Term 1 Begins

The first day of the 2024 School Year


January 31, 2023 - 8:30 am


January 31, 2023 - 3:20 pm

Term 1, 2024 Begins

Information regarding the start of Term 1, for Cedar College students

Tuesday January 30

School begins at 8:30am

The first day of school can be both exciting and emotional. Take the time to talk through the day with younger children, assuring them that their teacher is there to help them, and there will be many other students feeling just like them. Older students may be more familiar with school procedures, and should be encouraged to set goals for their new school year. Talk with them about their effort, character, homework and behaviour – what will they put in, and what will be the result.

Please see the Get Ready Day! information here.


The car park and Kiss&Drop is extremely busy on the first day of school. Please keep to the 10km/h speed limit at all times.


TERM 1 BEGINS – Tuesday, January 30, 2024


First Day of Primary School

Primary School students will begin their first day at 8:40am in their classrooms. New students should make their way to their classroom by 8:35am. If you are unsure of their classroom, please check at the Welcome Table, or see the Front Office.

Students will need to bring their covered and named books and other stationery items on the first day of school.

Primary School students wear their Full Summer Uniform on the first day of school.

Reception students will not attend school on Wednesdays for the first 5 weeks of Term 1, as they transition to full-time school.

Primary School finishes at the normal time of 3:15pm.

First day of High School

The High School day begins at 8:30am. New High School students (including all Year 7s) should meet on the High School lawns at 8:20am, where they will be met by their Year Level Co-ordinator or Community teacher. Returning students who know where their new Homeroom is located can go directly to their classroom. At 8:30am a “student to lockers” bell will sound. Students need to be ready for Homeroom at 8:35am. Any student arriving after 8:35am must report to the High School Office.

Year 7 students can read further information on our Year 7 Quick-Start page.

All students should bring their combination padlock (Year 7 and all other new students will receive one in their stationery pack) and their laptops, which should be fully charged.

High School finishes at the normal time of 3:20pm.

Contact Cedar College

School Office: 08 8261 3377

School Address: 215-233 Fosters Rd Northgate, South Australia 5085.


If you'd like further details about enrolling your child at Cedar College please contact the Enrolment Office via our Enrolment page.

About Cedar College

Cedar College is a Reception to Year 12 co-educational independent Christian School, in the growing suburb of Northgate, South Australia.