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School hours

Children should arrive by 8.30 am but preferably not before 8.15 am (Kids Club is available)

Our school proudly supports the Queensland Government's Every day counts initiative and is firmly committed to improving student attendance at school.


  • School lessons begin at 8.50 am.
  • First break is between 10.50 am and 11.30 am.
  • Second break is between 1.00 pm and 1.40 pm.
  • School is dismissed at 2.50 pm.
  • Assembly is held at 2:15 pm Tuesday even weeks in the hall.


Children arriving prior to 8.30 am are required to sit under F Block near the tuckshop until either dismissed by a teacher or the first bell goes. Having entered the school grounds in the morning, the children are not allowed to leave the grounds until they depart at 2.50 pm. Exceptions can only be made with the parent’s written consent or if a child is picked up personally by a parent or nominated person. Any child who leaves the school prior to 2.50 pm must be signed out at the school office.


It is the parents responsibility to advise the school when a student will be absent and for what reason.  At Palmwoods State School you may advise of an absence by:
1.       Phoning 5453 2444 and leaving a message on the absentee line prior to 8:50am.
2.       Emailing  prior to 8:50am.
3.       Advising administration staff and or teachers of students absence in person prior to 8:50am.