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College Times

Both campuses have a common start time and finishing time. It is normal practice for school bus routes to be reviewed by CDC Bus Darwin and changed as student numbers and needs change each year and throughout the year. Bus timetables can be found here: Timetable for Palmerston College 7-9 Campus and Timetable for Palmerston College 10-12 Campus

Start Times
9:45am – 10:15am
12:35pm – 1:05pm
Finish Time


Term Dates for 2023 

Semester One    
Term 1 

Monday 31 January to Thursday 6 April
*Teachers commence Monday 30 January 
*Students commence 31 January 

10 weeks
Term Break 

Thursday 6 April to Friday 14 April

1 week

Term 2 

Monday 17 April to Friday 23 June 10 weeks

Semester Break 

Monday 26 June to Monday 17 July  3 weeks
Semester Two    

Term 3

Tuesday 18 July to Friday 22 September
*Teachers commence 17 July 2022
10 weeks

Term Break

Monday 25 September to Friday 6 October 2 weeks
Term 4 Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December 10 weeks

Semester Break

Monday 18 December to Tuesday 30 January 2024 6 weeks

To find out more about changes to Term dates go to the Department of Education website.