Goonellabah Public School

Innovative Progressive Creative

Telephone02 6624 1444

Front Office

Front Office Staff Photo

Front Office Staff

Office Hours:

Our friendly office staff are here to assist you Monday to Friday from 8.45am - 3.15pm.

Late Arrivals Or Early Leavers:

Students arriving late are to report to the front office with their parents to obtain a late pass.  Parents are to notify the office why the child/children is/are late.

The class teacher and front office must be notified of any change in the collection routine.  Should you wish to collect your child early from class you must obtain a leave pass from the front office first.


If your child/children is/are absent please notify the school explaining the absence within 7 days via the school bytes portal.

Alternativley you can contact the School Office on 6624 1444 or email


Contact Information

Please ensure our office staff have updated contact information.  Should you change address or phone number at any time please inform the school as soon as possible - it is very distressing for a sick child if their parents cannot be contacted.

Payment of Money

In the very fast paced world we live in, we understand the need for you, our parents/carers to have the flexibility to make payments outside of school hours and furthermore, the ability to receive and respond to communication at a time that best suits your needs.

As a result, we are excited to announce our school will be engaging the services of School Bytes who offers a simplified digital system for school payments and parent/carer communication.

Changes you can expect

  • The students Statement of Account and payment reminders will be sent directly to parents/caregivers via email.
  • Emails will be sent to you from
  • The student's Statement of Account email will include the make a payment button that will take you to the school's online payment portal.
  • If the activity involves a cost, the make a payment button will allow you to pay securely, quickly and easily via credit or debit card after granting permission (Visa and Mastercard only).
  • Online forms including permission notes, will be sent to you directly via School Bytes with a link enclosed. Select the link to open the secure online form.
  • The online form will have information about the activity with a section for a digital signature (either with a mouse or your finger) prior to submitting.

What do you need to do to prepare for the change?

Not much really…

  • You do not have to sign up or register with School Bytes.
  • You do not have to download an app.
  • You do need to ensure your email address and contact details up to date, you don’t want to miss critical information being sent to you.
  • Monitor your inbox for communication we send to you.
  • Respond to digital correspondence received via email or complete the online digital form and submit.
  • Ensure emails sent to you from are not marked as spam/junk in your email system.

Change can be diffcult, if you have any issues with setting up or using School Bytes.  Please contact us we are here to help.

If cash is your preferred method of payment, we ask that when sending money to school please place in sealed envelope and clearly mark your child's name and class on the front and what event the money is for. 

All money will need to be taken to the front office to be receipted.Money should not be left in school bags or under desks.

Mobile Phones

Students who carry a mobile phone to school each day, are required to hand them in at the front office each morning on arrival to school.  Students are responsible for collecting their own mobile phone at the end of each school day.