Term Dates and School Times

Term Term Dates
Term 1 *Tuesday 30 January 2024 - Thursday 28 March 2024
Refer to start to Term 1 timetable below (2024 Term Dates and School Closure Dates)
Easter 2024 Friday 29 March 2024 – Monday 1 April 2024
Term 2 Monday 15 April 2024 - Friday 28 June 2024
Term 3 Monday 15 July 2024 - Friday 20 September 2024
Term 4 Monday 7 October 2024 - Tuesday 17 December 2024

Student Free School Closure Days

During the year St Francis de Sales has set Student Free School Closure Days. Student Free Days enables our Teaching Staff to attend Professional Development to further develop our expertise in education. The below dates are provided as a guide only and may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Term Date
Term 1 Tuesday 12 March 2024
Term 2 Friday 26 April 2024
Term 3 Friday 16 August 2024
Term 4 Monday 4 November 2024
Term 4 Monday 2 December 2024
2024 Term Dates and Student Free School Closure Dates

All Term and Student Free School Closure Dates are included in our Parent Calendar.

Arriving at School

Children are expected to arrive at school between 8:30am and 8:45am, giving them ample time to greet their teachers and friends, organise their materials for the day and even have a little time to play. All of this is great settling behaviour and allows the students to be ready for the business of the day.

Children arriving after 8:50am experience difficulties settling into the days’ learning as they miss the important “tuning in” that happens at the beginning of each school day.

Being at school on time helps children to learn and assists them in developing good habits which will benefit them throughout their schooling and throughout their lives.

School Times

Students Arrive (from) 8:30am
Classrooms open Grades 3-6 8:40am
First Bell sounds 8:45am
Final morning bell sounds 8:55am
Role Taken and Classes begin 8:55am
Morning Recess 11:00am
Recess Finishes 11:40am
Lunch – Eating 1:40pm
Lunch Recess 1:50pm
Lunch Finishes 2:30pm
Dismissal Grades Prep-6 3:30pm, except on a Friday when children are dismissed at 3:00pm