School hours and absences

School starts at 8.40am and finishes 3.05pm with early closure on Wednesday at 2.30pm, the school hours are:

Monday: 8.40am to 3.05pm
Tuesday: 8.40am to 3.05pm
Wednesday: 8.40am to 2.30pm (Early Closure)
Thursday: 8.40am to 3.05pm
Friday: 8.40am to 3.05pm

Recess: 10.30am to 10.50am
Lunch: 12.40pm to 1.25pm

The school office is open during term Monday to Friday between 8.15am  and 3.30pm

Arrival at School

While children should not arrive before 8.15am all children should be at school by 8.30am so they can get themselves organised for the day. Parents are asked to pick children up promptly after school. If you are running late, please call the office so that we can reassure your child that you are on your way.


Absentee Message Line: 0447 895 776

The school must be advised if your child is absent.  Lake Monger Primary School has a dedicated absentee messaging line.  Please send a message in the morning, before 9.20am if your child will be absent from school.  Please include your child’s full name, date and a reason for their absence.  Alternatively, you may phone or email the school.

An automated SMS message will be sent to the main parent contact after 9.30am if you have not notified the school of your child’s absence.

The School Education Act 1999 required a student of compulsory age to regularly attend a registered school or an approved educational program.  Students may be absent from school for reasons such as illness, religious/cultural ceremonies or any other reason considered acceptable by the Principal.  Audits of student absences are conducted. Children’s absences from school in term time due to vacations, is not supported, because children need to be at school every day.

It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child/ren regularly attends school and to inform the Principal within three school days as to the cause of the absence.  

Children need to be at school in order to learn and therefore Lake Monger Primary School does not support extended holiday absences during term time.

Late Students

Any child arriving late to school must come to the office to receive a late note before going to class.

Collecting your child during school hours

A student may leave the school grounds during school hours provided he/she is collected by an authorised, responsible adult who has signed them out at the front office.

Explanatory notes from parents are requested for:

  • Daily absences from school
  • Exclusion from sport and physical education activities for medical reasons.