School Hours and Attendance

For the remainder of the 2020 school year, East Waikiki will be trialling modified school hours and break times. We welcome any and all feedback through out the trial.

School Commences:       8:30am (school gates and classroom doors open at 8:15am)

Morning Recess:               10:20 – 10:40

Lunch:                                   12:20-12:50

School Finishes:                2:30pm

During the trial there will no longer be early close on Tuesdays. Gates will open at 2:30pm, and school finishes at 2:30pm every day.


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.