Parents - Key Dates & Times

Key Times/Dates 

Pupil Free Days 2021

The Department of Education and Training (DET) allows all government schools to hold four curriculum days per year. Curriculum days are pupil free days which allow the staff to work together on planning and professional development activities. For the key dates and upcoming events please visit the 'Calender' section of our website.

School Times

8.35 a.m. Students start to arrive at school (teachers on duty)

8.50 a.m. Bell for students to enter rooms and prepare for the day’s activities

9.00 a.m. Classes  

11.00 a.m. Morning Recess Eating

11.10 a.m. Morning Recess Play

11.30 a.m. Classes

1.00 p.m. Lunch Eating

1.10 p.m. Lunch Play

1.35 p.m. Lunch Halfway Bell

1.58 p.m. Music Plays – Line Up Time

2.00 p.m. Classes

3.25 p.m. Bus Bell/ Dismissal of Classes in the Open Learning Area

3.30 p.m. Home Bell 

3.45 p.m. Teachers finish duty

Office Hours

The school office is open between the hours of 8:30am - 4.30pm

Student Supervision Before and After School

The Department of Education & Training’s policy requires our school grounds to be supervised 10 minutes before classes commence and 10 minutes after classes are dismissed each day (so from 8:50am and until 3:40pm). Staff are scheduled to supervise the school grounds accordingly each day. Students who are at school earlier or later than the supervised times, should be enrolled in the Out of School Care Program (contact OSHC who provide this service at Hamilton (Gray St) Primary School). Students not collected by 3.40 are required to wait in the office until parents arrive.

Term Dates


Term 1: 28 January – 1 April

Term 2: 19 April – 25 June

Term 3: 12 July – 17 September

Term 4: 4 October – 17 December