Student Attendance

Every day counts – school attendance

Daily school attendance is important for all children and young people to succeed in education and ensure they don't fall socially and developmentally behind. Regular attendance at school and completion of Year 12 or an equivalent qualification contribute to better health outcomes and improved employment opportunities. Therefore, it is important that children develop habits of regular attendance at an early age.

Coming to school every day is vital, but if for any reason your child must miss school, please ensure to speak with your child's classroom teacher to find out what work your child needs to keep up.

 Notifying Student Absences

  • For unexpected absences, please notify the school office by PAM or telephone by 9:30 am the morning of each absence. Your child's name, class and reason for absence is required.
  • Students arriving late to school, after 8.55am, need to be signed in by their parent/guardian using the PassTAB system located in the Administration Office.
  • If a student is absent without notification to the school by 9:30am an SMS will be sent to parents/guardians. This will be followed up with a phone call to parents (or emergency contacts if parents can not be notified) if the school is still not advised of the student’s reason for absence.
  • A written note to your child’s teacher is required when they return to school. 
  • By law every absence must be accounted for on our rolls and written notes kept.  Prolonged or frequent illness requires a doctor's certificate.

Extended Absence

If an extended absence is needed (eg travel overseas, etc):

  • If deemed genuine and leave is approved, a letter confirming the approval by the Principal will be sent to the parent.

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