Benneydale School

Benneydale School

School Bells 

  • The school bell is rung manually in the office by the Office Manager

  • Continuous ringing of the bell indicates evacuation procedure.

  • When sounded, all staff and students are to evacuate to the main evacuation area, the school field. (Refer to Evacuation Plan.)

  • In the event of a lock down an air horn siren will go off.  This indicates lockdown and students are to move as quickly as possible into the school library/special needs unit.

Class Bell Times:

 9.00 am School day begins

10.30 am Morning tea

11.00 am Middle session begins

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Afternoon session begins

      3.00 pm School finishes


Once a child arrives at school, they will not be able to leave the school grounds except:

  •     When the parents/caregivers permission is given to leave the school grounds such as on a trip.
  •     Where the parent/caregiver or authorised representative takes a child out of school.

   Wet Day Supervision:

  • Signal for wet day supervision – 3 rings on bell at beginning of morning interval and lunchtime.

  • Children will remain inside under supervision. Should weather clear – after 12:45 p.m. – duty teacher will ring 1 long bell and children may go out, and normal playground supervision will take over.

  • If it is necessary to bring children in after 12:45 p.m. through wet weather, duty teacher will ring 3 bells and wet weather supervision will take over immediately.


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