New Family Orientation & First Day of School


The beginning of the 2016/17 academic year is fast approaching and we are looking forward to welcoming families new and returning to the ISPP campus on Thursday 4 August 2016.


The Elementary and Secondary schools will hold orientation sessions for new families on Wednesday 3 August at the ISPP campus. At these sessions, you will learn important information about the coming school year, meet other parents and students and have a tour of the school.

Orientation sessions will be held in our Black Box Theatre at the following times:

9:00am Early Years (Pre-Early Years, Early Years 1 and Early Years 2)
11:00am Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 5)
1:00pm Secondary (Grade 6 to Grade 12)
2:00pm Grade 6 only (Additional orientation for all Grade 6 students)*


The first day of Term 1 commences on Thursday 4 August at 7:30am.

A reminder of our school hours:

Elementary 7:30am - 2:30pm (Early Years 1 - Grade 5)
Secondary 7:30am - 2:45pm (Grade 6 - Grade 12)
Students should arrive at school at around 7:20am.

Early Years children have a staggered start in the first week of school. Parents will have already received advice about which day their child will start. Please note also that both new and returning Early Years students will attend only half days during the staggered start period.

Elementary students should not arrive before 7:10am as there is no adult supervision before that time. Early Years students should be accompanied each day to the Early Years Centre. Kindergarten to Grade 5 students should remain outside until the bell sounds at 7:25am, at which time they should go to their homeroom.

Secondary students will gather in the Black Box Theatre by 7:30am for a brief welcome back assembly.

*This orientation is for all new and returning Grade 6 students to prepare them for their first day of Secondary school. Parents will need to return at 4:00pm to collect their children.