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Griffith East Public School

Griffith East Public School

Excellence, Innovation and Inclusion

Telephone02 6962 1804

Bell times and routine

School hours

  • 8.45am: Playground supervision commences
  • 8.45am: First bell – no student should be in classrooms unless fully supervised by a teacher.
  • 9.15am: School assembles –morning lines
  • 11.15am: Recess
  • 11.40am: End of Recess
  • 1.10pm: Lunch – children are seated for 10 minutes
  • 1.35pm: Playground duty changeover
  • 2.00pm: End of Lunch
  • 3.15pm: End of School Day

Children are not supervised by staff in the playground until 8.45am.

Children are not to remain at school after 3.15pm unless under direct supervision of a teacher or a parent assisting in school activities.

The school Administration Office Hours are 8.30 a.m.- 3.30 pm.- Monday to Friday. 

Morning lines

On Monday morning at 9.15 a.m all students assemble under the Gunyah before going to class so announcements for the week can be made. This is a time to reinforce the school Wellbeing themes of Respect, Responsibility and Active Learning. On Wednesday at 11:45, students assemble again for brief messages from the teachers.


The School Assemblies are held in the Hall.

  • Years 3-6 Assemblies are held on Thursday at 2.30 p.m. 
  • K-2 Assemblies are held on Friday at 12.30 p.m. 

Classes are rostered to perform items at each assembly and the classes who are presenting are announced in the newsletter each week. You are invited to attend.

During each assembly children are presented with merit awards to recognise and encourage their efforts. Awards include Outstanding Students and Community Crusaders. Every month selected students also achieve Active Citizen awards.

Throughout the year assemblies for special events are held for the whole school.

Playground supervision

There are supervision rosters for the protection, welfare and safety of students in school grounds commencing at 8:45am and finishing at 3:15pm each school day.

In the interests of safety, parents are requested to see that students do not arrive at school before 8:45am as there is NO SUPERVISION before that time.

During recess and lunch students are supervised in designated play areas.

Playground expectations and out-of-bounds areas are made clear to students.