School hours and attendance

Cottesloe Primary School

Children are not permitted in the school grounds prior to 8.30am unless given permission by the Principal

Students should be picked up from 3.10pm but no later than 3.30pm each school day.Between 8.30 – 8.50am, students should prepare for the day’s activities. No sporting gear to be taken out prior to school.


School Start: 8.50 am
School closes:  3 pm

Pre-Primary to Year 6

School Start: 8.50 am
Morning Recess: 11 am – 11.25 am
Lunch: 12.55 pm – 1.40 pm
School closes:  3.10 pm

Absence from school

We ask for your fullest co-operation in seeing that your child attends school each day. Absence from school places hardship on the pupil. It is not necessary to telephone the school to notify absences. A written note explaining an absence is required or use Connect.  

Under Department of Education and Training regulations, absence from school should be for illness, or medical or dental appointments.

Absences for all other purposes are generally discouraged. Students are expected to attend school for the entire day, ie 8.50 a.m. – 3.10 p.m.It is policy that assignments or worksheets are not prepared in advance for children going on holidays, although teachers will indicate areas that will be covered while the child is away. Extended absences are reported to the Student Services, West Coast District Education Office.