Gindie State School operates three instructional sessions and two breaks each day. Students are expected to be prepared for each session, by ensuring they arrive at school prior to the first bell and return to class in a timely fashion at the end of each break. Our day commences with the first bell at 8.55 am. This bell provides students 5 minutes to be in class and ready to start learning at 9.00 am.
Our school greatly values our parents and the role they play in the education of their children. We recognise that parents often wish to speak to teachers before and after school, and we welcome these conversations. However, as with our students, staff also need to ensure they are ready for the start of the day and we ask that parents recognise this and have discussions with teachers well before the first bell or wait until after 3.00 pm.
8.55 am First bell
9.00 am to 11.00 am Morning session (includes 10 min brain break)
11.00 am to 11.15 am First lunch (eating)
11.15 am to 11.40 am First play break
11.40 am to 1.00 pm Middle session
1.00 pm to 1.30 pm Second lunch (eating and play)
1.30 pm to 3.00 pm Afternoon session