Oatlands Primary School

Daily Procedures

School Hours

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)

Dismissal 3.30pm


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

Latest Blogs

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Tue, 07 Feb 2017
Can you follow instructions? Practise drawing this cartoon butterfly in your special drawing book.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017
On Christmas Day I got lots of LEGO but these are some of my favourites. I have got lots more and I might even get some on Tuesday, my b’day. 
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
Not going to plan; really? It’s great to see our little leprechaun getting into the swing of playing basketball; maybe he was a little ambitious beginning to play at such a high level, but hey, you never know unless you try! We’ve now come to …
Sun, 25 Dec 2016
So, not even Christmas Day is safe from our little leprechaun! It seems there is no limit to what this feisty little fella will get up to; a little mischief here, a little mischief there…make for interesting and fun times, don’t you think? &#…
Fri, 23 Dec 2016
I suppose all our little leprechaun’s activities throughout this month of December have made him hungry [maybe even a little hangry!], but really? The moon? Cheese? Don’t tell me he’s there with Peppa Pig playing in the muddy puddles; no…

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