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School Hours / Attendance

Primary School and Pre-Primary

School starts 8.35am
School finishes 2.35pm

Note: Students in Kindergarten and Pre Primary must be dropped off and picked up by parents

Kindergarten

Students attend 5 days per fortnight (2 days one week, 3 days the next week).
School starts 8.30am
School finishes 2.40pm
(Students may be dropped off at school from 8.20am.)

Attendance

Attending school every day is important!
Western Australian law stipulates that all school-aged children must go to and attend school every day.
Developing the habit of going to school every day is vitally important so your child does not miss out on important ideas and skills they need for future learning.

Did you know?:
• missing half a day of school each week equates to one month of missed learning per year
• the attendance habits set by your child when they first start school continue throughout their school life
• if your child misses half a day of school each week between Pre-primary and Year 10, they would miss almost one full year of learning
• learning is cumulative – if your child misses a day, it is harder for them to catch up.

You can help by arriving and collecting your child on time; making sure they get nutritious meals and enough sleep; making appointments with doctors, dentists and specialists, and making holiday plans during school holidays and not during the school term.

Absences

If your child is unwell and unable to come to school, please let us know straight away:

• Contact the front office on 9527 3600
• Parents may email absences to hillmanps@education.wa.edu.au
• Use our free Skoolbag App
• Pop in to the front office
• Write a brief note including: the date of absence; child’s name; child’s class; reason for absence; signature

If your child is late to school they must report to the front office before going to their classroom.