Important dates and service closures

Find dates for terms, service closures, registration and enrolment dates for 2022, our Open Week timetable and Orientation Day for 2022.

Open Week events postponed due to Victorian lockdown

Due to the Victorian COVID lockdown announced by the State Government on 27 May 2021, our Open Week events for 27 and 28 May have been postponed. Kindergarten services continue to operate for families who would like for their children to attend.

Term dates

These are the term dates for 2021:

Term 128 January to 1 April
Term 219 April to 25 June
Term 312 July to 17 September
Term 44 October to 17 December

Service closures

All Bethany Kindergartens are closed for these public holidays and staff planning days in 2021.

There will be two all staff professional learning forums during the calendar year – one during Term 2 and one in Term 3. These will be student free days. These dates will be confirmed before the end of Term 1.

Australia DayTuesday 26 January
Kindergarten organisational dayWednesday 27 January
Labour DayMonday 8 March
Queen’s BirthdayMonday 14 June
Geelong Cup DayWednesday 27 October
Friday before the AFL Grand FinalFriday 24 September
(Subject to AFL schedule)
Orientation Session for 2022 childrenTBC
Kindergarten organisational dayFriday 17 December

Registration and enrolment dates for 2022

Take note of these dates to register your three- or four-year old for a Bethany Kindergarten place in 2022.

You can register your child at any time of year, but may not receive your first preference if you register outside of these key dates.

DateWhat to do
Friday 18 June 2021First round registrations close
Monday 12 July 2021First round offers are sent to families
Friday 23 July 2021First round acceptances due back
Second round registrations close
Monday 2 August 2021Second round offers are sent to families
Friday 13 August 2021Second round acceptances due back
Registrations for 2022 ongoingAllocation of 2022 places ongoing

Open Week timetable

Tour any of our 22 kindergartens in Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula to meet our educators and see our fun play spaces.

GroupingsMonday 24 MayTuesday 25 MayWednesday 26 MayThursday 27 MayFriday 28 May
Allanvale Preschool

Leopold Kindergarten
4:00pm – 6:00pm

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Bellarine North
Beacon Point Preschool
Drysdale Preschool

Portarlington Preschool
2:00pm – 4:00pm

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Bellarine South
Ocean Grove Preschool
Woodlands Kindergarten

Queenscliff Kindergarten

2:00pm – 4:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Bellevue Preschool-Roslyn Road
Highton Preschool-Bellevue Avenue

3.00pm – 5.00pm
Fyans Park Kindergarten
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Grovedale Kindergarten
2:00pm – 4:00pm
East Geelong/Whittington
Kirralee Kindergarten
Breakwater Preschool

Normanby Street Preschool
2:00pm – 4:00pm

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Herne Hill
Herne Hill Kindergarten
William Parker Memorial Kindergarten

Rix Street Kindergarten
3:00pm – 5:00pm

2:30pm – 4:30pm
Bell Park/Bell Post Hill
Bell Park Kindergarten
Bell Post Hill Kindergarten
2.15pm – 4.15pm
William Hovel Preschool
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Lara Kindergarten
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Orientation Day for 2022

Children who start at a Bethany Kindergarten in 2022 will be invited to attend an orientation session in 2021.

Date: TBC