Attendance

School Hours

For students in years PP-6, a siren sounds at 8.45am, 11.05am and 1.05pm.  All children should proceed directly to their classroom on hearing the siren.  PP break times may vary slightly.

8.45 am School commences (years P-6)

10.45 am – 11.05 am Morning recess

1.05 pm – 1.50 pm Lunch

3.00 pm School ends

Kindergarten session times

Kangaroos (KA)

Monday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm

Tuesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm

Wednesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm (alternate)

Koalas (KB)

Wednesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm (alternate)

Thursday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm

Friday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm

Absence from School

For all absences past, present or future, please SMS 0417 973 697.  

Under the Education Act, the only acceptable reasons for absence from school are illness or medical / dental appointments, which cannot be arranged outside school hours. The Principal does not have the authority to approve absences for family holidays, shopping excursions, caring for other sick family members, etc and absences of this nature must be the responsibility of parents themselves. 

Although there is no legal requirement for kindergarten students to enrol in a school, there is an expectation that once enrolled, students will attend each session, and attendance records are kept. Pre-primary is now compulsory for all students. 

It is a legal requirement that parents notify the school of a valid reason for any absence.  We use an SMS system.  All absences should be sent via SMS to 0417 973 697.  Please give advance warning where possible.  This is a courtesy to the teacher but also to ensure that if your child sets off from home, but does not arrive at school, and we have not heard from you, the alarm is raised. 

Accurate attendance records are required to be kept for each student enrolled at the school. Attendance rolls are legal documents.