A Day at Cairns Primary

Ringing BellEach morning school starts at 9am.  Children will gather in their correct playground (infant or senior) with their friends until the bell rings and they gather in their class lines.  On rainy days, the children will be brought into the Dinner Hall by a member of staff where they will wait quietly with their class until the bell rings and their teacher arrives to collect them. 

Children will work in their classes until break time which is at 10:30 - 10:45.  Children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack to eat during their playtime to ensure that they are ready to return to class ready to learn.  Children will then continue their learning until lunchtime.  Infant children start their lunchtime at 12 o'clock and children in Primary 4 - 7 start theirs at 12:15.  Lunchtime then runs until 1 o'clock during which time children can eat their lunch, play games in the playground or MUGA as well as spending time with friends. 

Afternoon teaching then commences at 1pm and the children remain with their class until 3pm when the home time bell rings.  At this time children walk from their classroom to the playground where they are then handed over to parents and family who are waiting to collect them in the playground. Alternatively, children who are attending After School clubs or travelling home on the school bus go to the previously established meeting point.   

Many children at Cairns start their day a litle earlier in the morning by attending the Breakfast Club.  This runs from 8:15 until 8:45 and the children can enjoy a healthy breakfast for a small cost.  The Breakfast Club takes place in the school Dinner Hall. 

There are also a wide range of After School Clubs led by staff which are available to all children attending Cairns Primary School.  These clubs are free of charge and generally run from 3pm - 4pm.  Please click on the link below to see what clubs are on offer this school year. 

After School Clubs


Policy and Practice


As we continue to embrace the positive learning experiences that the internet and digital technologies bring, it is of the utmost importance that responsible use and safety guidelines for both staffcomputer and pupils are embedded throughout our establishment and across our curriculum.

Please click here below to read our school Technologies Policy.