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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
10:30am – 11:00am
1:00pm – 1:35pm
Finish Time


Term Dates for 2024

Semester One  
Term 1 

Tuesday 30 January to Friday 5 April
*Teachers commence Monday 29 January 

10 weeks
Term Break 

Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April

1 week

Term 2 

Tuesday 16 April to Friday 21 June
* Teachers commence Monday 15 April 
10 weeks

Semester Break 

Monday 24 June to Monday 11 July 3 weeks
Semester Two  

Term 3

Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

10 weeks

Term Break

Monday 23 September to Friday 4 October2 weeks
Term 4Monday 7 October to Thursday 12 December10 weeks

Semester Break

Friday 13 December to Wednesday 29 January 
* Teachers commence Tuesday 28 January 
6 weeks

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