Absence and Attendance

Online absent form

If your child is absent from school we require you to fill in the online form in our app. If you haven’t already downloaded out app visit the communication section of our website.

It is a legal requirement for children to attend school. If a child is absent or late for any reason, a written note or verbal reason must be provided to the school teacher.

  • When students arrive late for school they must sign in through the front office.
  • If parents need to withdraw students during the day they must attend the front office first to request a permission slip to release their child from class.
  • Notes will be sent home three times per term for unexplained absences.

Students are deemed to be at risk by the Department of Education if their attendance is below 90%.

90% If your child attends 90% of the time, we regard them as attending regularly, they could be missing:

  • 1 day a fortnight.
  • 1 week a term.
  • 4 weeks a year.
  • 1 year by the end of Year 9.
  • 1 semester between Year 8 & Year 12.
80%  If your child attends 80% of the time, we regard them in the lowest risk category, they could be missing:

  • 1 day a week.
  • 2 weeks a term.
  • 8 weeks a year.
  • 1 year by the end of Year 4.
  • 2 years by the end of Year 8.
  • 3 years by the end of Year 12.
  • 1 year between Year 8 & Year 11.
60%  If your child attends 60% of the time, we regard them at a moderate risk, they could be missing:

  • 2 days a week.
  • 4 weeks a term.
  • 16 weeks each year.
  • 1 year by the end of Semester 1, Year 3.
  • 2 years by the end of Year 5.
  • 3 years by the end of Semester 1, Year 8.
  • 4 years by the end of Year 10.
  • 5 years by the end of Semester 1, Year 12.
  • 2 years between Year 8 & Year 12.