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Arrival and departure

When students arrive at school, they must go to the Main Covered Area and remain seated until the 8.40 am bell. When the bell goes, students will line up in class groups and wait for their teacher to collect them. Instruction at Petrie State School begins at 8.50 am.

Playgrounds and play equipment are not supervised before school and are out of bounds. Parents who arrive at school with their children are encouraged to wait with them in the Covered Area. There is also no supervision of play facilities after school. There are staff members on duty in a number of pick-up and bus areas after school.  

Outside School Hours Care is provided from 6.00 am - 6.00 pm each day.


Leaving the school grounds
Once at school, children are not permitted to leave the school grounds unless prior arrangements have been made with the Principal.


Arriving late and leaving early
Learning is a full time task and it is important that interruptions to this time are minimised. From time to time students may arrive late to school or leave early from school. The following procedures are in place to ensure your child arrives safely at their classroom.

A student who arrives after 9.00 am is considered late. When a student is late for school, the Parent/Caregiver is to report to the office to collect an “Early/Late” slip which will be printed by office staff. Parents/Caregivers sign the visitor’s book and collect a visitor’s sticker to wear before escorting the student to class and handing the “Early/Late” slip to the teacher. Parents/Caregivers should then return to the office to sign out.

If a Parent/Caregiver needs to collect a student early from school, they should first report to the office to collect an “Early/Late” slip which will be printed by office staff. Parents/Caregivers sign the visitor’s book and collect a visitor’s sticker to wear before taking the “Early/Late” slip to the class teacher to collect the student. They should then report back to the office with the student to sign out. Parents of Prep students in the Wyllie Street classrooms should come to the office first to collect their slip, and then go to Prep to collect their child.