Attendance

Attendance and Absence Management

It is a legal requirement for children to attend school. If a child is absent or late for any reason, a notification (written note, SMS, email or Connect notification) or verbal reason must be provided to the school.

Absence notifications can be sent as an SMS via our MGM Message You service. Simply send the reason for your child’s absence to 0488 908 576. They can also be sent via email to Beeliar.ps@education.wa.edu.au or through Connect.

Connect quick guide for parents (Primary)

  • 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 Leave Pass 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.