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. 

SFOA School Terms 2021

Term 1 - 27 January to 9 April
Term 2 - 27 April to 2 July
Term 3 - 19 July to 24 September
Term 4 - 11 October to 10 December


Public Holidays 2021

  • Friday 1 January - New Year's Day
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day
  • Monday 8 March - Adelaide Cup
  • Friday 2 April - Good Friday
  • Saturday 3 April - Easter Saturday
  • Monday 5 April - Easter Monday
  • Monday 26 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 14 June - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 4 October - Labour Day
  • Friday 24 December - Christmas Eve
  • Monday 27 December – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday 28 December – Boxing Day/Proclamation Day
  • Friday 31 December – New Year’s Eve

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: Please submit an absentee form via the SkoolBag app.

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 and for all school absentees. 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.