All students are expected to attend every school day unless there is a good reason for absence i.e. illness or pressing family need. Dentist, doctor and other appointments should be made outside school time.
If you are unable to attend school due to illness or any other significant reason, a phone call from your parent/carer is expected to the school office by 8.30 am.
You are responsible for catching up on any work missed during your absence. You should ask your class teachers for assistance.
If it is absolutely unavoidable and you must take leave during the school term, or to extend term holidays or weekends, your parent/carer must seek approval from the Principal, in writing four weeks in advance of the requested leave.
On your return to school after any absence, you will need to present a completed absence note/documents to your Learning Advisor.
Letters of Recorded Absence
At the midpoint and end of a school term, a mandatory letter that is required to inform parents of your absence this term will be sent home. This is a requirement of the government agencies, and this letter will be sent home when your attendance levels reach, 90%, 80%, 70% and 60%. These letters also include tallies for days that were approved by the Principal (in previous years these days did not count).
Absence during the day (see also Early Departure)
You must remain within the school grounds during the day. If you have to leave during the day, you need to bring a permission note from your parents, obtain permission from your Leader of Year and sign out through the Front Office.
Students leaving school during the day must be accompanied by a parent or the parent’s delegate.
The parent’s nominated delegate must be prepared to provide proof of identification which may need to be confirmed with the child’s parent/carer.
Absence from specific activity days (e.g. excursions/carnivals)
Extracurricular days (e.g. excursions, sports carnivals and camps) are essential parts of the school curriculum. Attendance is mandatory. If leave is unavoidable on a school activity day, parents/carers are asked to ring the School and leave a message for the Leader of Year regarding the reason for your absence. Your parents/carers may be contacted during the day if this message is not received. On your return to school, you will need to present a completed absence note.