Daily school attendance is important for all children to succeed in education and to ensure they do not fall behind both socially and developmentally. School helps children to develop important skills, knowledge and values that set them up for further learning and participation in their community. School helps them to make the most of life opportunities.
Research has found that the rate of absenteeism in schools has a significant impact on student learning. This is particularly so if a high absence rate (11 days or more) is repeated each year.
Reporting an absence
The Department of Education and Training require all student absences to be reported to the school for each day of the absence. To assist us in managing this, please report a student absence by 8:50 am on the morning of the absence in one of four ways:
If a parent/carer does not contact the school to provide an explanation on the day of their child’s absence, the school must attempt to contact the parent/carer of the student as soon as practicable. If the parent/carer cannot be reached, the school will attempt to make contact with your child's emergency contact/s.
Late arrivalsYou can advise the office for lateness via Compass or telephone (9460 1668). Please ensure when dropping off/picking up your child you sign your child in/out at the office.
Extended holidaysIf your child is going to be away for a longer period please provide the office with a note outlining the dates and reason for absence.