Welcome to St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Smithton

Welcome to St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Smithton


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School Hours

Doors to the school open officially at 8:30am, and students are encouraged to arrive between 8:30am – 8:40am.

Parents are requested to ensure their children acquire appropriate punctuality habits from their earliest years, and this applies to the commencement of classes each morning. Students arriving late for school after 8:45am should be signed in at the office.

Unless attending school related activities, such as sports training, children are not permitted in the school grounds after 3:10pm.

School office hours are 8:30am - 3:30pm. To contact the office outside of these hours, please email spc@catholic.tas.edu.au.  

Breakfast Club

Although the school day officially commences at 8:30am, students can access the Josephite Centre for breakfast club from 8:15am. This service is provided for those children that are unable to have breakfast before they come to school or have traveled from afar.



A bus service is provided for all outlying areas.   Parents wishing to arrange for their child to catch the bus must contact Wells Waggons on 6452 2900. Students catching buses are supervised in lines and taken to their respective buses by teaching staff. 



Our school canteen operates twice weekly on a Tuesday and Tuesday. Orders are to be made through the Qkr! App. Please see below the current canteen list. 

Parent Involvement

Our school provides quality education that supports parents in their role as the prime educators of their children. Parents are invited to be actively involved in assisting in classroom activities and all aspects of school community life from Kindergarten through to Grade 6.

Parents and Friends

The Parents and Friends members are active in fundraising to assist in meeting the needs of the students and School. All parents and friends of St Peter Chanel Catholic School are invited to attend Parents and Friends meetings. These meetings provide an opportunity to meet with the Principal to become informed and involved in the School community. Meeting dates and times are advertised in our School newsletter, via our Facebook page and on this website in 'Calendar of Events'

Working with Vulnerable People

New laws designed to reduce the likelihood of harm and create safer environments for all children and vulnerable people have been enacted in Tasmania. The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 (the Act) makes it compulsory for many people who associate with children and other vulnerable people to be registered to Work with Vulnerable People. To comply with the Act, Catholic Education in Tasmania (CET) requires School Support employees, volunteers and external providers to be registered to Work with Vulnerable People.

For further information about registration and the application process, please visit the Catholic Education Tasmania website.

Child Safe Communities 

Catholic Education Tasmania is committed to ensuring that our schools are child safe and that staff including volunteers and coaches are held to account for their conduct.

Please click here to view the Safeguard Advice for Parents, Volunteers and Coaches.  https://catholic.tas.edu.au/child-safe-communities 


Vacant positions at St Peter Chanel Catholic School care advertised via https://www.teachers.on.net/ 



St Peter Chanel Catholic School operates as part of the 38 schools and colleges that make up Catholic education in Tasmania and is administered by the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office.

At St Peter Chanel we are lucky to have a dedicated group of current and former parents and teachers as part of our School Board along with our Parish Priest.  The function of the School Board is to act as an advisory board to the Principal.

The aim of the Board is to:

  • Promote the concept of lay ministry
  • Develop ownership and stability for the future
  • Offer financial advice
  • Develop and refine policy
  • Serve as a good public relations source
  • Enable the Principal to spend adequate time as an educational leader
  • Provide parents with a voice in their children’s care and education
  • Encourage strategic planning

Members of the board are as follows:

Principal - Mrs Kerrie Flynn 

Board Chair - Mr Chase Armstrong

Parish Priest - Fr Amal

Additional members - Mrs Erin Franks, Mrs Denieka Korpershoek, Mr Andrew Gourley & Mrs Shae Bishop. As a group they meet throughout the year,  to discuss upcoming and current projects and oversee the ongoing changes at our school. 

If you are interested in joining our school board please contact the Principal for more information. 

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