Newcastle East Public School

Australia's oldest school - since 1816

Telephone02 4929 2911

School times and procedures

Children are not encouraged to come to school before 8:25am as there are no teachers on duty until that time.

School Hours

Morning Session: 8:45am - 10:45am

Lunch: 10:45am - 11:35am

Middle Session: 11:35am - 12:35pm

Recess: 1:35pm - 2:00pm

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Early Arrival 

The Out of school hours (OOSH) centre provides care for those who need to leave their children earlier. Staff are on duty from 8.20 am and all students need to be under the COLA area. 


Bags are put on the verandah or outside the classroom on arrival before going into the playground. Children go to their own classroom on rainy mornings.

The school has school backpacks for sale, through the office.