School Hours and Attendance

Students who arrive (with or without their parents) before 8:25am will be supervised in the undercover assembly area (Year 1, 2 and 3) and the senior gazebo (Year 4, 5 and 6)

The school day at Armadale Primary School will operate as follows:

8.25am – Classrooms open for students (preparation for the day) (SIREN)
8.35am – Start of the school day (SIREN)
8.45am – 10.45 am – Sessions 1 and 2 (Instruction time)
10.45am – 11:05am – Recess  (a warning SIREN will sound at 11.03am and again at 11.05am)
11:05am – 1:05pm – Sessions 3 and 4 (Instruction time)
1.05pm – 1.45pm – Lunch (a warning SIREN will sound at 1.43pm and again at 1.45pm)
1.45pm – 2.45pm – Session 5 (Afternoon instruction)
2.45pm – End of school day (SIREN)


Absence from school

Under Section 25 of the School Education Act 1999, a child’s parents are requested to advise their class teacher in writing of the reason for their child’s absence on the child’s return to school or within three days of the child’s firsday of absence to meet with the requirements of the Education Act. This includes all children enrolled in Kindergarten through to Year 6.

The Principal may also request a certificate from a medical practitioner to support the extended reason for absence of a student.

School is compulsory for students from Pre Primary to Year 6.  A student who misses more than 5 days a term is deemed to be at education risk.

If your child cannot attend school please fill in the online absentee form.

If parents are planning a vacation during the school term they are asked to notify the Principal and gain acknowledgement by the school for this vacation.

Student work is not provided for holiday periods and on the days the school is open. 

In circumstances where a student is unable to attend school due to a physical injury this policy is revoked.