The School Day

Students are expected to attend school unless they are unwell or unable to attend.  School times in the Junior School are as follows:-

Daily Timetable

8.05am Playground supervision begins
8.30am Class commences - Assembly/Prayer/Administration
8.45am - 10.30am  Lessons
10.30am - 10.50am Recess
10.50am - 1.00pm Lessons
1.00pm - 1.50pm Lunch
1.50pm - 3.05pm Lessons
3.05pm Dismissal

Absence and Lateness

School starts at 8.30am. Students late to the College must report to the Junior School receptionist and present their diary for signing. 

For absences, the College needs to be notified by email to [email protected] by 9.00am. Upon return to the College, students must present their homeroom teacher with a written note explaining their absence.

Should your son need to leave the College early please notify the College in writing via email. Students will need to report to the Junior School receptionist and present their diary for signing and be signed out of the College by a parent.

College Statement on Incidental Leave

There will be occasions when prevailing family circumstances may lead to parents seeking some form of approved leave from the College for a nominated period of time. All such requests are to be made in writing directly to the Head of Junior School using the online form “Application for Exemption from Attendance at School”  this form is also available via Manresa. These requests will be considered on an individual basis by the Head of Junior School and permission granted based on compassionate, family circumstances. Please note that all such requests are filed and need to be submitted to government authorities, if required.

With respect to late or early leave from term, our request is that parents are mindful of the fact that our holidays are consistent with Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) guidelines. Extending holidays to take advantage of cheaper air fares is not a valid reason for a request, given the already generous amount of holidays allowed for our schools.