School Operating Hours

8.30am In school classes bell

8.55am In class bell

9.00am Classes commence

9.00am – 11.00am Learning Block 1

11.00am Early Lunch – out to play (no eating and no bell)

11.30am – 11.50am End of play and back in class to eat, bell

11.50am – 1.30pm Learning Block 2

1.30pm Out to play (no eating and no bell)

1.50pm – 2.00pm End of play and back in class to eat, bell

2.00pm – 3.00pm Learning Block 3

3.00pm Out of school bell

  • Our bell times are structured to ensure that classes begin at promptly at 9 a.m.
  • Pupils’ should arrive at school between 8.30 am and 8.55 am and ensure that they have unpacked their books etc and are prepared to start lessons at 9.00 am.
  • Teachers begin supervision at 8.30 am.
  • It is school policy to release the children promptly at 3.00 pm and to encourage them to make their way home immediately so that parents have an expectation of the time they will return home.

School Entrances

Kelly Street entrance. We would ask that parents reinforce to children the need to be watchful when entering and exiting the school grounds. Pedestrians should use the footpath and avoid using the drive entrance when entering / leaving the school. There is walking access through Hodge Park via the back field.


Pupils should not arrive at school before 8.30am unless arranged through the office or attending Growing Kids Childcare Services. For health and safety reasons any pupil who arrives prior to that time will be asked to wait until 8.30am under the covered area of the junior school.

Late comers must sign in at the School Office and collect a late slip before going to class. It is school policy to try to make contact with the families of absent children for whom no explanation has been received. This is done on a daily basis via text notification.


Please contact the school 7568040 and press 2 if your child will be away on a particular day. Please bring a written or verbal notice to school on your return. The school has a formalised set of procedures it follows daily when children are reported absent by the classroom teacher. You are able to leave absence messages using the school telephone directory system.

Unexplained absences and/or repeated absenteeism (including repeated lateness) will be referred to the Ministry of Education. (No more than 20 half days a year).

Pupils Leaving the School

Any pupil who needs to leave school early must be ‘signed out’ from school. The ‘sign out’ tablet is located on the desk in the reception office.

After School

While we welcome parents at school we would remind you that school does not finish until 3.00pm and that if you arrive early it would be appreciated if children were not distracted by groups assembling and chatting immediately outside the classrooms. A bell will ring at 3.10pm and all children should be left the school grounds.

Visitors to the School

All visitors coming onto the school site must report to the office on arrival.