Catholic Education South Australia

For Our Parents

School Hours

Students are expected to arrive at school by 8:50am.
The yard is supervised from 8:30 am everyday.

8:30 am: Supervision of Yard, Playground
8:55 am: Music stops. Classroom Doors Open
9.00am: Lessons Begin

11:00am: Recess
11:25 am: Lessons Resume

12:50 pm: Eating Time
1:00 pm: Lunch Play
1:40 pm: Lessons Resume

3:10 pm: End of School Day Bell
3:30pm: End of Kiss N Drop Supervision. End of Emu Crossing Duty for students

SFOA School Terms 2020

Term 1: Tuesday 28th January - Friday 9th April 
Term 2: Monday 27th April - Friday 3rd July 
Term 3: Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September 
Term 4: Monday 12th October - Thursday 10th December 


Public Holidays for 2019

  • January 27th -  Australia Day
  • March 9th - Adelaide Cup
  • April 10th - Good Friday
  • April 13th - Easter Monday
  • April 25th - ANZAC Day
  • June 8th - Queen's Birthday
  • October 5th - Labour Day

Other key details for parents

Front Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm

General Messages: +61 08 8178 9900 (outside of Office hours)

Student Absentee: +61 08 8178 9900 (outside of Office hours)

Late Arrival: Students who arrive after 9:00am are to report to the office, with their  parent/caregiver, who will  sign in at the school office. A late sign in  card is then taken to be given to the class teacher. 

Early Departure: Should any child need to leave the school grounds during school hours e.g. dental/doctor appointment, parental permission must be given. All students must be signed out by their parent/carer at the School Front Office a  'signed out' card is then collected and given to the class teacher before the student can leave the school.

Absence from school: Please inform the school each day when your child is absent from school, due to illness, appointment, etc. An 'Unexplained absences' text message  will be sent to the parent/caregiver after 9.30am if your child is not at school without an explanation. 

Students On Holiday, etc during school terms: Please notify the School Office. The Government requires an ‘Exemption from School Approval form’ to be completed. 

SkoolBag app - please down load the SkoolBag app on your phone to keep up with school communications. SkoolBag app instructions here.

QKR app - For easy quick payments for school lunches, fees, special events, extra cirricular sport and camps. QKR app instructions here

Police Checks: Please enquire at the School Office for Police Check information. You cannot volunteer without it! Police Clearances Expire after 5 years.

Lost Property: Please come in regularly during the term to look for lost items. Lost Property is kept in the School Office. 

Mobile Phones: Mobile phones are not to be brought to school by students unless directed by a parent for a specific reason. Please speak to staff re the Mobile Phone Policy. 

Ambulance Cover - school attendance only: The school has membership.  If you receive an account for an ambulance conveyance from the school, please send the account to the School Office.

Change of Contact Information: fill in the form on the Change of Information page to update your school records.