School Hours

School commences 8.45 am
Recess 10.45 am – 11.10 am
Lunch 1.10 pm – 1.50 pm
School ends 3.00 pm

Students should not arrive at school before 8.30 am.  Between 8.30 am and 8.45 am they should quietly prepare for class and remain in the vicinity of the quadrangle.  Parents please drop all children at the gates between 8.30am and 8.44am. There is no parent access to the site in the mornings.

Please collect students at the gates or from classrooms at 3.00pm.

Parents please do not direct students to go play on the oval, unsupervised, before or after school. They must remain under your duty of care outside of school hours.

Kindergarten session times

Boodalang (KA)

Monday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm
Tuesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm (alternate)

Maali (KB)

Wednesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm (alternate)
Thursday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm

KaaKaa (KC)

Monday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm
Tuesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm (alternate)

Gates to the early learning centre open at 8.30 am. Parents please bring your child into the classroom to prepare so they are ready to start at 8.45 am.  Please collect your child from the classroom at 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 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. 

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