School Hours & Attendance

School Hours

Adequate supervision of children who arrive earlier than 15 minutes before the start of the school day (8:15am) cannot be guaranteed. Parents are urged to ensure that children do not arrive prior to that time. If you are unable to do so, please contact the school front office.

Special permission may be granted and these children will be required to sit outside the front office until the designated time. Children must be collected within five minutes of the close of the school day.

Primary TimesSecondary Times
Form 8:20 – 8.30
Period 18:20 – 9:30 8:30 – 9:30
Period 29:30 – 10:309:30 – 10:30
Recess10:30 – 10:5010:30 – 10:50
Period 310:50 – 11:5010:50 – 11:50
Period 411:50 – 12:5011:50 – 12:55
Lunch12:50 – 13:3012:55 – 13:30
Period 513:30 – 14:3513:30 – 14:35

Both primary and secondary students should be at school by 8:15am and prepared to attend form and period 1 classes (8:20am secondary students, 8:20am primary students). If students are late they are required to sign in and receive a late note from the front office prior to attending class.

Kindergarten Hours

All Kindy students attend school usually:

  • Full days 8:20am – 2:35pm

Kindy A (Room 1) Monday, Tuesday & ODD Wednesday
Kindy B (Room 1) Thursday, Friday and EVEN Wednesday

All Pre-Primary students attend school full time which is 5 days a week, 8:20am to 2:35pm.

Attendance

It is important for your child to attend school regularly. Did you know, It’s NOT OK to stay away!

  • There is a direct correlation between attendance and achievement. Children who on average miss one day of school each fortnight are deemed to be academically at risk.
  • Frequent absences make it difficult for teachers who have to continually re-teach information and skills.
  • Patterns of attendance/absence are set up in the early years of schooling.
  • Poor attendance makes it difficult for students to form positive relationships with their peers.
  • Research shows that students who are often absent from school are likely to earn less than their peers as adults.

The following chart highlights the impact of non-attendance over time. Viewed in this context, the implications of regular absenteeism are startling. The chart shows the cumulative effect of persistent non-attendance over the period from Pre Primary to Year 12.

Days absentTotal DaysNumber of TermsNumber of Years missed
1 day fortnight2264.51 year ½ term
1.5 days per week676.513.53 years 1.5 terms
2 days per week902184 years 2 terms
3 days per week1353276 years 3 terms
5 weeks per term1127.5225 years 2 terms
Average 5 days per term2205.51 year 1.5 terms
Average 10 days per term440112 years 2 terms

All students must attend full-time school until the completion of their Year 12 studies. Special exemptions from schools can be given in some cases for early release to work.

While at school, we are responsible for the students’ welfare and safety at all times. Students are not to leave the school grounds without permission from the Principal or a Deputy Principal. If parents wish their child to leave the school at any time of the day for any reason, a written note to the class teacher or administration must be submitted in advance.

SMS Communication

For your convenience, the schools SMS virtual mobile number is 0400 239 767.
Please store this number in your mobile phone. This number can be used to send an advanced text message of your child’s absence or send a reply. It is also used to notify parents of all emergency closures. If you no longer want this service, please make arrangements at the office.