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Absences and Attendance

6/02/2014

If your child is absent from school, please contact the student absence line on 5457 2360 with your child’s name, class and reason for the absence. 

Unfortunately, undertaking a leisure activity such as shopping, visiting friends and relatives, fishing or camping, taking the day off because it is the child’s birthday is not a reasonable explanation for an absence from school.  The school is required to follow up all absences which are not explained.

Parents are requested to:-

  • ensure your child arrives at school by 8:40am every school day
  • minimise disrupting your child's school day so your child has the best opportunity to learn
  • contact the school prior to any planned absences provide an explanation (preferably in writing), if not beforehand then within 2 days of the student's return to school, each time your child is absent from school. 

This may take the form of:

  • a medical certificate
  • a written explanation note, containing the student's name, dates and reasons for absence
  • a verbal explanation to the school through either a phone call on the school’s student absence phone line (5457 2360) or visit to the school.