General School Information

On this page you will find our school bell times, the process to report an absence, our communications chart, a copy of our Parent Handbook and Prospectus, along with details about volunteering at school, our Parent and Friends Committee and CESA's Parents Group.  

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School hours

8:50am School commences

11:10am - 11:30am Recess

12:30am - 1:00pm Lunch

3:10pm Dismissal

Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm during the school term

Pupil free days along with start and end dates for school terms can be found on our news and events school calendar page.

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Reporting student absence

We need to know before 9:00am if your child will be absent.

Please contact us via: Phone: 8272 2368

or via Audiri [formerly known as Skoolbag]: Submit Absentee Form (located under Parent Forms heading)


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Your participation.

When you're involved in your child's school, it helps foster the growth of the partnership between us. We understand people have different interests and availability, so please speak to us to find out how you can be involved.

Working with Children Clearance

It is a child protection regulation that all new volunteers obtain a Working With Children Clearance before commencing their service at the school. Office staff can guide new volunteers through this process. 


Parent Handbook

For important information regarding school routines, expectations and administrative matters, please download our Parent Handbook. 



Parents and Friends Committee

Our Parents and Friends Committee meets online via TEAMS once a term to organise school fundraising and community enhancing activities for our school. We have many families who are part of the volunteering section of our P&F with a smaller core group who attend the meetings. We encourage all our families to participate in this thriving Committee. Please email our front office for details on how to join.


Catholic School Parents SA

Catholic School Parents of South Australia (CSPSA) is an organisation that aims to promote and support parents and families by providing a voice for education and issues which affect their children. It is the vision of CSPSA that all parents and carers of children are empowered through leadership, communication, advocacy and partnership.


Read the CSPSA Charter for Parents blog here.

"We moved the kids through to St Raphael's part way through the year and I think you can really tell the success of a school by the happiness of the children. Our children are so much more confident, relaxed and feel really empowered after coming to this school. I think this comes down to the care and the support that they get from the teachers and everybody in the school community."

Ashleigh parent at St Raphael's School

How lovely the children are