School Hours and Attendance

East Waikiki school hours and break times are as follows:

  • 8.15am gates open for student entry
  • 8.30am – classes commence – Session 1
  • 9.30am – In class session 2
  • 10.20am – In class session 3
  • 11.10am – Lunch eating time in class
  • 11.20am – Lunch play time
  • 11.40am – In class session 4
  • 12.30pm – In classes session 5
  • 1.20pm – Afternoon recess and play
  • 1.40pm – In class – Session 6
  • 2.30pm – School finishes.


At East Waikiki Primary School, we want your children to do their very best. To get the best education, they need to go to school every day. At school, many concepts such as literacy and numeracy are taught in a sequence. Missing school means missing out on learning – which can often make it difficult to catch up later. This is particularly important in the early years when essential foundation skills are being taught.

We know that some children may need extra encouragement to go to school regularly. By working together, we can address some of the reasons why your child may not want to go to school. If your child is away from school, please ensure you provide a reason for this absence to your child’s teacher or to the office.