Attendance and absences

Attendance and absences

Missing school means your child misses out on vital information and maintaining learning routines. This can result in a loss of confidence and missing out on forming vital friendships.

Attendance is recorded each day. As a parent or caregiver you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day, including sports days unless your child:

  • has an unavoidable medical or dental appointment (preferably these should be made after school or during holidays)
  • is required to attend a recognised religious holiday
  • is required to attend an exceptional or urgent family circumstance (such as attending a funeral)
  • is sick, or has an infectious illness.

If you are having difficulty getting your child to attend school regularly, you might like to talk to the child's teacher, school principal or the school counsellor.

If your child has to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please  inform the administration assistant who will assist in completing the Leave Form to pass on to the class teacher, or explain the reason via the school app, phone, email, or written note as soon as possible, or within seven days.