The hours of instruction at school are from 9.00am until 3.30pm each day. These hours will not vary except on the last day of each term when the students will be dismissed at 2.30pm.
The school hours are as follows: -
School commences 9:00am
Morning Recess 10:45am - 11:15am
Lunchtime 1:00pm - 1:50pm (lunch will be eaten in the classroom)
Punctuality is encouraged at Oatlands Primary School as it assists the students to develop such qualities as responsibility, self-discipline, good manners and respect for the rights of others.
In order for the school to fulfil its responsibility for the safety and welfare of students, the school insists on punctual attendance. Students arriving at school after 9.00am are expected to bring a note explaining their lateness.
Arriving after 9.00am is also a safety concern as the City of Casey supervisors on the school pedestrian crossings complete their shift at 9.00am sharp.
Wet Day / Hot Day Program
On days when it is raining at recess time or lunchtime the students will be kept inside and supervised. If permitting (it stops raining) the students will be able to go outside but will be confined to the asphalt/concrete play areas.
A Hot Day Program will be implemented if the forecasted temperature is 35 degrees or over. On these days, morning recess will operate as normal. Students will go outside at recess time and for the first half of lunchtime. During the second half of lunch students will return to their rooms where they will be supervised.
Starting Prep Hours
Week 1 9.00am - 1.00pm (usually a short week)
Week 2 9.00am - 1.00pm (the first full week)
Week 3 9.00am - 2.15pm
Week 4 9.00am - 3.30pm
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