New Students

Welcome to Prescott College!

This page contains some key information for new students to Prescott College. Please feel free to contact our Front Office for any further information.

Prescott College

P: 08 8269 1655
2 Koonga Avenue, Prospect, SA 5082


Students are expected to arrive by 8:30am to be in Homeroom by 8:45am sharp.

Please note the following finishing times:

School finishes at 3:20pm on Monday – Thursday
An earlier finish of 2:35pm on Friday


Chapel runs every week during Period 3 each Thursday. The presentations range from informational to inspirational. Often there is some music and singing to begin the time together.


The canteen operates every day and provides a range of vegetarian food. Orders must be placed on the spriggy app. If you wish to purchase a snack for recess, you may pay with cash over the counter.

Students are otherwise welcome to bring their own lunch.

Recess and Lunchtime Sports

During recess and lunch, sporting equipment will be available for student use. The basketball court and both grassed oval areas may be used to play sport. Students will be reminded to finish their games and return any sports equipment 5min before the end of recess or lunch.

Library and Printing

Students are welcome to use the College library during recess and lunch. If students wish to use the library during class time, they must bring a note from their teacher.

The College provides an A3 coloured printer for student use in the library. Students will be given credit towards use of this printer every year. Additional credit may be purchased if required.


A newsletter is issued on Friday once a fortnight via email during school term to all current parents. Newsletters are typically a few pages long and contain important information about upcoming events.

Laptop Program and Internet Access

Prescott College provides a sustainable way for families to purchase a laptop for their child to use at school and at home. Payment for the laptop is made quarterly over a period of two years, at the completion of which, the student will own the laptop.

A commercial quality wireless network and Internet access is available for student use. Please see our IT co-ordinator Mr Willis to help set up your personal laptop or to assist with any IT issues.

Recommended Homework Time

As a guide to the amount of homework to be done by students, the following list provides a recommended minimum time (based on 5 nights per week). If set homework is not provided for any one night, students should take the opportunity to use this time for reading, revision and study.

Year 7s – 9s:  1hr per night
Year 10:  1.5hrs per night
Year 11:   2hrs per night
Year 12:  3hrs per night