Attendance

Every day counts

It is vitally important that students attend school every day, unless they are absent due to illness.

Absences

Regular attendance is a critical factor in the success of your child at school. Attendance for all students from Pre-primary to Year Six is compulsory. In Kindergarten, although not compulsory, we strongly encourage regular attendance. The school will follow up all unexplained absences, including in Kindergarten. Please note that all instances of vacation that occur inside school terms are classified as unauthorised absences. The school policy is to not provide work for students to complete during their family holidays as this sends the message that the school condones such absences.

Absentee notification

Our school uses an SMS notification system for student attendance. This system sends a text message for any unexplained absence. This will normally occur by 10:00am each school day, but may be delayed due to technical difficulties. Parents / carers are able to advise that their child will not be at school via text message, email or Compass.

Our SMS number for Absentee notifications is 0488 908 576.

All requests for extended absence should be made in writing to the Principal.

Late Arrival / Early Departure

The starting time is 8:50am.  If students arrive after 9:00am they must go to the Administration office where a parent or guardian will be required to sign their child/ren in on the Compass Kiosk to obtain a late pass to present to the classroom teacher.

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All children leaving early should be picked up by a parent or approved contact at the office where you will be required to sign them out on the Compass Kiosk.

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.