School Hours and Attendance

Morning Session 1: 8.45am – 10.35am

Recess: 10.35am – 11.00am

Morning Session 2: 11.00am – 12.40pm

Lunch: 12.40pm – 1.20pm

Afternoon Session: 1.20pm – 3.00pm

Classrooms open at 8.30am. Students arriving before 8.30am need to assemble in the undercover area.


There will be two kindergarten groups at Bassendean Primary School in 2018.

Each group will attend 15 hours a week, 5 days per fortnight (3 days one week, 2 days the next).

Absences from school

It is compulsory for school aged children to attend school. In circumstances where this is not possible due to illness or in the event of medical / dental appointments that cannot be arranged outside of school hours, please notify your child’s teacher and the staff in the office. In cases where you are able to give advance written notice of absences, particularly prolonged absences, advanced notice is appreciated.

Bassendean Primary School also offers you the option of sending an SMS to advise us of your child’s absence. The number is 0437 614 886. AN online form is optional in the Absentee section.

The Principal does not have the authority to approve absences for family holidays, shopping excursions, caring for other family members etc and absences of this nature are recorded as an ’unauthorised absence’. While we do not encourage holiday’s during the term, we do request advanced notification so teachers can discuss options for your child’s learning for the duration of the school absence. Please remember ‘every day at school counts’. We appreciate your cooperation in this regard.

Late Arrival

The morning bell goes at 8.45am and a student is considered late if they are not in their classroom when the morning bell sounds. Please ensure your children come to school on time. In the event that your child is late a parent/guardian must accompany them through the front office and receive a late pass which is handed to the classroom teacher.