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Absences and Attendance


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.