Mission, Vision and Values
Developed by students, parents and staff at Carranballac P-9 College we are proud of our college mission, vision and values and link these important elements into everything we do.
Our College fosters excellence in lifelong learners who are resilient, connected and respectful.
One college, infinite possibilities, working together, embracing the future.
Term Dates & School Hours
Supervision officially commences at 8.30am. Therefore, the school takes no responsibility for children before this time. Children are welcome to place their bags near classrooms after 8.30am, before playing out in the playground until the bell rings.
Carranballac currently operates two timetables. Our Primary students (Foundation – Year 6) are scheduled to the Primary Timetable and our Secondary students (Year 7 – Year 9) are scheduled to our Secondary Timetable.
Primary students attend two morning sessions, followed by recess, another two sessions followed by lunch and then a final session in the afternoon. Each classroom session runs for 60 minutes.
The school day starts at 8:45am every morning, with students encouraged to arrive between 8:30am-8:40am. Students arriving after 8:45am will be marked late, resulting in contact from the school to the parents.
Secondary students classes are scheduled for 50 minutes per lesson, breaking for recess and lunch through the day. The school day starts at 8:45am every morning, with students encouraged to arrive between 8:30-8:40am. Students arriving after 8:45am will be marked late, resulting in contact from the school to the parents.
Breakfast Club runs through the school term on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am – 8:30am at our Boardwalk campus and Thursday and Friday mornings from 8am – 8:30am at our Jamieson Way campus.
To help our Foundation students to settle into a comfortable school situation, during February they will only attend on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We believe having a day off (Wednesday) in the middle of the week to rest at home will rejuvenate them enough to continue through to Friday.
On days of excessive heat or wet weather, the children will have shortened outside play times or may be indoors during recess or lunch.
If your child will be absent from school, you are required to submit an absence note through COMPASS by 9.30am on the morning of the absence. Alternatively, you may call the school office, ph 9395 3533. Failure to do this will result in an automated text message notifying you of your child’s absence. You will also receive a phone call from a staff member requesting an explanation for your child’s absence.
Late Arrivals and Early Departures
All students who arrive after 8.45am must report to the office to sign in. Those marked as late will require an explanation provided by a parent/carer.
If you would like to pick up your child early, please go to the office to sign them out. Students are not permitted to leave the school prior to 3.00pm without a parent/carer. You may call ahead to have your children waiting at the office for you when you arrive.
2023 Term Dates & Public Holidays
Please Note: Students will be dismissed at 3pm on the last day of each term
2023 Term Dates
2023 Curriculum Days & Public Holidays
(Students do not come to School on these Days)
Policies & Plans
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2023 School Councillors
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