St Columba's Primary School Adamstown

(02) 4952 1642
Lockyer St, Adamstown NSW 2289

School Hours

Morning bell for assembly: 8:55am

Recess: 11.00 am – 11:25 am

Lunch: 1.00 pm – 1:50 pm

Dismissal: 3.00 pm

Playground supervision begins at 8.30am.  No responsibility is taken for students arriving at school before this time.   In the afternoon staff supervise children while waiting for buses or transport home and while walking across intersections.   Parents collecting students during class time or arriving late are asked to complete the Sign In /Out register located in the school office.



Curriculum might be defined as the sum total of all experiences that take place within a school. The formalised curriculum is divided into Key Learning Areas:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and Its Environment.
  • Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
  • Creative Arts

We are currently in the implementation phase of the Federal Government’s Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and History K-10.


Lessons are approximately 30 minutes per day. The Diocesan Religion Syllabus and the accompanying units of work outline what should be taught in each class. The units of work have been formulated so that they are appropriate for the age, development and understanding of the children. The outcomes cover 4 major strands: Jesus and Scripture, History and Beliefs, Celebration and Prayer, and Justice and Morality. These Outcomes have specific indicators which outline what children are expected to know in each Stage.