School Hours and Attendance

School and Administration Times 

Kindergarten—Year Six

Monday to Friday 
8:00am Students welcome in the undercover area 
8:10am Doors open 
8:20am Instruction commences 
10:30am Morning Recess 
10:50am Instruction resumes 
12:50pm Lunch 
1:30pm Instruction resumes 
2:30pm School closes 

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00am—3:00pm 

Absences, late arrivals or appointments


The School Education Act 1999 requires compulsory aged students to enrol and attend school. Principals are to record/monitor student attendance, and use strategies to restore attendance if needed. It is the parent/carers responsibility to comply with the Act. 


In Kindergarten it is expected that students attend for fifteen hours a fortnight as per the timetable provided. 

Pre—Primary to Year 6 

Full attendance, five days a week, is compulsory for all students enrolled from Pre-Primary to Year Six. 


Accurate attendance records must be maintained for every student enrolled at Tambrey PS. If you child is absent FOR ANY REASON, you are required to send a written note or verbal message explaining such absence to the teacher when the child resumes or you can phone the front office on 9186 7400. Alternatively, you can send a text to 0409 290 652. 

Consistent attendance and participation at school are essential factors in achieving social and academic learning outcomes. 

Tambrey Primary School has implemented the ‘Message You’ service. If a student has been marked absent from school an automated text message will be sent to inform you of their absence. You can reply to the message to explain the absence and we will update the attendance records. 

If a student needs to be collected during school time to attend unavoidable appointments, they must be signed out at the front office and collected from class by the parent accompanied with documentation.