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Student Attendance & Punctuality

What to do if you are going to be absent or late to School

Student Attendance & Punctuality

It is very important that once your child commences school, their attendance is regular and punctual.

It is expected that children attend school every day unless they are too sick or injured, have an infectious disease or a genuine acceptable reason for absence. Parents/guardians are required by the Department of Education to provide the school with a verbal or written explanation for absences. This can be done either by phoning the office or directly to the teacher via the uEducateUs app.

Children who are late for class, even by only a few minutes, have a disrupted start to the day and also interrupt teachers and other students. Students who arrive after the 9.00am bell will be recorded as late.

If it is necessary to take a child out of school prior to the end of the school day, parents are required to fill in the Early Leave Book at the office before collecting children.

Absences, lateness and early departures are tracked closely and any unexplained or excessive absences will be followed up.

If you are running late to collect your child at the end of the school day or have organised for someone else to collect your child, please contact the office. Your child’s teacher will be informed so that we can let your child know and, where needed, make alternative arrangements.

Children should not be in the school yard before 8.45am or after 3.15pm unless they are accompanied by a parent or participating in the out-of-school-hours program (see Camp Australia).