St. Pius X Primary School

St Pius X School, Melville




Bell times


School Hours and Day

Children should not arrive at school before  Children should be at school by at least 8.40am.  This allows them to hang up their bags and be in time to begin the school day.

The School Day


 8.45am               First Bell – Prayer Assembly

10.35am              Morning Tea

11.00 am             Class commences

12.45pm              Lunch

1.30 pm               Afternoon class begins

2.45pm                School dismissal


It is requested that children are punctual.  Lateness disrupts class routines and children miss out on important learning time.



Wet Day Arrangements


Unless otherwise notified, bell times will remain the same in the winter as in the summer.







After School Care

The school does not have an after school care programme, however we have made arrangements with the Te Whare Kokonga. The cost is $6.00 per/day or $30 per week. A number of our students use this service. Students are picked up from school and walked down to the centre at the end of the street. On wet days they are driven. They run from 3pm - 5:30pm. For more information Phone (07) 843 8811. email: