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School hours

Bell times

The morning bell rings at 8.45am ready for our ‘Spelling Mastery’ program.

Bells also ring at 11.25am and 1.55pm to allow students toilet/drink times before re-entering class after the lunch/play breaks.


Far North Queensland (FNQ) buslines run a daily school bus service to and from Cow Bay and Cape Tribulation.

Please contact Coral Reef coaches on (07) 4098 2800 regarding bus times, changes and other arrangements.

The bus driver adheres to the code of conduct for School bus travel as provided by the Queensland Transport. Adults are not permitted to travel on the bus.

During the wet season the road can become impassable due to flooding etc. If this should happen, please contact the school to advise arrangements for your child/children, i.e. alternate transport, overnight billeting.

Class times

8.45-9.15am – Spelling mastery groups   

9.15-10.10am – Reading groups   

10.10-11.00am – Literacy rotations   

11.30am-12.15pm – Mathematics   

12.15-1.15pm – Mathematics   

2-3pm – Other key learning and curriculum areas.


Each class has a refrigerator for student lunches. Students are encouraged to eat healthy and to ensure they drink water throughout the day. 

All year levels enjoy a daily procedure of having a ‘power/ protein snack’ – (fruit, vegetable or protein snack) at 8.50 am. 

Eating times for all students are then at:



Tuckshop is not available.

On Thursday and Friday at second lunch there is extended supervised play in order to offer sporting games and other activities like gardening.