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Carlingford Public School

Carlingford Public School

Telephone02 9841 5100

School routine

Students at Carlingford Public School follow a routine throughout the school day.

School times

  • Playground supervision at 9:00am
  • School begins at 9:25am
  • Lunch 11:25am to 12:10pm
  • Afternoon Recess from 2:10pm to 2:30pm
  • School finishes at 3:15pm.

Morning procedures

Children should not arrive at school before 9:00am as there is no supervision before this time. A teacher is on playground duty from 9:00am. On wet days, children should proceed to their classrooms after 9:00am where the class teacher will supervise. Any child arriving before 9:00am must sit under the COLA and wait for the 9:00am bell to ring.

Afternoon procedures

Children are dismissed from their classroom promptly at 3:15pm. A teacher is on duty at the crossing until 3:30pm.  Kindergarten teachers wait outside their classrooms for 5 to 10 minutes after which time the children will be taken to the school office. Other children wait with the teacher on crossing duty and at 3:30pm are then taken into the office by the teacher on crossing duty. Parents who may be delayed in arriving at the school, perhaps because of heavy traffic etc, are asked to telephone so that the school is aware of this. Such messages need to be received by 3:00pm to allow us time to notify the children.

After collecting children, parents are to make their way out of the school to leave the facilities free for the use of after school groups. The playground areas are not open to children in the afternoons.


Thursday 2:30pm in the school hall: 

3 - 6 assembly odd weeks

K - 2 assembly even weeks 


School Term Dates 2022

Term 1: 1 February 2022 - 8 April 2022

Term 2: 27 April 2022 - 1 July 2022 

Term 3: 19 July 2022 - 23 September

Term 4: 10 October 2022 - 16 December 2022 


School Term Dates 2023

Term 1                   31 January 2023 - 6 April 2023

Term 2                   25 April 2023 - 30 June 2023  

Term 3                   18 July 2023 - 22 September 2023

Term 4                    9 October 2023 - 15 December 2023