Need To Know!

School Hours

9.00am to 3.30pm daily during school terms.

9.00am to 2.30pm on the last day of terms, 1,2 and 3.

9.00am to 1.30pm on the last day of term 4.


Students are not permitted to be unsupervised on school grounds before 8.45am or after 3.45pm. Please arrange for your child to attend Camp Australia if your child/ren need to be at school outside of the times specified.


CJC is a very supportive school and is more than happy for families to enjoy time together in the school grounds after hours. However, the supervision by school staff ends at 3.45pm and after this time any child still on the premises becomes the responsibility of parents/guardians. It is not the responsibility of Camp Australia (OSH) to supervise children that are not enrolled in their program. Also, please note that the sports equipment used by Camp Australia is only for the children enrolled in the OSH program.


To comply with the standards and practices to run an outside school hours program, a certain amount of inside and outside space must be provided for the number of students in the program.  The blue area on the map is only available for use by the children enrolled in our before and after care school program during the times indicated.





All student absences must be reported via Compass via the Approval Tab, in advance or before 9am on the day.

All extended holiday notifications must be made in writing/email to the Admin Office prior to the students departure and entered into Compass.


Students Arriving Late/Leaving Early

Students must be signed in via the Compass Kiosk by their parent/guardian. Printed ticket to be taken to the teacher.

Students must be signed out via the Compass Kiosk by their parent/guardian if they are leaving school prior to 3.30pm for any reason. 


First Aid/Sick Bay

First aid needs are managed by one of our dedicated First Aid Officers.

The school has policies in place to assist with caring for students with Anaphylaxis, Allergies, Asthma and any other medical conditions. We request that if your child has any of these medical needs that you obtain the relevant forms from the school office to assist with implementing the highest possible care and safety of your child whilst at school.

We also ask that children are kept at home if they present with any illness. It is not fair on the child, their classmates or their teachers if they are at school whilst they are unwell. We understand that there are work pressures involved, but it then places other children/teachers and their families at risk.  

Please click here for the School Advisory Guide to exclusion times for illness.


Camp Australia

Parents must contact Camp Australia by 2pm on any day that your child needs to attend OSHC and they are not already booked in. You can never ASSUME that they can be accepted into the program on that particular day. When you call Camp Australia and add your child to the list - they will then make sure there are enough staff on duty for the amount of children in the program.


Parent Helpers

All parents on site who are remaining at the school for any reason, other than pickup/drop off or attending assembly, must sign in and have a 'visitor' pass kept with them for the duration of their visit. Parents must sign out using the same system they used to sign in.

All parent helpers must have a valid working with children check.  Please refer to the link to the school policy. Working with Children Check (WWCC).  (WWCC - available free to volunteers.)

Working With Children Checks

The most important work we do in schools is to work with children. An integral part of what we do is involving parents in this work. Parents can be involved in a wide variety of what we do at our school, including participating in school events, being a member of school committees and helping in your child’s class.

As part of our commitment to child safety, we require parents who volunteer to help in our classrooms to have a current ‘Working With Children Check’ (WWCC). We will often ask for volunteers with a WWCC to help out with;


•  Classroom Helpers


•  Excursions


•  Swimming


•  Sports Carnivals


•  Camps


As stated on the Victorian Government’s Working With Children Check Homepage, a WWCC, “assists in protecting children from sexual or physical harm by ensuring that people who work with, or care for them, are subject to a screening process.”


The process to gain a WWCC is simple:


•  Visit http: //


•  Fill in the application form and verify your identity online


•  Check the email that will be sent to you with instructions on how to finalise your application at Australia Post


•  Visit an Australia Post outlet, where your photo will be taken at no charge to you.


Once this is done, simply bring your WWCC to the office and we can add your details to our files.


Many of the activities we run, such as excursions, sports and camps, require the assistance of parents. It is a great opportunity for you to be involved in your child’s education and we hope to continue to broaden the group of parents who are involved in events at our school.



Whole School - Monday mornings @ 9am

Whole School - Last day of term. Other Whole School Assembly may be called for special occassions through out the year.


Bike Shed

The bike shed is unlocked at 8.45am and is locked at 3.45pm daily. Please ensure that you have removed your child's bike/scooter PRIOR to 3.45pm to prevent it being locked in overnight. CJC staff should not be approached to have the gates unlocked outside of the times mentioned.


Term Dates


Term Dates for the next 5 years can be found on the DET website.


* The first day of Term 1 is a student-free day in all government schools to allow for appropriate planning to take place for the arrival of students. Each year government schools are provided with four student-free days for professional development, school planning and administration, curriculum development, and student assessment and reporting purposes. The remaining three student-free days are determined by each individual school, so contact your school for details.

Generally the 1st 3 days of the school year at Caulfield Junior College are reserved as student-free days. and one is allocated during the year. (This may change year to year.)

Please read the newsletter regularly. The date of the final student-free day will be published in there.



Preps do not attend school on Wednesdays for all of February.  Prep literacy assessments are held on these Wednesdays.  Booking details go home with Prep letters.



Additional Information:



Bikes and Scooters


All bikes and scooters need to be kept in the cage at the rear of the school throughout the school day. This is to prevent children from playing with them during school hours, and to prevent theft. The storage cage will be unlocked between 8:45 and 9am, then again between 3:30 and 3:45pm. If a child is attending school activities outside of these times (e.g. Camp Australia, Hebrew, after school activities), they may leave their bikes and scooters neatly under the library stairs ONLY at these times. This means that children attending before-school activities will need to move their bikes and scooters to the storage cage at 8:45, and at 3:30 they may be collected and placed under the library stairs for those attending after-school activities. If your child rides a bike or scooter to school, please speak with them to ensure they understand this requirement.


Lost Property.


Lost Property is located upstairs in the corridor of the main building.

Please ensure you label each item of your child's clothing.


Excursion/Incursion Payments and Permission Forms.


Your child will participate in many excursions and incursions throughout their time at Caulfield Junior College. Excursions and incursions are designed to stimulate and motivate learning and are a highlight for many students. Parent volunteers are often required to assist on excursions and requests are made via the classroom teacher.


The cost of the extra-curriculum Excursions and Incursions that occur during the year are covered by the Key Experiences Levy- most families pay this in full. On some occasions other activities are offered which require separate payment. All Excursion/Incursion forms are approved and paid (if not paid in advance) through Compass. They must be finalised by the cutoff date within Compass. As always if you are experiencing financial difficulty please contact the Office BEFORE the event.


The permission form within Compass includes details of the excursion/incursion including date/s, destination, transport method, adult responsible and the cost. This  also includes personalised student details – please ensure that all the details are current.


Parents are required to complete the form within Compass and include an emergency contact number for the particular excursion/incursion to which the note relates.


If the permission form or payment is not completed by the cutoff date, your child cannot attend or participate. Teachers will remind their students and have been sending reminder emails to parents through Compass.


Students must be dressed in full school uniform when attending excursions. Students are seen as ambassadors for our school and dressing neatly reflects a sense of pride as well as making it easier to identify our students.


School Gate Opening Times


Link to times


No Dogs Allowed.


It is not permissible for dogs to be on the school grounds at any time – including after hours and weekends.


Sites interactifs gratuits de ressources:


Si vous désirez  proposer des activités en français à vos enfants nous vous recommandons ces sites qui vous proposent des liens vers des sites français, des exercices en ligne et des jeux éducatifs gratuits pour les élèves du préscolaire à la 6ème.




If you would like your child to do some activities in French we recommend the following sites which contain a lot of links to French sites, free online exercises and educative games for students from Prep to Y6.