Bell times

Moonee Ponds West Primary School operates a three-session day.  The following are the bell times.


8.45 a.m.                    Teachers in room. Students to enter room, put bags away, hand in notices, change take home reading books, check the day board/agenda, set up learning area for the day of learning, put their chair down, be ready for roll marking at 9.00 a.m.

8.55 a.m.                    Music

9.00 a.m.                    Bell

11.00 a.m.                  Recess bell

11.28 a.m.                  Music

11.30 a.m.                  Bell end of recess

1.15 – 1.30 p.m.          Eating time in the classrooms

1.30 p.m.                    Lunch

2.28 p.m.                    Music and yard clean up– yard duty teachers to supervise

2.30 p.m.                    End of Lunch Bell

3.30 p.m.                    Dismissal


A period of 15 minutes prior to the start of the day and 15 minutes after the final bell for dismissal requires teacher supervision.


It is expected that the teaching staff be in classes by 8.45 a.m. This is an opportunity for books to be changed, to welcome families, hearing students read.