School Hours and Attendance

School hours at Baler Primary

8:05 am Classrooms open 

8:20 am Lessons start 

10:30 am Recess 

10:50 am Lessons resume 

12.50 pm Lunch 

1.20 pm Lessons resume 

2:20 pm End of day 

Students should not arrive earlier than 7:45am as staff supervision does not commence until this time. Any student who does arrive before 7.45am is required to be seated in the Kestrel court area. At 7.45 to 8.05am students can play in the Kestrel court area or behind Jabiru block. Students are dismissed by the staff on duty to go to their classrooms at 8.05 am. 

School Development Days

Students do not attend on school development days.

Monday 29th January 2024

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Friday 26th May 2024

Friday 2nd August 2024

Monday 7th October 2024

Friday 13th December 2024

School Attendance

Student attendance at school will continue to be a priority. Regular attendance at school is of vital importance for students to maximise their potential for academic, social and emotional growth. Every day counts! Research has shown that children who attend school for less than 90% of the time are at risk. Days away quickly add up – a children who misses one day per week throughout their school life, really misses 2 years and 1 term! Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring their children attend school regularly and for providing explanations when their child is away from school.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if we can assist you in improving your child’s attendance. Taking family holidays during the school term is strongly discouraged, however we appreciate that this may sometimes be unavoidable. Should this be necessary, families are asked to make an appointment with one of the school’s Deputy Principals to discuss this. Absence for vacation is not recorded as an authorised form of absence.

Getting to school on time is also really important. Arriving late can be very stressful for students and disruptive for other class members. Students arriving after 8.30 am need to obtain a late note from the front office.

Click on the link below for further information in regards to the Attendance Bus.

Hedland Attendance Strategy