School Hours & Attendance

School hours

School starts: Classrooms open at 8.30am Classes commence at 8.45am

Morning Recess: 10.50 – 11.10am

Lunchtime: 1.10pm – 1.45pm

School Finishes: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3.00pm and Wednesdays at 2.30pm

Office hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm

Arrival and Collection from School

Children are welcome at school from 8.10am for parents needing to be at work early, as staff supervision commences at this time in the under covered area only. Students on the school site without parents before school should make their way to the under covered area with their bag. Students will be released from the under covered area on the 8.30am siren.

We ask parents onsite between 8.15am and 8.30am to supervise and control their children around classrooms and ask that they do not play on playgrounds or move equipment, as accidents can happen.

For safety, security and duty of care reasons, children and parents should vacate the school grounds as soon as the siren sounds at 8.45am, and when students are dismissed at the end of the day, and stay away from school buildings outside school hours.

If students are late for school or parents are collecting children early, please sign your child in or out of the school via the front office. Please always communicate with the school if there are changes to drop off or pick up arrangements.

Absences/Late for School/Picking up Early

Children must arrive on time for the day before 8.45am to prevent interruption to the learning program and reduce anxiety. Children are to be collected promptly at the conclusion of each day. Children may only be collected by an authorised person listed on their file. Written permission must be provided for anyone not listed. If you are late for school or need to collect your child early, your child must be signed in or out of the school via the front office. Please always communicate with the school if there are changes to drop off or pick up arrangements.

The school uses the Department of Education School based SMS Program. The program allows parents to SMS the school with a reason regarding student absence prior to, or on each day. At 10.00am an automated message will be sent to you if the school has not received any prior notification. If you know in advance that your child will be absent please let the office/class teacher know, late arrivals from appointments will be entered once you get to school.

The mobile number for SMS only is 0438 259 071.