School Times 

  • Yard opens 8:30am 
  • Classrooms open 8.40am
  • Lesson begins 8:45am – 10:40am
  • Recess 10:40am – 11:00am
  • Lessons continue 11:00am – 12:35pm
  • Eat lunch (supervised) 12:35pm – 12:45pm
  • Lunch play 12:45pm - 1:20pm
  • Afternoon lessons 1:20pm - 3:00pm
  • Dismissal 3:00pm
  • Yard closes 3:15pm 

On the last day of each term there is an early dismissal at 2:00pm  


Out of School Hours Care Times 

Out of school hours care is available before and after school from 6:30am until 6:00pm daily and during vacation times. Enrolment is essential for these programs.


Enrolling at Forbes Primary School 

Starting school is an exciting time for families and children as they take early steps on their journey through the education system. Having the same first day of school means that every child is guaranteed four terms of reception before they go on to the rest of their primary schooling. It will also mean a more stable environment for children with fewer changes to classes throughout the year. If your child turns five before May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term 1 in that year. If your child turns five on or after May 1, they will start school on the first day of Term One the following year.

If your child is transferring to Forbes from another site and is already along their education journey, then please contact the office for enrolment forms and details about Principal tours.


Reception Mid-Year intakes are set for 2024.


Breakfast Club

8:00-8:40am Tuesday to Thursday. This program is run by Volunteers.
Students must be supervised until 8:30am by their parent or caregiver.
Students who do not follow the school behaviour code will be unable to remain in the hall after collecting breakfast.     



We have a healthy eating policy and encourage the eating of fresh fruit and vegetables and drinking of water every day through The Crunch and Sip program. We are mindful that some students have food allergies and we discourage food sharing. We are a nut aware school.

Lunches may be purchased from the local shop and the food is delivered back to the school at lunchtime. Students choose from a school menu and online.

The Parent Network group sell some special items on Fridays at recess time eg ice blocks and Milo. 


Term Dates 

Term dates can be located on the Department of Education website.

2023 term dates are: 

Term 1:  Monday 30th of January to Friday 14th of April 2:00pm
Term 2:  Monday 1st of May to 2:00pm Friday 7th of July 2:00pm
Term 3:  Monday 24th of July to Friday 29th of September 2:00pm
Term 4:  Monday 16th of October to Friday 15th of December 2:00pm



Students are expected to follow the dress code and wear clothing that enables them to participate fully and safely in the range of curriculum activities. The school colours are maroon, white, grey and black. Hats are worn in the months when the UV index is high. The school sells a range of items with the school logo and parents may also purchase items in the school colours from local stores.

Forbes Primary School Uniform Policy