Timetable FAQ

Setting Up the Calendar - Term Dates and Day Types - FAQ

Setting up the calendar, adding and assigning a day type. This article is intended for Admin. (Read time: 1 minute).

Last updated: 21/06/2023


Term dates can vary from school to school, so it is up to each individual school to set up their own calendar each year. These steps are an important part of the timetable publishing process because without them, your new timetable will not be visible to staff, parents or students. 


Remember, releasing your new timetable to the staff, parents and students is a three part process. Click here to learn more about publishing. 

1. Publishing

2. Moving the academic year forward

3. Setting up the calendar


Once you have published your timetable and moved forward the academic year forward, you can then do the following:

  1. Set up term dates
  2. Create an additional day type for a school closure 
  3. Make edits to day types if needed, eg. edit the bell times (Remember: Monday to Friday day types will automatically appear in your calendar after you publish your file)
  4. Apply these day types to specific dates on your calendar 


For the full guide, click here. 


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