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St Joseph's School Wandal School Routine
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8:35 AM

School Commences

11:00 - 11:40 AM

Lunch Break

1:40 - 2:00 PM



3:00 PM

School Day Ends

Arrival & Departure Times


Children should not arrive at school prior to 8.15 a.m. unless approval has been granted by the principal. If it is unavoidable that a child arrives at school prior to 8.15 a.m. They are expected to utilise our Before School Care service. Morning playground duty commences at 8.15 a.m. At this time children move to the basketball court area where they are permitted to play.


Parents are requested to ensure that all children leave the grounds by 3.20 p.m. Should there be a difficulty in arranging for your child to be collected by this time, please phone the school as soon as possible on the day. Each afternoon there are three, teacher supervised collection areas:

  • Herbert Street – children wait near the entrance gate.

  • Rundle Street – children wait on the chairs outside the office. This is a BUS ONLY pickup zone.

  • Meade Street Car park – children in Prep, Year 1 and their siblings wait on chairs to be collected from entrance gate.



If, for any reason, a child is late for school, is required to leave early, or is to be absent for part of the day, the office must be informed and the child ‘signed out/in’ at the administration office.


If a child is absent from school, parents must notify the school by parent lounge, phone, email or via our School App as soon as possible. If you know in advance that your child will be absent for an extended period of time, please notify your child’s teacher to ensure that specific arrangements can be made if necessary.


Each school day commences at 8.35a.m. with all children assembling in the undercover area on Monday's. At this time we join together in prayer and acknowledge each other’s achievements, celebrate birthdays and share important information.

On most Fridays our school community gathers for a weekly prayer assembly. Individual classes assume responsibility for preparing and presenting this weekly assembly. Dates of scheduled class assemblies can be found on the term calendar and in the weekly newsletter. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.

As well as these occasions, the school comes together for a variety of Liturgical Celebrations that recognise important events in the life of the school as well as that of the Church and community eg Anzac Day, Holy Week, St Joseph’s Feast Day and the Feast Day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.


As a way of celebrating achievement, effort and improvement, awards are presented on Friday assembly.

Frequently Asked Questions

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