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School Times

Start 8:15am

Supervised Eating Time 10:00 - 10:15am

Recess Play Time 10:15 - 10:45am

Supervised Eating Time 12:45 - 1:00pm

Lunch Play Time 1:00 - 1:30pm

Finish 2:45pm

Our school office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00pm. 

If your child requires medication at School or anything related to medical / first aid treatment please contact the front office (08) 8972 1277.

Term Dates

School Notebook


Term 1 Start

Tuesday, 30 January 2024

Term 1 Finish

Friday, 5 April 2024

School Holidays

Saturday, 6 April 2024 to Sunday, 14 April 2024


Term 2 Start

Monday, 15 April 2024

Term 2 Finish

Friday, 21 June 2024

School Holidays

Saturday, 22 June 2024 to Monday, 15 July 2024


Term 3 Start

Tuesday, 16 July 2024

Term 3 Finish

Friday, 20 September 2024

School Holidays

Saturday, 21 September 2024 to Sunday, 6 October 2024


Term 4 Start

Monday, 7 October 2024

Term 4 Finish

Thursday, 12 December 2024

School Holidays

Friday, 13 December 2024 to Tuesday, 28 January 2025


At KSPS we wear our uniform to develop a sense of pride in our school and to maintain our positive image of the school within the wider community.

The NT Government’s Compulsory School Uniform Policy requires that all students in Northern Territory Government schools from Transition to Year 9 wear an authorised school uniform whilst on school premises and when attending official school activities during and after school hours.

The compulsory requirement for students to wear a school uniform is intended to address health and safely considerations, minimise clothing cost burdens for parents, promote a positive school image and eliminate social pressures on students to keep up with fashion and brand names.

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Bus Lane

Territory Transit provide a school bus service for Katherine and surrounding areas. 

The following link provides you with a map of the routes relevant to KSPS

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We supervise our students each afternoon as they board the buses and ensure they get on the appropriate bus, as per your instructions. Should your child need to catch a different bus or travel by means other than the bus, please let us know well in advance so that we can ensure your child receives the message and is in the correct area. 

Please note that as the buses are run by a commercial operator, the school has no control over any operational matters pertaining to the buses, staff, bus routes or timetables. 

We do take misbehaviour and bullying on the buses very seriously but your first point of contact with any bus issues should be the bus company. We will do what we can at a school level to deal with any inappropriate behaviour from our students. 

Please Note that the School Bus Interchange on Chambers Drive is a restricted zone. No one is to access this area whilst buses are present. 

Please contact Pete Rose, Operations Supervisor in Katherine, on

0490 940 556 for further information or email 

Click below to download the “Code Of Conduct For School Bus Travel”  and “Student Travel Planner” which might assist you in making arrangements for your family 

Link to Code of Conduct For Bus Travel

Rules for catching a school bus | NT.GOV.AU 

Link to Student Travel Planner

Student travel planner 

School Council

The Katherine South Primary School Council is committed to school improvement with active participation in developing and implementing the School Strategic Plan. It involves itself in a range of key areas including: 

School financial management 


 Infrastructure / building 

 Fundraising activities 


 Out of School Hours Care 

The School Council is made up of an elected body of eight parents, a Pre-School representative, four teachers plus the Principal and School Business Manager. The Annual General Meeting is held before 15th March each year. Council meetings are held on Monday evenings twice a term in our school library. 

The wider school community is welcome to have input in the school’s direction through the Council and its sub-committees. Parents do not need to be a council member to be involved in various activities. For further information on Council activities, contact the Chairperson or the Principal through the school office. The School Council constitution is available from the school office for any interested parents. 

Check the newsletter or school website for details of meetings and activities. 

Please come along to School Council meetings – make new friends and be actively involved in the direction of your child’s school. 

School Supplies


Canteen Information

Our canteen is managed by the Katherine South Primary School Council and is open daily to provide the option of a nutritional breakfast, morning tea and/or lunch for our students, staff and families.

The Department of Education (DoE) and KSPS are committed to ensuring that students in our school setting have access to healthy foods and drinks and nutrition education, which will help inform students’ decision making in the future.


To ensure this occurs, our school follows the NT DoE Canteen, Health and Nutrition Policy.


If your child requires medication at school or anything in relation to Medical/First Aid Treatment please contact the front office.  

School Supply


Our service aims to provide a safe fun environment for all children. We aim to make an environment which actively promotes the positive aspects of diversity and encourage acceptance and appreciation of individual differences.

Our goal is to create a fun educational place for children to enjoy, and parents / carers to be confident that their children are happy and well catered for in their absence.

Fee Schedule

Outside School Hours Care fees are as follows:

Full Time Care (2.30pm to 5.45pm 5 days per week) $100 per week

Part Time Care (Set hours per week) $10 per hour

Casual Care (24 hours’ notice required) $15.00 per hour or part thereof


Vacation Care fees are as follows:

Full Time Care (7.30am to 5.30pm 5 days per week) $300.00

Part Time Care $10.00 per hour

Casual Care (24hrs notice required) $15.00 per hour.

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