School hours

Office Hours
Student Services and Reception Hours
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday
Our student services line is (07) 5549 4222.  

Student Absentees
Our student absentee line is (07) 5549 4266 
Absent Text Mobile Number is 0426 306 239 - Please text student name, class, date of absence and reason.
We highly recommend parents utilise this service for any school absence

School Session Times
Norfolk Village State School's learning day is 8.50am to 2.50pm. We encourage students to be on time and prepared to start the school day. Classroom doors will be opened at 8.45am and students entering the grounds before this time are asked to sit in the designated undercover area until dismissed by a member of staff. Before school the oval and all playground equipment are closed.
·       8.45am   Doors Open Years Prep to Year 6.
·       8.50am   First Session Commences
·       11.00am First Break - EatingTime
·       11.15am First Break - PlayTime
·       11.45am Second Session Commences 
·       1.15pm   Second Break - Play Time
·       1.35pm   Second Break - Eating Time
·       1.45pm   Third Session Commences
·       2.50pm   End of School Day
Eating time - during the first break children are required to sit and eat their lunch for fifteen minutes. Eating time is fully supervised by a member of staff. No child is permitted to be playing during this time.

Late Arrival and Early Departure
Children arriving late to school must report to the office for a late attendance to be registered. When children are required to leave school early, they need to be signed out at the office by a parent or guardian unless the parent has contacted the school to make alternative arrangements. Children are not to be collected directly from class.

Non-Attendance at School
Student absences from school must be reported. If your child is sick or the family has matters to attend to, please inform the school by ringing the absentee line (5549 4266), sending an email, or writing a note so that we can record the absence as an explained absence. If your child is constantly away or constantly late without an explanation, we are obliged to report this to the relevant authority. 

Application for Exemption
An exemption is available when a child or a young person cannot attend (or it would be unreasonable to attend) in the circumstances for a period of more than 10 consecutive school days:
  • Holidays
  • Diagnosis of terminal medical condition
  • Illness or hospitalisation (including recovery period at home) for a period greater than 10 consecutive school days
  • 'Carer’ responsibilities
  • Diagnosed mental health condition
Please complete the 'Application for Exemption' form and return to the office with substantial paperwork to prove this absence.
Last reviewed 17 March 2021
Last updated 17 March 2021