School Hours

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.30am - 3.30pm
Outside these hours, please leave a message on our answerphone. 

School Hours

Children are able to be dropped off at school from 8.30am onwards.

The morning bell rings at 9.00am and it is expected that all children are ready to start the day, with bags unpacked and goodbyes said by this time. 

The school day ends at 3.00pm

We expect children to have left the school grounds by 3.15pm unless they are being directly supervised by a caregiver. 


If your child is unable to attend school, it is important that you phone, email or use HERO to notify the office before 9.00am. This procedure is for the protection and safety of your child. If no record has been made of your child's absence, the school office will make contact with you. 

The Ministry of Education also requires us to record a reason for your child's absence, (e.g. illness, dental appointment, holiday) and if we are not given a reason, your child's absence will be recorded as truant. 

Note: It is always best to let the school office know of absences rather than the class teacher, as in a busy classroom the teacher may not be able to pass the message along to the office. 


If your child arrives after 9.00am, they must come into the office to be signed in. If they have not been signed in, and the class roll has been completed, you may receive a phone call regarding their absence! 

Leaving/Returning during School Hours

If your children is being picked up during school hours, they must be signed out by an adult. There is a clipboard outside the Principal's office for you to note the child's name and the time they left.  When a child returns to school during the day, they must be signed back in by an adult too. These procedures help keep your child safe in case of an emergency. 

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