staff will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable request to assist a student who has missed the content of a unit of work due to extended absence. However, modification to assessment and assessment conditions will not be made and may impact your child’s overall level of achievement.

2021 Term Dates
Term 1
  *Wed 27 Jan – Thurs 1 April – 10wks
Term 2  Mon 19 April – Fri 18 June – 9 wks
Term 3 Tues 13 July – Fri 17 Sept – 10 wks
Term 4  Tues 5 Oct – Fri 26 Nov – 8 wks

*Starting Dates for 2021
Prep-6 – Wed 27 Jan
Years 7-9 – Wed 27 Jan
Years 10-12 – Thurs 28 Jan

Holiday Dates
Autumn
– Fri 2 April – Sun 18 April – 2 wks
Winter – Sat 19 June – Mon 12 July – 3 wks
Spring – Sat 18 Sep – Mon 4 October – 2 wks
Summer – Sat 27 Nov – Sun 23 Jan 2020 – 8 wks

Student free dates for 2021
Mon 18 Jan – Fri 22 Jan. Mon 25 Jan
Mon 21 June – Fri 25 June
Mon 12 July (ACS Teachers Conference)
Fri 3 Sept (Government Directed)
Mon 29 Nov – Fri 3 Dec

Queensland Public Holidays
The following list shows holidays within the 2020 academic year:
Australia Day – Tues 26 Jan
Good Friday – Fri 2 April
Easter Monday – Mon 5 April
ANZAC Day – Mon 26 April
Labour Day – Mon 3 May
Royal Qld Show (EKKA) – Mon 9 August
Queen’s Birthday – Mon 4 October

Secondary Exam Weeks
As per QCAA’s QCE handbook (Section 6.6: Illness and Misadventure), if assessment is missed due to family holidays we cannot approve requests for extension. Parklands therefore expects all secondary students to only take holidays during the designated holiday times

Years 7-10 only

Term 1: Mon 22 March – Fri 26 March
Term 2: Mon 7 June – Fri 11 June
Term 3: Mon 6 Sep – Fri 10 Sep
Term 4:
Year 10: Mon 15 Nov – Fri 19 Nov
Years 7-9: Mon 22 Nov–Thurs 25 Nov

Year 11 only

Term 3: Mon 30 Aug– Fri 10 Sep

Year 12 only

Term 3: Mon 30 Aug– Fri 10 Sep
Term 4: Mon 25 Oct– Tues 16 Nov

NAPLAN: Years 3, 5, 7, & 9 only
Tue 11 May – Fri 21 May
(window; PCC dates to be advised closer to the time)

Finishing Dates for 2021
Year 10 – 12 – Fri 19 Nov
Prep – Year 9 – Fri 26 Nov