Class times


Bentley Park College's Primary and Secondary sectors each has its own timetable and bell schedule, with the ideal arrival time for all students being between 8.30 am and 8.45 am.

Students are not to arrive at school before 8.00 am or be collected after 3.30 pm. Bentley Park Outside School Hours Care is a local business operating on site if your require your Primary student to be supervised outside of these times, or there are a number of daycare centres in the local area providing school pick-ups and drop-offs and outside school hours care. 

Bentley Park Outside School Hours and Vacation Care

Telephone: (07) 4055 4000

Mobile: 0417 641 521


Gate Access

Parent/carer/visitor access to the College is restricted during the hours of 8.45 am to 3.00 pm. All parents/carers/visitors must report directly to either the A Block (Primary) through Gate 8 or AA Block (College Administration and Secondary) through Gate 1 when, for example, collecting a student for a pre-arranged appointment or from the sick bay. All other gates are locked during school hours.

Primary (Prep to Year 6)

Classes begin at 8.50 am and finish at 3.00 pm. Students can arrive at school from 8.00 am, but are not to arrive before then. Before and After School Care is available for those who find these times inconvenient. Students arriving after the 8.50 am bell need to go through the Primary Administration office to collect a late note. Students need to be collected as soon as possible from their class or the Primary main gate at the end of the day as supervision is provided only until 3.30 pm.

Prep students

It is requirement that a parent/carer or other nominated care provider brings the child to the Prep classroom and signs the child in between 8.40 am and the first bell at 8.50 am. Individual Prep teachers may choose to open their doors before this time. When children come into the classroom, they are encouraged to be responsible for their own belongings and to follow the routine outlined by the teacher.

School finishes at 3.00 pm. Prep children need to be collected from the classroom by a parent/carer or other nominated care provider. The person must sign the child out daily. You must notify the school, personally or in writing, if there is a change in current arrangements. If you know you are going to be late, please contact the Primary Administration office on 07 4040 8104 by 2.45 pm to notify of your delay.  Prep children who are not collected promptly will be taken to the Primary Student Services office to wait.

Collection by Siblings

Parents/carers may arrange for siblings in the Secondary Sector to drop off and collect Primary siblings. Please advise the Main Administration office in writing and an identification card will be provided to your Secondary student/s.  The nominated student will be required to collect any Prep to Year 2 siblings from their classroom, with any Year 3 to Year 6 student to be collected from the main Primary entry gate between the Primary Library and Primary Administration office (A block).

​Primary Bell Schedule

​8.45 am 
​Warning Bell
​8.50 am
​School starts
8.50 am to 11.00 am​Session 1
​11.00 am to 11.50 am
​Lunch 1
​11.50 am to 1.30 pm
Session 2
​1.30 pm to 2.00 pm
​Lunch 2
​2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Session 3
​3.00 pm
​School ends

Secondary (Years 7 to12)

Classes begin at 8.50 am and finish at 3.00 pm. There are two breaks through the course of the day. Students should not arrive at school until 8.30 am. Students arriving after 9.00 am need to collect a late note from the Main Administration office.  

Classes operate on 70 minute subject periods (Lesson 3 is 80 minutes) where the students move from class to class for each of their specific subjects. 

Year 7 students will move around for speciality subjects however their core subjects are conducted in their homeroom/block.

Students are expected to 'be in the right place at the right time' and move quickly to their next class with the minimum of delay.

​Secondary Bell Schedule

​8.45 am
​Warning bell
​8.50 am to 9.00 am
​Form Class
​9.00 am to 9.05 am
9.05 am to 10.15 am
​Lesson 1
10.15 am to 10.20 am
​10.20 am to 11.30 am
​Lesson 2
​11.30 am to 12.05 am
​Lunch 1
​12.05 am
​Warning bell
​12.10 pm to 1.20 pm
​Lesson 3
​1.20 pm to 1.45 pm
​Lunch 2
​1.45 pm
​Warning Bell
​1.50 pm to 3.00 pm
​Lesson 4
​3.00 pm
School ends

Last reviewed 09 March 2021
Last updated 09 March 2021